Informatics I503 Social Impact of Information Technology Research Guide

Review the "How to" page for useful information on the research process


Possible resources to use in your research:


Applied Science and Technology Full Text (Wilson) Indexes articles, product evaluations, and book reviews in over 390 leading English-language periodicals published in the U.S. and elsewhere. The database includes trade and industrial publications, journals of professional and learned societies, and specialized subject periodicals.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) This resource provides more than 580 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Clinical Nursing Research, Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child + Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Family Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, Nursing Management, Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner, Western Journal of Nursing Research, and many more.

Health Technology Assessment - HTA (Ovid) The Health Technology Assessment database brings together details on ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions). The abstracts in the database are descriptive rather than analytical and do not provide critical appraisals of the reports. The HTA database includes systematic reviews and ongoing and completed research based on trials, questionnaires and economic evaluations.

HealthSTAR (Ovid) Ovid Healthstar is comprised of data from the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) MEDLINE and former HealthSTAR databases. As such, it contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.


Search Engines

Google Scholar

Citation Manager

Zotero  Jessica Trinoskey, the Business Librarian at University Library, will come to class and demonstrate how to use this citation manager.  It would be a good idea to take a look at this site before class on Monday.

To find more resources, including links to search for books, both in print and in electronic format, see the Informatics and New Media Research Guide

For additional help, please don't hesitate to contact me at or 274-0483.

See you on Monday! 



Last updated by mmcooper on 03/18/2009