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Social, Cultural & Policy Issues in Health Care - McCarron   Tags: health, health literacy, healthy people 2020, masschip, mccarron, nursing, research, she, social science  

For students in Prof. McCarron's class
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Citation Help

  • Basic APA Help  
    Get help with the most common APA citations. See examples and understand what information is needed for a correct citation.
  • Access RefWorks
    RefWorks is a good citation management tool. Contact Sara for help setting up an account and adding articles.
  • RefWorks Assistance
    This guide will help you understand more about getting started with RefWorks.

Inter Library Loan


Off Campus Access

What do you need to access resources from off campus?

  1. Your email address.
  2. The password for that email address.

Contact Sara with questions or problems.


Printing in the Library

  • You only need your UML ID card to print. 
  • You have a credit of 150 pages every semester.
  • All the computers in the libraries will allow you to print.

Videos from the session

  • Sara's Session
    Did you miss Sara's session on research? Do you simply need a refresher? This video is of the entire session.
  • MassCHIP Training
    Dr. Nannini's MassCHIP training with both PowerPoint slide show and some live examples.

Get Scholarly Research Articles

  • CINAHL  
    Covers subjects dealing with health and behavior. You can limit your results to evidence based reviews when you enter your search terms.
  • Medline  
    This database combines Medline and PubMed. You can search MeSH subject headings in this database and limit your results to EBM (evidence based medicine) reviews.
  • Getting Articles from Google Scholar
    This video explains how to set up Google Scholar for UML Library research.

Healthy People 2020


MassCHIP is a powerful statistics tool that has a ton of health related data.  Keep in mind the following:

  1. Every computer on the first floor of the library has MassCHIP loaded.
  2. If you want it on your own computer, it is only available for PCs, but not Macs.  
  3. It is free to download, but may require some adjustment to computer settings.
  4. The data is not as up-to-date as you may expect.
  5. When running a query you are asked for a username and password: masschip (username) and password (password)
  6. Don't rush it!  It takes some time to get the data.  Watch the blue bar at the bottom of the screen.  It will tell you what percentage of data has been downloaded.
  7. Geography, age and other selector values are not consistant over all data sets.  You may find the town you are looking for does not have data for that data set you want.  

MassCHIP Training

This is just the Powerpoint slides from Dr. Nannini's presentation.

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