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NSG 561 Community Health Systems for Equity: Library Resources

PubMed

Use databases such as PubMed to find information in the traditional literature.  
Here are some useful subject headings and subheadings to use.

PubMed
In PubMed, if you wish to focus to a specific subheading of a subject heading, combine the two terms in the pattern subject heading/subheading[mh], ex. community health services/utilization[mh]     

        

Subject Heading

   Subheading
  Community Health Services  (includes Community Health Nursing)
Ethnic Groups (includes specific subgroups)

Healthcare Disparities
Medically Underserved
Policy Making
Program Development
Public Policy (includes Health Policy)
Health Services (includes more specific named services)

Intervention Studies             
Program Evaluation
Risk Factors
Risk Reduction Behavior
  

/economics
/education
/epidemiology
/ethnology
/etiology
/manpower
/mortality
/prevention and control
/statistics and numerical data
/transmission
/trends
/utilization

*Refer to the MeSH database for more information

*See PubMed at the UW guide for more complete information on searching PubMed.

 

Community Health Sectors - Search Tips

Health Services Research (HSR) PubMed Queries

CINAHL Complete

CINAHL Complete

In CINAHL, the pattern for manually entering subject headings and subheadings is as follows (MH "Subject Heading+/SN")

       Subject Heading    Subheading
       Attitude to Risk
Behavioral Changes
Community Health Services                   
Ethnic Groups

Health Policy
Health Services

Healthcare Disparities
Medically Underserved
Medically Underserved Area
Policy Making
Public Policy
Risk Factors
Program Evaluation
Risk Taking Behavior
  

/ethnology
/ethical issues
/epidemiology
/etiology
/evaluation
/mortality
/prevention and control
/psychosocial factors
/risk factors
/statistics and numerical data
/trends
/transmission
*See the CINAHL libguide for more information on searching CINAHL.
Community Health Sectors - Search Tips

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Keywords

Additional Search Tips Regarding Keywords

  • Use keywords in addition to subject headings to increase search results.
    • Ex. Hispanic American[mh] OR Latino    PubMed example
  • Use truncation to increase search results by including derivations of a root word
    • Ex. Hispanic American[mh] OR Latin*    PubMed example
  • Use phrase searching for more relevant results
    • Ex. "Alaskan Native" OR "Alaska Native" 
  • Search for keywords in the title field for quick, relevant results
    • Ex. food security[ti]     PubMed example
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