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    Business and Management Journals
    ABI/Inform    - about help
    More than 2,965 full-text titles covering business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques, as well as competitive and product information.
    Business Source Premier    - about  help
    Full text from more than 2300 business journals.
    RDS Business Reference Suite   - abouthelp
    Full text from trade and industry publications, regional, national and international newspapers, business dailies and management journals.

    Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
    Encyclopedia of Life Sciences   -   about
    Over 3,000 articles in the life sciences broadly defined with a glossary containing over 7,000 terms.
    International Encyclopedia of Public Health
    Guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. This encyclopedia will cover all dimensions of the field, from details of specific diseases to the organization of social insurance agencies.

    American Hospital Directory
    Provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals. We do not have a subscription, so use the "Free Hospital Information" section.
    Dun and Bradstreet's Million Dollar Database  -  about
    Directory of businesses in the U.S., Canada, & Mexico regardless of size, plus international businesses with $500,000+ sales or 20+ employees. Search by multiple criteria, industry, geography, size, etc. Various output options..

    Foreign Health Care Systems
    European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
    Profiles of health care systems in European countries.
    The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World
    Cato Institute paper explores different types of national health care systems.
    Health Care System Profiles
    Profiles of health care systems in European countries.

    Market Research
    Datamonitor 360
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    Frost & Sullivan    - about -   help
    Full-text industry-specific database of market information and analysis, international in scope. It tracks, among others, the following industries: Healthcare, Telecom, IT, Transportation, Electronics, and Semiconductors.
    Gartner   -
    Available only to Kelley students, faculty and staff. To gain access to the Gartner site, those requesting access need to send an email request with their first and last name and ( email address to:
    Gartner provides market research reports of the Information Technology (IT) industry and in depth analysis on IT issues. Reports contain research findings and advice on technology markets, topics, and companies.
    Investext Plus
    Now found under the "Research" component of Thomson One. Click on "Research" under the Company Views menu on the left. This resource is only available using Internet Explorer.
    MarketLine Advantage   - about
    (Previously Datamonitor)  Public and Private Companies.  Search by company name.  Report will include SWOT analysis, key executives and biographies, latest news, competitors list, rankings and financial deals. Academic   - about -   help
    Detailed market research reports from leading sources.
    S&P Netadvantage   - about help
    Click on the "Industries" tab, top of page, use the drop down box under "Industry Surveys".  Qualitative and quantitative in-depth S&P research and analysis covering 55 industries.

    Medical Journals
    Ageline   -  abouthelp
    Focuses exclusively on the population aged 50+ and issues of aging. Source for the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy.
    Alt-Health Watch   -  about help
    Covers complementary, holistic, integrative, and alternative approaches to health care and wellness, offering over 50,000 international articles.
    Biomedical Reference Collection  -  abouthelp
    Indexes journals covering topics in medicine including clinical medicine, nursing dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences.
    CINAHL Plus with Full Text   -   about -   help
    A comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.
    Health Source: Nursing and Academic Edition   -  abouthelp
    Access to scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
    MedLine (EBSCO)  -  abouthelp
    The EBSCO interface to Medline, the primary source of world-wide literature on biomedicine and health care.
    PAIS International   -   about
    Index to articles, books, studies, selected official documents and other resources on public policy issues, public administration, law, politics and government.

    News Sources
    Factiva   -  about  -  help
    General news and business information. International newswires and pictures, TV and radio transcripts.  More than 25,000 sources including the The New York Times, and the Dow Jones and Reuters newswires.
    LexisNexis Academic   -   about   -   help
    International and domestic newspapers (over 350), magazines and trade journals, broadcast transcripts (NPR, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN), company financial information, industry and market news.

    Centers for Disease Control
    The CDC's primary online communication channel.
    National Center for Health Statistics
    U.S. health statistics
    World Health Organization
    International statistics from the World Health Organization

    Free Web Sites
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site; diverse topics.
    America's Health Rankings
    Annual analysis of national health on a state-by-state basis and ranking of the healthiest and least healthy states.
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site for Medicare and Medicaid programs.
    IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics
    Technology-based analytics and services for the global health community.
    Kaiser Family Foundation
    Non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
    National Committee for Quality Assurance
    Private, nonprofit organization that studies and reports on quality of health care.

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    last updated: 7/10/2013