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How to use this research guide
Each tab above focuses on different resources available through the Nash Library and Internet that can aid the user in locating materials for a paper or project.
- Health Databases has links to online article indices and books. Some of the articles are full-text, some may be in journals held in the Nash Library and others may have to be requested via interlibrary loan.
- Online Healthcare Guides has links to sources that offer a broad range of information in all health fields.
- Drug Guides provides a list of both print and online books and also includes links to a couple of databases that offer current articles on medical technology, research and legislation on the drug industry.
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Keep the focus of your topic clear when selecting what resources to use when looking for information. You may want to consult sources outside of the usual health field if your subject includes another main issue. For example:
Health topics about children
A question that considers health issues for children would be a good time to also check a database that covers almost all aspects of childhood and young adults called ERIC. Click on the link and then select ERIC from the drop down menu.
Health and business
If you're researching an area that compares services such as the benefits of home health care versus hospital care, a business database such as Business Source Premiere should be used. Click on the link, then select Business Source Premiere from the drop down menu.
Database of more than 180,000 full-text peer-reviewed articles from more than 100 journals across psychology and the behavioral & social sciences.