To find library materials you will want to search the library at PSU and/or OHSU. Although both searches are differently set up, they both have basic and advanced search functions. Sometimes using an advanced search works better than a basic search, because it enables you to find library materials by multiple keywords, author, and/or by format (ebook, etc).
To use the PSU Library Search, be sure to log in using your ODIN credentials for full requesting and viewing options. Both the PSU Library Search and the OHSU Library Search, can show search results that indicate items available via all Summit Libraries.
You can request these items directly from the PSU Library Search by clicking on the "request from Summit" link under the "Find & Request" tab for each item.
To ensure that you're finding materials available to you at PSU and at all Summit libraries, be sure to search using the "PSU & Summit Libraries" option.
At OHSU this option is called "OHSU + NW Academic Libraries."
Public Health is wide ranging discipline that calls on theory and information from the fields of medicine, social services, public affairs and policy, and statistics. Since public health is such a complex discipline, you will need to find good research databases that adequately cover the kinds of information you need to discover. There is no one perfect database for researching in Public Health.
This means you will need to choose good databases to search.
Here are some steps that will help you.
If you found an article in a database but you don't see full-text inlcuded, you will have to click on the button or the button to see if the article is available in full-text. If the library does have the article, it will take you to a page with a link to download the article.
If the article is not available, you will see other options. Click through these options from the top down, like a flow chart.