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HLTH 450: Introduction to U.S. Healthcare and Public Health Policy: Finding HLTH Information

Finding HLTH Information

For your assignments, you will need to provide some sort of support to the reflections and discussions that are incorporated into your respective interview and review papers. For some of you, that might mean incorporating scholarly journal articles; for others, that might mean including information from government agencies, publicly available data, and similar appropriate supporting information. This page here within the guide will help you locate those sources of support.


KEYWORDS carry some of the most important meanings that will open doors to vast amounts of information. You can develop keywords by searching reference sources, books, websites, and thesauri, among other materials.

Creating keyword lists are important in that you will use these terms to search library tools such as the library catalog and article research databases. 

Getting Full Text

Some databases will have the full text of the entire article available within the database, others will only have a citation for the article. When there is only a citation available, you will see a yellow find it button. This button will give you options for getting a full text version of the article. If we have access to it in another database it will be linked there.

If it says "Not Available Online" then look for "Check Availability in SU Catalog"; if you see that then we may have a hardcopy version on the shelf in the library.

If you don't have either of those options then you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). 

Information Sources