Refining Your Topic
Use this guide from Golden Gate University for addtional tips and information for refining your topic.
Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.
Search 3,000+ journals in nursing and allied health back to 1937 covering nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, and consumer health. CINAHL includes health care books, dissertations, standards of practice, and evidence-based care sheets.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
Full text articles from over 900 nursing and allied health publications.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides access to nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Consumer Health Complete
CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. Provides full text for more than 200 health reference books and encyclopedias.
Provides full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports covering complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
From the NIH and a subset of Medline, the Complementary and Integrative Health (CCIH) indexes publications in all areas of alternative medicine, traditional as well as Western, 1996 to the present, from the Medline database.
Note: 1966 - present.
Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard)
Evidence-based information on dietary supplements (including herbs, vitamins, and minerals), functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents.
Educator's Reference Complete
A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
Here is a link to a study published in 2016 that contains some great statistics about the number of US adults using complimentary therapies, as well as the type of paymetn they used. PDF download is available as well. NCHS Data Brief 235
The National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health also publishes some great information about paying for complimentary therapies, as well as good questions to ask your insurance carrier.
If you want to know exactly what an insurance provider covers, you will need to search their website for that information, or contact them directly. You can also use healthcare.gov website to look at different types of policies and coverage as well (you won't need to create an account or apply for coverage to be able to preview plans). I entered made-up information for my birthdate, etc. since I just wanted to look at available plans for research purposes.
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Library Faculty - Reference & Instruction
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Consider the source's –
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources
A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
APA Style Blog
The APA Style blog is a great resource for citation help. The experts on the blog cover citations for unusual sources, as well as sources from the ever-evolving Internet and social media landscape that may not yet be relfected in the print version of the APA manual.
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Minnesota Department of Health
Find health information in Minnesota. Covers local organizations and data, as well as many health issues and information.
Agency for Health Research and Quality
Find information about healthcare services from the US Department of Health and Human services. Click on Research Tools & Data to find Evidence-Based Reports.