BUSI 4370/5370 (Dr. Rider):Legal Aspects of Health Care

Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make research for your assignment easier.

Reference Sources

Legal Encyclopedias

American Jurisprudence 2
KF 75 .A47 1962 Ref.
The subtitle of this set describes it well. "A Modern Comprehensive Text Statement of American law, State and Federal. Our print subscription to this title ended in 2003. We do have access to current information through Westlaw Campus
Texas Jurisprudence 3d.
KFT 1280 .T490 1979 Ref.
An encyclopedia of more than 400 items describing Texas legal doctrine, including legislative acts as well as points of law determined in both Texas and federal courts. Updated quarterly with pocket parts and with supplements as needed.

Statutes

United States Code Annotated
KF 62 1927 .W45 Ref.
The text of "all laws of a general and permanent nature enacted by Congress." Also referred to as U.S.C. or U.S.C.A. We also have access to this through Westlaw Campus. Most easily used in the print format. Our print subscription is updated semi-annually through pocket parts and/or supplemental volumes.
Vernon's Texas Code Annotated
KFT 1230.5 .V4 Ref.
Some parts of this are entitled Vernon's Annotated Statutes and Codes. Our print subscription updated by pocket parts and supplemental volumes as necessary. We also have access to this through Westlaw Campus. Most easily used in the print format.
U.S. Code Annotated Popular Name Table
KF 62 1927 .W45 Popular Name Table 2010 Ref.
One of the annual indexes. A similar kind of index may be found online Popular Name Tool made available by The United States Code Office of Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Books

Cornette Library's online catalog
Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
  • a keyword search for your subject, such as healthcare.
  • the general LC subject heading integrated delivery of health care.
  • the LC subject heading for a specific time and place such as integrated delivery of health care - United States.

To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.

WorldCat
  • Online catalog for libraries around the world.
  • Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
  • Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least two weeks for the books to arrive.

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Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

Provide current information

How to Access Databases

Healthcare Resources

Medline (EBSCO)
Research in all areas of clinical and experimental medicine as well as health services administration. Links to full-text of many articles.
PsycINFO
For research in the behavioral sciences. Links to full-text of many articles.
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
For research in nursing and allied health fields. Links to full-text of many articles.

Legal Resources

LexisNexis Academic
One portion of this database allows searching of legal materials including federal and state cases, federal and state statutes, and law reviews.
Westlaw Campus
Allows searching of legal materials including federal and state cases, federal and state statutes, and law reviews, as well as several of the larger legal encyclopedias and Vernon's Texas Codes and Statutes.

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Government Documents

Cornette Library collects United States federal and Texas state documents on many topics.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

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Web Sites

Links to Specific Federal Laws

Links to Items in the U.S. Code

Links to Information for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Websites to Locate Legislation

Websites of Interest

Web Guides

Scout Report Archives
Scholarly. Keyword or advanced search. Results listed by relevance.
INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Scholarly. Keyword search or browse by general subject area. Can limit to free sites.
ipl2 - "Information You Can Trust" (merger of Internet Public Library and Librarians' Index to the Internet)
General public interest. Keyword search, or browse by general topic and subtopic.

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Citing Your Sources

Why must I cite the sources I use for research projects?

CITATION MANUAL

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Your Comments

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