Evidence Based Practice for Public Health provides a number of databases both free and subscription based. UM Library holdings include some of those that require subscription. Please look them up by title either in the Nursing and Health Studies Research Guide or place the title in the box search box below.
Note that the importance of searching grey literature is highly important, public health sources are often very large, not lending themselves well to systematic searching. With persistence, however, a great many pockets of valuable information can be found.
While most are outside the traditional scholarly publishing arena and often put out material that is not "peer reviewed", it's the sources themselves that are reliable and have stood the test of time for disseminating accurate, valid, and often more current information than scholarly journals.
Grey Literature sources and formats:
- Government departments, agencies for health, agriculture, environmental protection, etc.
- Non-Government Organizations (NGO's)
- International organizations. e.g., WHO, UN,
- Professional and Special Interest Groups
- Health Institutes, Societies
- Universities, Research Centers
- Conference Proceeding
Note: Before using any of these documents interrogate them - based on 5 Criteria (zoom document in to see) or Evaluating Sources
- National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
UM Libraries offer subscriptions to Citation Managers with the exception of Zotero (free). To create an account in one and learn more about it, see options below. They can also be accessed through the Databases A-Z list on the UM Libraries home page.
Always create accounts, using your Cane ID.
The words "citations" and "references" are synonymous
Download desktop version from UM InformationTechnology > Services & Products tab > Software
Tip: in 1st screen of Download, copy Product Key (will need later in the process)
- EndNote Guide > Use Quick start tab and For users tab > EndNote 20
- EndNote 20 Videos Endnote 19 Videos
- EndNote Help Index - list of links for specific functions
- Mendeley Desktop
- Mendeley Cite add-in: to export stored citations in Mendeley to a MS Word document ("cite while you write")
- From Mendeley > select Tools tab
- From Word - if downloading the Cite add-in from Mendeley doesn't work, download it from Word.
- Mendeley Help Guides
- Mendeley Guide Quick
Note: Comparing these managers is finky work. Still can't decide after checking the information guides below? Experiment in one citation manager. If it doesn't meet your needs, export your citations or references into another one.
Wikipedia Comparison of Reference management software (June 2022)
University of Chicago Library Citaion Management (May 2022)
Yale University Library Citation Management (Mendeley, Endnote and Zotero)
Penn State Uni. Libraries Citation and Writing Guides
To create Citation Styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, Turbian), see the Citation Styles Tab on this guide. It also includes information for avoiding plagarism.