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NURS 30070 / 60025 Health Care Policy: Home

A guide from Kent State University Libraries; select resources for Nursing Public Health Policy

About This Guide

This guide introduces you to the resources available to meet your information needs for NURS 30070.  It provides directions for meeting some of the specific requirements of the assignments for this course. Click the tabs across the top of the page to learn:

This page, Home: Important, general-purpose information about using the library resources including contact information, off-campus access and links to catalogs/databaes.

Assignment Steps: Information on how to access and use the library resources that will be especially useful for your project.

Finding Articles: A more detailed description of source types, finding peer-reviewed research and search tips.

  • EBSCO Nursing Databases: A shortcut to databases appropriate for your project
  • EJC: Brief description and direct links out to the Electronic Journal Center, OhioLINK's e-journal repository
  • Recommended Journals: Shortcuts to journal titles specifically recommended by your instructor

Public Health Policy Resources: Links to government registers

Web Sources: Tips on evaluating open web information

APA Style: Links out to KSU APA Style guide and tip sheets


Important Information

Here are some important things you need to know in order to use University Libraries resources and services effectively:

  • Ask a Librarian.  Contact a KSU librarian by telephone, e-mail, or chat. 
  • Off-Campus  Access.  How to connect to restriced online resources when you are not on campus.
  • Your Library Account. Look here to see what materials you.have checked out, renew items, and find out about holds you hsave requested from other libraries.  
  • Interlibrary Loan.  Free-of-charge Interlibrary Loan and electronic article delivery of materials not held at Kent. 

Resources for Mobile Devices

EBSCOhost Mobile provides a menu of databases and an interface maximized for use on smartphones and other mobile devices.  The app is available through iTunes.  To authenticate, you need to create an authentication key in the web-based version of the EBSCOhost interface. Look for the link at the bottom of the Ebsco search screen to get the authentication key. You will receive the key by email.

KentLINK Mobile is the KentLINK library catalog formatted for use on mobile devices.

NLM Mobile offers access to National Library of Medicine resources (including a mobile version of the PubMed database).

Key Library URLs