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Use these core indexes to find articles relating to health policy. You may also want to view database lists for related disciplines such as Health, Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Gerontology, etc.

If you need additional help selecting an article index for your topic, contact Hazel Plante, Liaison Librarian for Health Sciences (hazel_plante@sfu.ca / 778-782-4173).

Top Resources

  1. Several economics, business, and demographic publications by BC Stats (the British Columbia Statistical Agency).
  2. Searchable list of all legislation (Acts, Regulation & Bills), and other government publications, documents, brochures, and pamphlets. FOR FULL TEXT: Use the library catalogue or the Canadian Research Index (http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB4/BVAS/resource/5653).
  3. Data and statistics provided by the Government of Canada, covering the population, resources, economy, society, and culture of Canada. Includes: data tables, statistical analyses and reports, survey methodologies and documentation, and census information
  4. Comprehensive coverage of journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, including both full text articles and references. Full text titles date back to 1937.
  5. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides access to abstracts and articles on biomedical research. Use this version if you are an alumni or extramural borrower or external user accessing this database from home. No login required.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Literature on social gerontology, including articles from journals and magazines, books, research reports, and videos, with a focus on the social, psychological, and economic aspects of middle age and aging.
  3. A statistical picture of the BC economy from 1961-1999 on a national accounts basis. Information on key economic processes such as production, income, capital formation, consumption and savings are translated into a consistent system of statistics, including measures of Gross Domestic Product by industry.
  4. Formerly called Microlog, this index covers publications of research value put out by the Canadian Government. This includes publications produced by federal, provincial, territorial & municipal governments, government agencies & departments, research institutes and government laboratories. It also contains theses and dissertations(1990 - 1998 only) from Canadian universities.
  5. Provides regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration.
  6. E-books that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles.
  7. Citations with abstracts to economics journals, books, and working papers. Coverage includes Accounting, Business Finance and Investment, Consumer Economics, Economic Growth, Health Economics, Industry Studies, International Economics, Labor, Natural Resources, Urban and Regional Economics, and Welfare Programs
  8. An extensive collection of bibliographies of books, articles, monographs, reports and theses in physical and human geography, geology, mineralogy, ecology and development studies. The scope is international, dating back to 1980. The interdisciplinary coverage makes it suitable for researching environmental issues.
  9. Provides information on ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions).
  10. Access to the Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, Treatment Guidelines from the Medical Letter, La Lettre Médicale and Reference Tables.
  11. This database provides cost-benefit analyses about health care interventions.
  12. World-wide articles, books, reports, theses, and newspaper articles on population, family planning and related health issues.
  13. An annotated bibliography on population topics covering books, journal articles, working papers, and other material. Produced by the Office of Population Research, Princeton University.
  14. Citations, abstracts, and citation searching (cited reference searching) across major journals in multiple disciplines in the social sciences.
  15. Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.
  16. Online media resource with news articles and opinion pieces written by academics and researchers who are experts in their field. Covers June 2017 to present.
  17. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
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