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Public Health: Getting Started

A guide to library resorces and research in public health

Sage Research Methods

Practice Data Analysis--master qualitative and quantitative data analysis through hands-on practice
Choose from over 150 datasets using data from real research, designed to support the teaching and independent learning of data analysis techniques.
The datasets are taken from government sources and academic research and demonstrate both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Each dataset is presented with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to best demonstrate how the method is applied.

Each content page includes:

  1. A definition and illustrative example of the method
  2. A description of the data
  3. Instruction on how to apply the method to the data
  4. Tips for presenting the findings
  5.  A link to the original complete dataset or research project when available

Fall Citation Management Workshops! Register now!

Citation management tools allow you to:
       Import your citations from databases, Google Scholar, websites
       Organize your citations using folders and tags
       Autoformat bibliographies and in-text citations and insert into your papers using hundreds of different citation styles.
Schedule & register for Fall 2018 RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero workshops to make it easier to create your bibliography and keep track of your references.

Key Databases

NLM To Your Health Podcasts

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DSM-5 Online

   The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.  The DSM-5 is part of the recently purchased package called PsychiatryOnline Premium.  Connect to DSM-5
View the PsychiatryOnline Tutorial  to learn more about searching across psychiatric journals, ebooks, practice guidelines and more.

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Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center

The Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center is a resource for communities striving to improve public health through implementing evidence-based policies. The Center provides legal and technical support for policies that reduce the availability of and market for tobacco products; reduce unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke; minimize tobacco advertising and promotion; increase cancer screening rates; and promote healthy behaviors.

Public Health Advocacy Institute

The Public Health Advocacy Institute is a legal research center focused on public health law at:

Northeastern University School of Law

PHAI’s goal is to support and enhance a commitment to public health in individuals and institutes who shape public policy through law. We are committed to research in public health law, public health policy development; to legal technical assistance; and to collaborative work at the intersection of law and public health. Our current areas of work include tobacco control and childhood obesity.