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Map data from a wide variety of public sources on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US.
Health Policy research and commentary from the JAMA Network
Kaiser Daily Health Policy RSS
Inter Library Loan services
GW Law Library databases
The GW Burns Law Library provides one workstation for non-Law students from the University, you can access the same legal databases as the law students using one workstation on the first floor of the Library across from the reference desk and requires a USB security key to activate that can be checked out at the Circulation Desk (desk that faces you as you come through the Library turnstiles). Patrons need to leave an ID at the Circulation Desk while the key is in use.
Comparative effectiveness research
RefWorks is an online service used to create a personal database of
bibliographic citations by importing the citations from other online
databases. Citations may be automatically formatted for bibliography
and footnotes and may be searched within your personal database.
Finding records with associated data in PubMed
Looking for journal articles with associated data sets? New search filters in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC) aim to increase the discoverability of articles and citations with associated data information.
Users can search on or append searches with data[filter] to find citations with related data links in PubMed or other data repositories (e.g., figshare, Dryad). You can combine this with PubMed Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for example "Nutritional Sciences"[Mesh] AND data[filter].
Use has associated data[filter] to find all articles with any type of associated data.
Search these Databases for Articles on Health Policy or Health Economics:
Academic Search Complete
Non-profit Health Policy foundation providing information on Health Care System Performance, Reform, Medicare, Medicaid, Federal, State, and International policy and practice.
Evidence based practice for Public Health
Best practices, evidence based guidelines, and systematic reviews.
Full-text of newspapers and business information.
(Formerly GPO Access) Index to United States federal government publications that includes references to books, reports, studies, serials, maps, and other publications. Full-text links to many electronic publications; citations/abstracts to print publications.
Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (AHRQ)
Inpatient, Ambulatory Care, and Emergency Department data at National & State level.
A repository of reviews of research evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public health interventions, including cost data. Maintained by McMaster Unviersity
Health Systems Evidence
Database with international coverage indexing articles about how decisions about care are made [governance arrangements], how care is paid for [financial arrangements], how care is organized [delivery arrangements], and how change can be brought about[implementation strategies].
Search Law journals
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Model Practice Database
highlighting successful public health projects that have been implemented around the United States.
formerly Lexis-Nexis. Newspaper articles and legal research
search NIH-funded research projects, publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.
NYAM Grey Literature Report
New York Academy of Medicine Grey Literature Report. Ends at 2016
Political, social, and public policy database.
Public policy research and analysis from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations, and publishers.
Easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US.
Private Sector Health Policy Toolkit
From the World Bank. 4 modules:
4. Capacity Development
(Formerly LexisNexis Congressional.) A comprehensive source of Congressional information including Congressional Research Service Reports, bills, hearings, testimonies, legislative histories.
Proquest Research Library
Multidisciplinary database. Click the Databases menu item to be able to change and select which disciplines or regions you want to search
Web version of the MEDLINE database index of the medical journal literature. This GWU-specific link is different from the publicly accessible version, because most records should display a a full text link where the Himmelfarb Library has a subscription to that journal. For this reason readers are advised to click the link on this page (or from the Himmelfarb Library website) and DO NOT JUST GOOGLE PUBMED.
Sort the list of articles you bring up in your results by the number of times they have been cited in other scientific papers! A useful quality filter for finding "highly cited" papers that match your keywords.
Social Systems Evidence
A repository of reviews/syntheses of research evidence about govt programs and services that aim to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Legislative information including the texts of bills and resolutions, bill summaries and status, voting results including how individual members voted, the Congressional Record, Presidential nominations, & Treaties. Maintained by the Library of Congress