- good articles
- a Chronology of relevant events for the topic
- lists of stakeholders and their web sites
- a pro and con feature
- bibliographies of further reading.
Begin with these for articles on healthcare and related topics:
Health Source: Nursing/Academic - info
This database provides full-text articles from 600 scholarly journals, including more than 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.
PubMed (MEDLINE) - info
The National Library of Medicine's authoritative source for information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
PubMed® Online Training
- Medical Science
- Allied Health
- Public Health
LexisNexis: Health & Medical Care - info
Povides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 5,000 sources, most of them available in full text. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily.
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- Medline Abstracts
- Medical Journals
- Law Review Healthcare Articles
- Healthcare Law Newsletters
- Healthcare in the News
- Medical & Health Blogs
BioMed Central - info
Open-access, online, peer-reviewed BMC journals that encompasses all the major biological and medical disciplines. In addition, the medical journals publish Case Reports, Debates and Study Protocols, and the biology journals publish Methodology articles. Title list by subject.
Source for current and past scholarly research about all aspects of injury prevention and safety promotion. The database contains current and backfile articles from 8357 active scholarly journals and from the backfiles of 2936 "inactive" journals, including articles from over 5,000 journals that are not included in PubMed/Medline.
Annual Reviews - info
Comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 30 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.
Over 1000 leading journals available from the journals' own sites. Includes articles published online ahead of print; plus all of Medline -- with links. Title list by subject.
ProQuest Research Library - info
4,000 titles—nearly 2,800 in full text—from 1971 forward. A diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. This multi-subject resource covers a core list of periodicals; plus 15 supplemental subject-specific modules.
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the "hard" sciences and social sciences.
- Science Citation Index™ Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) - info
Find information from more than 6,650 journals across 150 disciplines in areas such as agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences, engineering, technology, applied science, medical and life sciences, and physical and chemical sciences.
- Social Sciences Citation Index ® (SSCI) - info
Find information from 2,474 of the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines in areas such as anthropology, sociology, urban studies, business and communication, criminology, penology, law, nursing, rehabilitation, and information and library sciences.
Specialized topics relating to Healthcare:
Firearms Research Digest
A database of social science, criminology, law reviews, medical and public health research concerning firearms. With the new availability of gun violence data and research, one of the primary goals of the website is to help those in law enforcement, public health and government develop best practices and smarter approaches to curbing gun crime and violence.The site will eventually be expanded to include research from 1988 to the present. It currently covers 2002-2009.
Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
Fine and Performing Arts, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, and Theology
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Health Systems Evidence
Health Systems Evidence
"Launched by McMaster University Health Forum on December 12, 2011, as "the world's most comprehensive, free access point for high-quality evidence" on health systems, this redeveloped version of the site created 2 years ago is relevant to policymakers, researchers, and healthcare providers. Continually updated syntheses of research studies that address health system governance and financial, economic, and care delivery strategies are accessible. Value-added summaries that indicate a quality rating and currency of the syntheses and the countries in which studies were conducted are also available. Advanced search functionality and search tips, including video tutorial, are useful."
(page 3 of CyberSkeptics Guide to Internet Research, April 2012)
Free registration required (quick and immediate access).