This guide offers a range of activities aimed at helping you to find literature in Health Economics, in particular journal articles. It also covers the use of EndNote Online referencing software to store and cite references. Access to the resources requires a current University of Birmingham login, using FindIt@Bham (resource discover tool).
As well as Health Economics, the guide can also be used for Public Health and other related subjects, where a number of the databases described will retrieve suitable material.
See below for other useful guides and reading on literature searching and referencing.
Following details link to ebook records: full access requires University of Birmingham login.
The Cochrane Foundation's Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Higgins et al., 2022) has a chapter dedicated to Economic Evidence (Aluko et al., 2022). This has detailed coverage of how to do a systematic review in health economics, and includes useful terms, such as economic evaluation, cost-benefit, and search strategies or 'filters' for different databases.
From the Research Support Team, Library Services, University of Birmingham (require UoB login). These are aimed at Researchers from PhD onwards but contain useful information for others.
*EndNote Desktop is not directly supported for undergraduates (UG) or taught postgraduate students (PGT) at UoB: the EndNote 20 course above is for information and guidance for students only at that level. Doctoral students and other academic researchers and staff using EndNote 20 (Desktop) are supported by the Research Support Team.
To the providers of bibliographic databases on subscription under licence to the University of Birmingham, for screenshots and any links to supplier resources.
Images acknowledged in text.
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