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LIBRARY GUIDE TO PH 5200 - Planning/Imp/Eval/PH Interven

Potential information needs:
  1. Disease information 
  2. Background information on problem/population
  3. Literature on theory
  4. Data! 
  5. Community/organization information
  6. Evidence for intervention - literature on other interventions
  7. Policy information
  8. Actual healthcare cost information
  9. Published research studies
Disease, Diagnosis, Quick lookup
POINT OF CARE - epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, guidelines tools
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ClinicalKey
An evidence-based clinical reference tool for use at the point-of-care, includes information about epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, guidelines etc. 
All COVID-19 content is free to download. To access PDF of all content, you must log in or register for a free account with your institutional subscription.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff UpToDate
Evidence-based online resource covering thousands of internal medicine, pediatric, and OB/GYN topics. Includes topic summaries, adult and pediatric facets, graphs, images, guidelines etc. 
Library Contact
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Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only) - Currently all consultaions are conducted via GoogleMeet. 

If none of the time slots work for you or if there are none available, email me directly and suggest a date & time and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Literature Databases
Possible choices for finding evidence-based research:
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Business Source Elite  Broad scope - includes academic journals, trade publications, magazines, books, market research reports.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Complete comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Cochrane Library A collection of databases that contain evidence for healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff GenderWatch  Database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas - including health and wellness. 
Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)  The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE the premier database for biomedical journal citations.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO  Database of psychology and counseling literature.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Scopus  the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Social Work Abstracts   database of more than 450 social work and human services journals.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science  a leading database of scholarly journals, books, and proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities and navigate the full citation network.
For all research databases BROWSE SUBJECT LIST of DATABASES.
Evidence Based Medicine online resources
National Guideline Clearinghouse is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.

The NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries (formerly PRODIGY) are a reliable source of evidence-based information and practical 'know how' about the common conditions managed in primary care. (UK based)
Finding data & statistics

1. Government Health sites: 2. Government Statistics 3. Michigan Data 4. Regulations & Policy
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PolicyMap  Leverage thousands of U.S. data indicators to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level, as well as create custom regions, for their research and studies.
  • Children's Bureau - Office of the Administration for Children & Families - Laws & Policies
  • Health and Human Services - Laws and Regulations
  • Regulations.gov  - Find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents published in the Federal Register.
Citation Linkers

To get the full-text of an article you found on the web or elsewhere paste the citation information into Google Scholar and follow the Get-it buttons.

Google Scholar Article Search

Or use the library's citation linker tool.

If we don't have your article electronically or in print try borrowing through InterLibrary Loan.

Citation Tools
RefWorks is available through the Library subcriptions. You create a personal database of references, generate a bibliography from your list of references & automatically format in any common citation style.Refworks tutorials

Citation Style Guides:
Evaluating sources chart

Six Things to Consider about any information source.....

1. Authority - Who is the author/developer? What are her/his qualifications? What are the affiliations, if any?
2. Currency - Is the material current, updated regularly?
3. Coverage - Is the information complete? Are there sources given for additional information?
4. Accuracy - How do you know the information contained is correct? Are the facts cited, can they be checked?
5. Objectivity/Bias - Is the information presented objectively? What bias might the authors/creators have?
6. Appropriateness - Is this a good source for academic / scholarly level research?


Database tutorials

EBP tutorials:
Evidence-Based Practice Quick Reference Guide (Alaska Medical Library)
Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences: EBP Nursing Tutorial (UIC

Analyzing Sources & Literature Review tutorials:
Essential Elements of a Literature Review guide (UC Santa Cuz)
Conducting Literature Reviews - detailed guide (USC)
Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell Libraries)

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