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Scholarly Literature Databases
Interdisciplinary citation and abstract database covering more than 14,200 peer-reviewed journals, tracking cited and citing literature.
Advantages: peer-reviewed journal articles across academic disciplines with links to 'citing' and 'cited by' documents.
Health sciences articles including clinical, basic sciences, and public health information. Interface incorporates Himmelfarb Library's customized search filters for Clinical Reviews/EBM, Clinical Trials, and Reviews. Coverage: 1950 - Present including corrections and daily updates. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Advantages: core health sciences research tool with filters to focus on specific article types.
How to write a health policy brief
Wong SL, Green LA, Bazemore AW, Miller BF. How to write a health policy brief. Fam Syst Health. 2017 Mar;35(1):21-24. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000238. Epub 2016 Dec 1. PMID: 27935727.
Developing a Policy Brief
Keepnews DM. Developing a Policy Brief. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2016 May;17(2):61-5. doi: 10.1177/1527154416660670. Epub 2016 Jul 22. PMID: 27450972.
Be it resolved: writing resolutions to influence health policy
Wallace PM, Watkins DC, Dixon-Terry E. Be it resolved: writing resolutions to influence health policy. Health Promot Pract. 2010 Jan;11(1):9-12. doi: 10.1177/1524839909353024. PMID: 20038647.
GW Writing Center
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