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Getting Started

When doing research in public health, there are a variety of sources available to you.  The first step is selecting a topic and figuring out what types of sources of information you will need to use for your research.

If you need scholarly and/or peer reviewed articles, you will want to start with a database. If you need background information, a good starting point would be a subject encyclopedia. 

If you need help figuring out where to begin you may always contact me.


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Electronic Reference Sources

Online encyclopedias are a good starting point for research.

Print Reference Sources


There are many print reference sources that are also good starting points for research. The following are shelved in the reference collection on the 3rd floor of Library South (Palmer Wing).

Encyclopedia of global health: (Volumes 1 - 4)  RA441 .E53 2008

Encyclopedia of epidemiology:  (Volumes 1 & 2)  RA652 .E533 2008


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