University Library & Learning Resources Center

HIM 455 - Health Information Research

Dr. Lynda D. Woodruff


Reference Sources Books Journal Articles/News 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.

Health Information Resources link under Subject Guides provides a number of materials and internet sites may be helpful for this course.

Reference Sources

Sources in the Library's Health Sciences Reference Collection can be found in the shelving area behind the Health Sciences Desk. Browse the Health Sciences Reference for books starting with the call numbers below. The same call numbers correspond with materials in other collection in the Library.

Health Issues

R 700-800 -- RB
Health Information Management

Main Stax Resources

Health Care Research by Degrees
Main Stax R 850 .R45 1993

Research for the Health Professional: A Practical Guide, 2d ed.
Main Stax R 850 .B57 1997

Research Methods for the Health Sciences
Main Stax R 850 .B76 1994

Journal & News Articles

  • NLM Gateway - National Library of Medicine databases
  • Medline (EBSCO) [ASU] - Biomedical information from the National Library of Medicine
  • Health Business Full-Text Elite [ASU] - Health care administration and management
  • CINAHL [ASU] - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
  • EBM databases [ASU] - Evidence based medicine
  • Dissertation Abstracts [ASU] - Citations and abstracts to Dissertations Abstracts International

    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:

  • E-Journal Finder [ASU]
  • Oxford Journals Online [ASU]
  • ScienceDirect [ASU]
  • FreeMedicalJournals
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • BioMedCentral
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Perspectives in Health Information Management
  • For journals that are housed in the Library, check the Library Catalog.
    Type in the title of the magazine, journal, or newspaper the "Find Results in:" box and and scroll down to Journal Title Keyword and click.

    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. Some books include essays or chapters on related topics.

  • Local Catalog - 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 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.
    August 29, 2005