Getting Started

This guide brings together resources to help in research assignments for the American Health System course. Tabs are labeled to identify the topic covered on that page, such as:

  • Databases and more: news sources, ebooks, and other resources to aid in your literature searching
  • Citing your sources:Information on using APA citation styles and tools to manage citations.

Need help getting started with your  research for your class assignments?

We have a variety of research tutorials covering things like how to pick a manageable research topic, choose effective search terms, locate peer-reviewed articles and more. View videos, slides and checklists!

Choose a Research Topic

Choosing a topic is the first step and can take a little exploration before finalizing the complete research focus. The tutorials below, offered in a variety of formats, covers ways to explore and refine based on results from searches in Northeastern University sources.

For additional tutorials on search strategies, citation management and many more, check out the full library tutorials page.

ScholarOne Search

On the library homepage is a search box. This box, called Scholar OneSearch, is a discovery tool that search through resources available in our library collections. It can include videos, books and journal articles. Rather than using a specific database it searches by across a variety of resources. If doing extensive research on a specific topic, you may want to go directly to a structured database.