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MSU Program in Public Health: Research Help

General guide for resources useful to the MSU Program in Public Health.

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

Email: awheeler@msu.edu
Phone: 517.884.0893

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.

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!

  • PubMed@MSU

    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.

  1. Begin at the Health Sciences Digital Library http://www.lib.msu.edu/health

  2. In the middle of the page under "Quick Links"

  3. find A-Z E-Journal List

  4. On the next page in the middle of the screen under "Find e-journals by title or ISSN"

  5. Enter the title of the journal or ISSN if known.

  6. Hit the "search" button

  7. If there are multiple entries for your journal match the one that covers the correct date range of your citation.

  8. 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.

If the article is in Print only you can have a copy emailed to you free through our new MARS system http://www.lib.msu.edu/about/ils/photodup.jsp

If MSU does not subscribe to the journal, you can request it through Inter Library Loan http://lib.msu.edu/health/requests.jsp

Health Sciences Librarian

Abraham Wheeler
Contact:
MSU Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive WG-1D

East Lansing, MI 48824

517-884-0893

skype me@ awheeler.msu
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Video guide to searching the MSU Health Sciences Library

 
 

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