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Public Policy

Guide to resources for government, public policy, and public administration.

Finding Articles and Research on Health Topics

Databases of Health and Medical Articles

Databases of general and related information

Health Statistics

News Sources

Finding Basics about Medical Conditions

Searching Tips

  1. Remember, most things in the medical field have two names: Common and Scientific.  Think about which one will get the best search results based on where you are searching.
  2. Try to make sure that when you search you have two key ideas.  For instance, a drug and a specific population of patients.
  3. Link key ideas with AND and like different keywords for the same idea with OR
  4. Try lots of different strategies.  Searching and finding information is a process, you need to try different combinations of keywords and look in a number of different places.
  5. Don't be afraid to go outside of the library.  The library is the easiest way to find peer reviewed articles in full text, but it's not the only source for reliable information.  You may need government statistics, or reports from not profit organizations depending on how your search develops.