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Community Health: Get Started

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apples and pearsThe School of Community Health at Portland State University provides students an experience to study health in a multidisciplinary environment. The resources on this Community Health guide aims to support the educational tracks and multidisciplinary nature of studying community health at PSU and engaging in our local communities.

Since Community Health touches upon psychology, medicine, economics, sociology, politics, and public administration, you'll need to become an effective researcher. You must develop a research strategies that encompasses certain skills, such as combining terms, broadening or narrowing using date ranges, and identifying critical keywords and authors.

This guide will help you with all of these things, but you might also consult Library DIY to brush-up on your library and research skills.

Use the tabs above to navigate through the following pages of the guide:

Find Books - find print and eBooks and learn how the library can get you books we don't have in our collection.

Find Articles - search for articles online and in print. Recommends the best resources for finding community health articles.

Ovid MEDLINE Help - learn how to effectively search Ovid's MEDLINE.

Find Statistics - find the best places for statistics useful for research and study of Community Health.

Evidence-Based - find resources and techniques that will help you get research that is evidence-based.

Promotion & Education - Use this page for more specific information on researching health promotion and health education.

Aging Services - Use this page for more specific information on researching aging and gerontology.

Health Sciences - Use this page for more specific information on researching health sciences.

Physical Activity & Nutrition - Use this page for more specific information on researching physical activity.

Citing Sources - Get information about how to properly cite your research sources.

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