Public Health Research Guide

Resources in support of NEIU's online/hybrid MPH program

Use the Right Tool

will allow you to search for books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming videos, articles, and more in one place

will help you find search tools appropriate for your specific topic, usually to find peer reviewed/scholarly journal articles.

will let you search for a specific Journal in the NEIU Libraries' online journal, magazine, and newspaper subscriptions

Find the Full Text of an Article

If you start your search at the NEIU Libraries homepage, the links you follow will identify you as an NEIU user. This will help simplify linking to our resources.

Once you do a search in an article database, use links like these to get the full text of the article:

Find It at NEIU  ORAccess options for the full text of an article in an EBSCOhost database search result list

They will link you to the NEIU Libraries catalog and let you know if we have a subscription to the article, making it available immediately via a link.

If the full text of an article is not available online, you will be directed to request a copy of the article through WorldShare interlibrary loan.

Have a Citation?

Do you have some information about a specific article already? Type what you know into our Citation Search tool and see if the NEIU Libraries have a copy.

What is a journal and a peer reviewed article?

In this video, you will learn how to evaluate the difference between scholarly journals and other kinds of periodicals, and how to describe the peer-review process.

Length: 1:24

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I have the article, now what?

Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles are most often written for professionals in the field. As a student, reading them can sometimes be a bit frustrating. Luckily there are guides that will help you learn how to read them.

Try Critical reading : making sense of research papers in life sciences and medicine.
Despite being written in 2006, its content is still relevant today.

This series of articles from the British Medical Journal walks readers through all the steps and includes examples of specific types of studies you will find in your article searches. Again, written awhile ago (1997!), but still relevant.

Might I suggest you start with...

Latest Articles from the Major Journals

Browsing the latest issues of the main scholarly journals in the field is an effective way to stay on top of the latest research. Here are links to some of our online journal subscriptions.

Most journal pages will have a notification service. Create a personal account and receive an email whenever the latest issue is published.