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GS 255 Global Health: Library Resources

Critical Perspectives on Health, Care and Policy - El-Shaarawi

SCHOLARLY ARTICLES


 Peer-Reviewed Journal: Lancet Global Health, November 2016 Issue

Look for a check box in the search results of the following databases to limit your results to Peer-Reviewed or Scholarly/Academic journals. Peer-Reviewed journals are vetted by faculty in the subject area, and are thus particularly important in academic research.

The above databases can also be used to find non-scholarly material: magazines, newspapers, book reviews, etc. Look for document type designations.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

GS 255 GLOBAL HEALTH - LIBRARY RESOURCES GUIDE

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Data Visualization - Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa, Both Sexes, All Ages, 2015 DALYs. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

GREY LITERATURE (WORKING PAPERS, POLICY PAPERS, etc.)

SEARCH TIPS

Quotations glue together a phrase.

“life expectancy”

An asterisk stands in for different endings.

infectio* = infectious, infection, infections

Using AND between terms narrows a search. Results must include both terms.

“preventive care” AND children*

Using OR between words widens a search. Results can include either term.

(HIV OR AIDS) Note that an OR phrase should be in parentheses.

Keep gathering more search terms as you look at materials.   

Use subject headings to focus your search on concepts.

Examine citations in references & bibliographies to find more sources.

CITATION HELP

This class will use the Chicago Citation Style.

For more information about citing images, see the library guide CITING IMAGES

Why use the Citation Management Software Zotero?

It allows easy collection of citations, store PDFs, automatically creates bibliographies and more!

BOOKS

Our library catalog. Find books, DVDs & more.

Borrow from public and academic libraries in Maine.
Find in a library with WorldCat
The largest catalog in the world. Obtain materials not at Colby or other Maine libraries by clicking on "Request through ILLiad@Colby."

NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

For even more newspapers, consult our NEWSPAPER GUIDE with tabs for International and Specialty News sources.

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Many websites and subscription databases allow you to create a newsfeed tailored to your specific country and/or interest area. If you need help with this, just let me know.

RELATED GUIDES

  • Access to Health Care
  • Business and Corporate Practices
  • Ethics of Public Health
  • Global Health Diplomacy
  • Health and Human Rights
  • Social Justice

LIBRARIAN HELP

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