The library offers scheduled classes on a variety of subjects. If you can't attend one of these sessions, we can bring the class to you.
Groups of 3 or more can request training delivered at a convenient time and location, customized according to their needs.
- Accessing Library Resources for Nurses
- EndNote for the Beginner
- EndNote for Public Health
- Finding Health Datasets for Secondary Analysis
- Planning for a Systematic Review
- PubMed for Public Health
- SPSS Basic
- Thesis and Systematic Literature Review for Public Health
To request training, contact Ask A Librarian.
Informationists provide specialized services to individuals or groups to support research, teaching, and patient care. To schedule an appointment or request a service, please contact Ask a Librarian. Some of the services offered are:
- Development of literature review strategies for thesis topics or special project.
- Systematic review consultation or literature searching.
- Identification of specialized information resources or databases for research proposal.
- Animal alternatives assistance for IACUC review
- Resident Reports.
- NIH Public Access assistance.
- Publication reports.
- Citation analysis; H-Index calculation.
- Finding health data sets.
Describe Your Topic
Describe the main topic as specifically as you can, then focus it by considering these factors:
- What are the age groups, geographic locations, socio-economic considerations that you want to include?
- Will comparisons be made with other diseases, conditions, methods?
- What potential outcomes do you want to consider? (cost reduction, improved communication)
If your topic is too broad or you cannot clearly define what you want, look for background information, an overview, or a few good review articles to help clarify the concepts.
Databases such as PubMed or Web of Science are organized collections of citations of articles from peer-reviewed journals. The information is organized to allow comprehensive searching of millions of publications, with the objective of identifying a focused list of the relevant citations.
Emory Libraries subscribe to over 700 databases, spanning may topics, but the three databases listed below are the best sources to find biomedical literature.
- PubMed - premier biomedical database which covers clincal, public health, basic science, health care and other categories
- EMBASE - broad biomedical coverage with more emphasis on pharmaceutical and drug literature; complements PubMed
- Web of Science - multidisciplinary database using key word searchng and which features cited reference searching
To explore more databases, click here.
If the article is available electronically, there will be a link beside "Full text available at."
If the article is not available electronically, select "Request via ILLiad." ILLiad is the name of the Emory Libraries' Interlibrary Loan service. For more information on ILL, click here.