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RU Ready: Public Services Health Track: Finding Articles

Career planning in health care occupations

Best Bets for Finding Articles

For JerseyClicks databases:  Go to  If off-campus, sign in with your public library barcode.  Select the database you want.  For frustration-free searching, limit searches to full text.  JerseyClicks is brought to you by the New Jersey State Library.


I.  Management and Public Policy

  • Business Source Elite (JerseyClicks version) -- Full text for many scholarly journals in public administration and nonprofit management

II.  Education

  • ERIC (JerseyClicks version) -- Indexes periodical articles and reports for educators; includes educational administration
  • ERIC (Free online) -- Source for many full-text education reports

III. Grantsmanship

  • Foundation Center Search Page -- Free search tools about charities, nonprofits, and foundations from the Foundation Center in New York
  • Grantspace -- Grant how-to's from the Foundation Center.  Many items are completely free of charge.

IV. Health Care

  • Nursing Resource Center (JerseyClicks) -- Professional literature for nurses and other health care personnel
  • Health Source:  Consumer Edition (JerseyClicks) -- Health information for the public
  • MedlinePlus -- Consumer health information vetted by health professionals from the US Government
  • PubMed (Free online) -- Public version of the MEDLINE indexing/abstracting database.  Little full text, but some free articles

VI. Social Sciences and Social Problems

  • Academic Search Premier (JerseyClicks) -- Covers many different subjects; indexes both scholarly and non-scholarly items.  Can limit to scholarly and full-text.
  • PolicyMap (trial version) -- Online data and mapping application; includes data on real estate as well as loads of government data.  Sign up for a seven-day free trial.
  • Social Science Research Network -- Open site for scholarly papers in numerous areas of the social sciences and humanities, including economics, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, and political science.  Free registration required.

VII. Transportation

VIII. A Little of Everything

  • Google Scholar (Open version)  -- Extensive index to scholarly material in just about any subject.  Some items available free in full text.
  • Academic Search Premier (JerseyClicks) -- Covers many different subjects; indexes both scholarly and non-scholarly items.  Can limit to scholarly and full-text.
  • Rutgers Alumni Databases Guide by Natalie Borisovets -- List of free databases on the Internet that allow you to go deeper than the "once over lightly" of general search engines.  Includes many subjects.


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has taught students from elementary school to adult learners.  She has a B.A. from Brooklyn College, CUNY, an M.L.S. from Pratt Institute, and an M.S. in School Administration from Touro College.

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