University Library & Learning Resources Center

HIM 455 - Health Information Research

Ms. Debra Lett

Reference Sources Books Journal Articles/News Web Sites Your Comments

The purpose of this course research guide is to familiarize you with some of the resources in the University Library and on the World Wide Web useful for locating information on health information management.

Please contact Inga Moten for any questions at (334) 229-1074 or For assistance while in the Library, visit the Health Sciences Public Service Desk on the 4th floor. That phone number is (334) 229-6827.

Magazine, Journal, & News Articles

  • Academic Search Premier [ASU] - Full text for nearly 3,500 scholarly publications
  • CINAHL [ASU] - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
  • Digital Dissertations [ASU] - Abstracts for dissertations and theses, full text since 1997
  • Medline/PubMed - Biomedicine database from the National Library of Medicine
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe [ASU] - Newspaper articles and full-text journals

    If the text of an article is not available in the database you are searching, first check for the magazine,
    journal, or newspaper title in:

  • Serials Solutions [ASU] - Is the full text article available?
  • If you don't find it listed in Serials Solutions, check HORNetCat, the Library's online catalog.
    Type in the title of the magazine, journal, or newspaper title and click on Journal Title in
    the "Find Results in:" box.

    Additional Databases

    Additional databases that provide related information are listed. For a complete of list of databases that support the Health Sciences, click on Electronic Databases link from the Library's Home Page.


    Our databases are now easily accessible off campus. Clicking on Electronic Databases, the database name and type the information requested. You will need to get you current ASU ID validated at the Library's Circulation Desk prior to accessing the database. If you need additional assistance with accessing the databases, contact Randy Curtis (334 229-5604) or Cedric Davis (334 229-6998).

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    Because of their length, books provide a more in-depth look at topics than articles do. Some books include essays or chapters on related topics.

  • HORNetCat - for books in the University Library
  • NetLibrary (ASU) - full-text online book collection
  • WorldCat (ASU) - search for books and documents in many libraries
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    Your Comments

    Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think about this guide. Has it helped with your research? Do you have any suggestions for improving the guide? You may e-mail Inga Moten ( or call her at (334) 229-1074 with your comments and suggestions.

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    Course Research Guides | Information Literacy Program

    University Library & Learning Resources Center | Alabama State University

    Alabama State University
    University Library & Learning Resources Center
    Authored by: Inga Moten, Health Science Librarian
    All contents copyright 2004, ASU. All rights reserved.
    September 8, 2004