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Article and Journal Resources on Ethics

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Consider these other search words when looking up information on Bioethics/Medical Ethics:

  • ethics and medicine
  • biomedical ethics
  • bioethics
  • bioethics and death
  • ethics and health
  • assisted death
  • assisted suicide
  • death and doctors
  • "end of life"
  • death and dying
  • ethic* and dying

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  • Use advanced searching techniques in Google also!  Make your results much more relevant.
  • Use Google Scholar and the advanced searching techniques
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  • Also use the advanced search in Google to search specifically for a .org or a .gov website.

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Databases for the Health Sciences

  • CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature
  • Used by medical professionals world-wide for the most up-to-date medical information
  • Best to use if looking for the more specific technical information about a disease, treatment or clinical trial
  • Search by MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) for best results
  • Some results will overlap with CINAHL
  • Located at  The same as MedLine with Full Text but the screen and searching features are different. 
  • Available freely anywhere. 

Grey Literature

What is the Grey Literature?

In general, grey literature publications are non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications.

They may include, but are not limited to the following types of materials:

  • reports (pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical reports, statistical reports, memoranda, state-of-the art reports, market research reports, etc.)
  • theses, conference proceedings
  • technical specifications and standards
  • non-commercial translations
  • bibliographies
  • technical and commercial documentation
  • official documents not published commercially (primarily government reports and documents

Source:  The New York Academy of Medicine,

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