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Health Care Administration and Management: Find Articles/Databases

Selecting a Database

Where to start?  The scope of health administration is highly interdisciplinary. Getting started on a topic in Health Care Management, recommended article databases to start with are Proquest Central and PubMed, linked below:

Health Sciences Databases

Health, Nursing, Allied Health, Medicine

Best Bets (Top Resources)

Social Sciences, Public Health, History Of Medicine

Background Information

Systematic Reviews, Pre-Synthesized Evidence, Point-of-Care

Health Statistics and Data

Patient Information / Consumer Health

Alternative / Complementary Medicine


Health and Psychological Instruments

Health Streaming Video

Tools and Test Guides

Search Terms

When searching websites, databases, and catalogs, you may want to try the following terms as keywords or subjects (as well as variant spellings of each):

Delivery of Health Care
Health care reform
Health Policy
Health Services Administration
Insurance, Health
Managed care programs
Health Care Costs
Public Health Administration
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Quality of Health Care
statistics and numerical data [Subheading]

More: Public Administration Databases

  • PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service
    Contains citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more from over 120 countries throughout the world on topics related to public affairs and public administration.
  • PolicyFile
    Access to U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature, PolicyFile is updated weekly with abstracts and links to the latest reports, papers, and documents from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.
    In-depth coverage of business issues, management techniques, competitive information, and a variety of other topics from more than 1,000 leading business and management publications, including over 350 English-language titles from outside the United States.
  • Business Source Complete
    Full text business database, covering management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business, covering 1886 to present.
  • LexisNexis Academic Universe
    A version of the Lexis-Nexis database specially tailored for universities and colleges. Nearly 5,000 publications on the service span news, financial, medical, and legal information. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, and federal regulations.

    Pubmed: Checklist AND Operating Rooms (1 min, 50 sec)

    Combining Terms

    Need help constructing a search using Boolean connectors AND and OR?
    Link to:

    Boolean search guide and examples