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Public Health 2: Case Studies in Public Health Practice

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Research Librarian for the Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Public Health

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Hector R. Perez-Gilbe
He, Him, His
UC Irvine
Science Library
Room 232
Irvine, CA 92623
(949) 824-6957

Finding Articles - Using Databases

There are many different sources for finding information - these databases cover different content but include journal articles, conference papers & proceedings, book chapters & reviews, government documents from local to global agencies, public policy reports, statistical data, dissertations & theses among other sources.

* indicates restricted to UCI authenticated users

Peer Review

The criteria for participating in peer review suggests an open mind and objectivity.  It also includes the ability to answer some of the following quedstions:

  • if a study was conducted, can it be replicated based on the information provided
  • was the foundation of the work ethically sound and based
  • can the article's data and methodology be described as accurate
  • how does research paper contribute to the overall body of literature on topic
  • is it in understandable, grammatical and correct English
  • are opinions and information properly and consistently cited
  • is there sufficient evidence for conclusions

Finding Newspaper Content

Newspaper articles will reflect journalism coverage written at the time and immediately following an event.  It may be of interest to see how the media covered this for the community-at-large.  You should determine what form of media coverage you are interested in and whether you want local or national or international coverage.  The Subject Guide for News & Newspapers may be a good beginning source.  In addition the following sources will be useful:

Sources for Case Studies

Sources for prepared case studies on different topics in public health of ten are released by Schools of Public Health and public agencies. 

InterLibrary Loan

If we do not have the book you need or the UCI copy is not available, initiate a request for the book utilizing MELVYL REQUEST by clicking on the REQUEST icon in MELVYL or clicking through the UC eLink and selecting REQUEST.  This is also possible for journal articles that we do not have.  It is not usually possible to borrow eBooks via ILL.

With the short academic term it may be best to find alternative content than depend upon ILL.