Get some background information on your topic before looking for journal articles.
Some great places to look:
Centers for Disease Control - lots of health data and statistics, plus information on a variety of health care issues/diseases/disorders.
Google - search the web for pages on your topic.
Library Catalog - locate books, reference books on medical topics in our (and local) libraries.
MedlinePlus - includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, links to medical information on diseases/disorders.
Merck Manual - online and print reference book on human diseases and disorders.
New York Times Health - includes patient interviews, high quality articles on medical topics.
Using web pages for information? See the following for guidelines on evaluating web pages: