Below are links to databases and electronic resources that support the study of health care policy and related areas of research. For additional resources, GO HERE.
Databases that offer multidisciplinary coverage of health care policy literature from scholarly and non-scholarly sources.
- CQ Researcher -- in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly 44 times a year.
- Google Scholar -- the scholarly part of the Google empire. To set up Google Scholar with access to full-text journals and databases, go here.
- JSTOR -- a multidisciplinary archive of scholarly journal articles covering most major disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Useful for identifying historical research on a topic.
- ProQuest -- comprehensive, multidisciplinary database of newspaper, magazine, and scholarly journal articles updated daily. Content is more focused and manageable than Google Scholar.
SPECIALIZED RESEARCH RESOURCES
- Abstracts in Social Gerontology -- summarizes essential research concerning the social aspects of aging, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, politics of aging, medicalization of aging, elderly and their families, aging and the economy, workplace aging, and other key areas of relevance to the discipline. Coverage is from 1966 to the present.
- AgeLine – provides access to aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. Sources include scholarly journals, books, book chapters, reports, dissertations, consumer guides, and educational videos from 1966-present.
- Healthcare Administration Database -- this database is a collection of reliable and relevant resources in the field of health administration, including journals and dissertations.
- PubMed -- primarily an open access database of research in medical and biomedical fields, the contents do include public policy literature related to the health care system and medical industry. Coverage is generally 1946 to the present.
- Family Health – this database includes journals and magazines covering a comprehensive range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.
Related Research Databases
- Behavioral and Mental Health Online -- provides a comprehensive, rich, and diverse collection of video and text. The collection includes clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, compelling documentaries on the human condition, psychotherapy transcripts, as well client narratives and reference works.
- Child Development and Adolescent Studies -- provides citations to current and historical social and behavioral sciences literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21, including book reviews, abstracts from hundreds of journals, technical reports, books, book chapters, and theses and dissertations.
- Consumer Health Database -- includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.
- Family Studies Abstracts -- this database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. May be useful in identifying research on the relationships between criminal justice and family dynamics.
- HeinOnline Law Journal Library -- full text access to digitized content of more than 2,600 law and law-related periodicals that cover criminal justice, political science, technology, human rights, and more. Coverage for all journals is from first issue and volume through the current issue or volume for most titles.
- Native Health Database -- open access database of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health-related issues, programs, and initiatives of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.
- PsycINFO -- database with more than three million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature of journal articles, chapters, books, dissertations and reports in psychology, the behavioral sciences, and mental health.
Social Work Abstracts -- contains more than 35,000 records, spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more.
- Sociological Abstracts -- primary resource for accessing the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and doctoral dissertations.
Databases that offer the opportunity to understand and contemplate the implications of policy decisions through the eyes of those who may be most impacted by those decisions.
- Chicano Database -- bibliographic index focuses on the Mexican-American and Chicano experience, and the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central American immigrants since 1992. Covers Chicano/a art, education, folklore, health. history, labor, language and literature, music, politics, public policy, religion, sociology, and women's studies.
- Ethnic NewsWatch -- includes current and archival coverage of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic and minority presses. Very important database for gaining a perspective and an understanding of civic engagement from underrepresented groups and minorities.
- GenderWatch -- a full-text database that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, NGO and special reports.
- LGBT Life -- the premier resource to the world\'s literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual issues with coverage that includes traditional academic, lifestyle, and regional publications, as well as non-periodical content such as non-fiction books, bibliographies and dissertations.
DATA AND STATISTICS
- Chronic Disease Indicators -- provides access to specific state indicator data that enables public health professionals and policymakers to retrieve uniformly defined state and selected metropolitan-level data for chronic diseases and risk factors that have a substantial impact on public health. These indicators are essential for surveillance, prioritization, and evaluation of public health interventions.
- National Center for Health Statistics -- the nation’s principal health statistics agency providing public health data intended to guide actions and policies to document the health status of the population and of important subgroups, identify disparities in health status and use of health care services by race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, region, and other population characteristics, monitor trends in health status and health care delivery, and provide information for making changes in public policies and programs.
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