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LIBRARY GUIDE TO PS 3340/LBS5904 - Public Policy & Health Care

Article Databases - Health
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Complete
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is a full-text database for nursing and allied health journals from 1937 to present. Includes access to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, magazines, pamphlets, evidence-based care sheets, books, and research instruments. How to Export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff HealthScience: Sage Full-text
HealthScience: Sage Full-text includes the full text of 26 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, encompassing over 46,000 articles and up to 129 years of backfiles.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO
PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index (SCI) and is one of the best resources to perform cited reference searches (locate articles that cite an earlier publication).
Acticle Databses - Public Policy

ABI/Inform is one of the premier databases for the literature of business, management and related fields--including careers and human resources. Publications include scholarly business journals as well as trade and practitioner journals, with over 80% full text content.

Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present.

Factiva is a premier business and general reference resource with a broad collection of sources that reach across disciplines from business and current events to communications and technology, politics, foreign policy, and more. Factiva.com combines more than 28,000 sources to give users access to premium content from 159 countries in 22 languages.

Academic Search Complete  Multi-disciplinary full-text database for social sciences, humanities, and science.

Statistics and Data Sets
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest collection of digital social science data. These data can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses..

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest) .

iPoll is a comprehensive database of 500,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. Also included is the Roper Center public opinion data which is the largest archives of public opinion information. Coverage: Data sets.

U.S. Census Bureau data Central, comprehensive site to locate economic, population, industry, and geographic data from the U.S. Census. Includes maps and data visualizations. 

Encyclopedia of Public Health by William Kirch, 2008.
Health News Websites
Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics.

Kaiser Family Foundation Health care and health policy website
NIH MedlinePlus Magazine - General health news from the National Institutes of Health.

Public Health Newswire published by APHA American Public Health Association
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Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

Political Fact Checking Sites
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the nonpartisan, nonprofit FactCheck.org monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.

A project of the Tampa Bay Times and its partners that intends to "help you find the truth in politics." In 2009, PolitiFact won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

The Fact Checker
A blog from the Washington Post, checks statements by politicians and political advocacy groups.

It's not exactly a fact-checking website, but this website from the Center for Responsive Politics does keep track of the money in politics. The site describes itself as "the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy."


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