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Information and resources for you to find health policies, laws, programs, statistics, and professional literature on your health topic as well as health administration information.

Health Sciences & Professions Librarian

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Hanna Schmillen
Alden Library- Room 206
Grover W123A on:
Tuesdays 2-5pm
Wednesdays 10-12pm
Skype Contact: hanna.schmillen

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Welcome! You have reached the Health Administration & Policy Research Guide!

The purpose of this guide is to highlight and connect you to a variety of resources that will help you with your work, here at Ohio University and will help you succeed within the field.

Here you will find information about:

  • Relevant databases: Proquest Congressional, LexisNexis, PubMed, etc.
  • Helpful websites
  • How to find government information, federal and state
  • Searching tips and tutorials

 If you have any questions or comments (possible additions to the guide) about this guide you can contact me directly or use any of our Ask-a-Librarian services.

Legal Citation

A legal citation is a reference to a legal document such as a case, statute, law review article, etc.

First, you should check the documentation for the citation system you are required to use, e.g. APA, MLA, etc. Here's a page about citing legal sources in APA, for example. 

Sometimes these citation systems (or your professor) will direct you instead to the standard legal citation system from The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (available only in paper for Ohio University affiliates).

  • The general format for Blue Book citations include a name, a series abbreviation, and a year. The series abbreviation usually appears as a volume number followed by the abbreviated name of the series and then  another number, often a reference to the first page.
  • Arizona v. California et al., 547 U.S. 150 (2006), is a citation to a case involving Arizona and California, which can be found in volume 547 of the United States Reports (U.S.) beginning on page 150 and which was decided in 2006.

Probably the most comprehensive, free online resource for legal citation is Peter W. Martin's Basic Legal Citation, 2013.

For APA and MLA online assistance, use The OWL at Purdue University.

Organize Your Resources!--> You will thank me later

Use Zotero or another citation manger, I promise it will make your life much easier and you will thank yourself later. With Zotero you can easily collect citation information as you search and then pull it out later as you are reading and writing. It will also help you create citations, and it is free.

There are a couple ways to use Zotero on your computer:

  1. Via a Firefox extension--> this is what I (Hanna, the librarian) use and demo in class.
  2. Via Zotero Standalone and a browser connector (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) that will allow you to add content to Zotero. Note that Zotero does not support Internet Explorer. If you are a Safari or Chrome user, download the standalone and then add the connector for your browser. The files for the connectors are under the software downloads on Zotero's site. You can also find the Zotero Connector as an app in Chrome.
  3. Via their website, by logging and viewing your library but you have limited capability. --> I do not suggest this.

Once you have downloaded Zotero, you may have to go to your browser preferences to ensure the Zotero Icon will show on your bookmark toolbar. You will also have to sync your standalone with your connector by logging into your free Zotero account.

Alden Library hosts a variety of workshops and other Zotero tutorials to help you out. Here is a link to many options for help using Zotero.

Using the Zotero Microsoft Word Add-in tips and information.