This guide takes you through the tools and resources for finding research in progress and unpublished research in Paramedicine.
What do we mean by unpublished?
Typically we mean anything that is publicly available on the internet that isn't published formally in a journal article or conference proceedings. By their nature these unpublications are varied but might include things like:
Unpublished research can be harder to find a number of reasons. There is no one place to look. You have to dig a little deeper. The tools you can use o do this are covered in this Guide. Also, there isn't that much of it. There are a number of reasons for this. Paramedic researchers are relatively few and widely dispersed geographically and across different organizations (academic and EMS/Ambulance Services). Compared to similar areas Paramedic research is in the early stages of development. To use an analogy, Paramedic research is till taxing up the runway while other areas are already up and flying. It's not impossible; it's just harder than in more established research areas.
Why would you want to look?
If you are wondering why you would want to search for unpublished material, there could be a number of reasons: