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MSU Program in Public Health: Starting Your Research

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

Accessing MSU Library Resources

Start your research by going to the MSU Health Sciences Digital Library homepage. This is different from the Main Library homepage, and it will give you easier access to resources specifically for public health and other health sciences.  




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.

Public Health Databases via MSU Libraries

Use the databases listed below to find citations (and sometimes, electronic full text) of journal articles. Anytime you're looking for an article, start with PubMed!

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PsycINFO
    The major database for psychology research articles and a great resource for mental health topics and health seeking behaviors.
  • Health & Psychosocial Instruments
    Health and Psychosocial Instruments features material on unpublished information-gathering tools for clinicians that are discussed in journal articles, such as questionnaires, interview schedules, tests, checklists, rating and other scales, coding schemes, and projective techniques.
  • Health Policy Reference Center
    This full text database covers all aspects of health policy and related topics.

Health Sciences Librarian

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Chana Kraus-Friedberg
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824

Locating Journals at MSU

To find a particular journal, enter the journal title into the search box of the Journal/Periodical Title Search

The results will show 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 you need is only available in print, you can have a copy emailed to you free through MSU's MARS system

If MSU does not subscribe to the journal you need, you can request a copy of the article through Inter-Library Loan

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