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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

Module 4: Search the Literature of HSR: Databases (Page 1 of 29)

Overview

This module titled, "Searching the Literature of Health Services Research," is divided into two sections:

  • Health Services Research Databases and Information Resources (Section 1); and
  • Other Related Health Services Research Resources (Section 2).

In Section 1 you will learn some of the intricacies of searching the health services literature using some of the main search applications that emphasize health services research.

Information resources included in Section 1 include:

Section 2 provides information about how to search the non-medical databases for research in related health services fields such as sociology, demography, the legal literature, public affairs, nursing, health status and related instruments, and government resources. Section 2 resources include:

You are invited to investigate these resources. The objectives for this module are linked here. Essential concepts and key terms are listed on separate pages. Essential concepts are the "take aways" for this module. Key terms are linked to the section of the module where they are found.

As with the other modules, discussion questions and knowledge quiz questions are offered for you to try out to enhance your learning on most pages.

Before you take the final quiz to get a Certificate of Success for this module, review possible quiz questions and answers.

When you have completed the course please take time to give us feedback by filling out the evaluation form for these modules. Thank you.

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