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Health Information Management

Resources and tips for health information management (HIM) courses and topics.

Article Databases

Diseases and Conditions (clinical topics)

Technology, engineering (design and devices)

Health policies, administration (business angle)

Health, Science and Management

Ten Finding Tips

In addition to Library Search and talking with Subject Librarians, use the library research guides (or LibGuides), databases and resources listed on this page to search and identify journal articles, books, book chapters and other publications for health management information.

  1. Use all relevant terms or keywords and, if available, the database controlled vocabulary ( thesaurus, subject headings, descriptors) in advanced search. Subject dictionaries, thesauri, and Credo Reference can help identify concepts and words for searching.  These guides maybe useful:
  2. Search one concept at a time and then combine them using "AND" or "OR".  Parentheses can be used to specify the search order for operators in a search string.  If not, for example, in ProQuest, the order is PRE, NEAR, AND, OR, NOT.
  3. Use database fields and filters, such as Date, Peer-Reviewed, Source Type, and Methodology  to focus and narrow your search.
  4. Use database guides, tutorials, search tips, tools, and help to efficiently search, filter, save/download, cite and more.
  5. Follow linkages, such as subject, keyword, author, title or series, organization links and links to Similar Titles, Citations or Cited By, References, and More Like This.
  6. Register/Create account and login to save your search history and create alerts.
  7. Select the Find Full Text links to get the entire source for non-full text indexing databases.
    Link Google Scholar to Temple libraries so that the Find Full-Text @ Temple links will always appear. Go to our customized settings screen, check off Temple University Libraries link, and click Save.
  8. To save time, search the entire ProQuest Central collection, which includes the Public Health database.
    Some database specific advanced filtering capability and thesaurus terms may not be available.
  9. Use Browzine to browse and read Public Health scholarly articles.
    To create an account with the Browzine App, select Temple University and login with your AccesNet ID.
  10. Target Core Journals and search all relevant databases.