How the MSU Libraries Can Help You
The MSU Libraries Health Sciences Digital Library is your portal to the vast amount of health information available at the MSU Libraries.
Your Research Partner
Abe Wheeler, Public Health Librarian
Accessing electronic resources
- Full access to MSU Libraries electronic resources is available with your MSU netid and password.
- If you encounter any technical problems when accessing MSU Libraries electronic resources (or with D2L), call the Distance Learning Services 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-500-1554.
How to Find Journal Articles
Start with PubMed anytime you need to locate an article.
Use the databases listed below to find citations (and sometimes, electronic full text) of journal articles. If you have any questions, or are hitting a wall with your research, please get in touch with me right away!
If you are looking for scholarly articles in Public Health, start with PubMed. The database covers almost all major journals in the field. In order to access the fulltext articles provided by the MSU Libraries, it is important to access PubMed through the MSU Libraries. If located off-campus, you'll be prompted for your NetID and password.
· Hot to get an article you found in pubmed (Video tutorial)
- Global Health
Global Health is an international public health database that has comprehensive coverage of the core public health literature, it also focuses on the areas of tropical medicine, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety and epidemiology.
- CINAHL Plus with Full Text (on EBSCO)
This resource focuses on journal articles from Nursing, and Allied Health fields like Speech therapy, nutrition, physical therapy, etc. A great resource to help supplement your Pubmed research.
The major database for psychology research articles and a great resource for mental health topics and health seeking behaviors.
Locating Journals at MSU
When in doubt, contact me directly! My contact info is on the far right side of the page.
Begin at the Health Sciences Digital Library http://www.lib.msu.edu/health
In the middle of the page under "Quick Links"
find A-Z E-Journal List
On the next page in the middle of the screen under "Find e-journals by title or ISSN"
Enter the title of the journal or ISSN if known.
Hit the "search" button
If there are multiple entries for your journal match the one that covers the correct date range of your citation.
- You will be prompted for your MSUnet ID and Password
Here is an example of an electronic journal citation:
American journal of public health (1971) (0090-0036)
from 01/01/1971 to present in HighWire Press
Cant find it in the A-Z E Journal list?
If your journal does not show up here, check the library catalog. You will need to do a "Journal/Periodical Title" search for that periodical in the library catalog.
The results will begin to tell you whether or not the library subscribes to the journal and has the issue that you need, in a print or digital format.