Once you have described your county's demographics and identified significant health disparities, the next step is to examine the psychological and economic factors associated with the disparity. The government resources you identified in the previous portion will help you understand factors that contribute to the disparity, as well as research articles.
Scholarly articles will also help you apply a psychological theory to the disparity and understand other factors contributing to it. Use the databases and techniques shown below to find this information. Try searching for: [your disparity] AND ("psychological factors" OR "economic factors") to get started.
Subject Headings are:
The simple answer to the question of whether you should use keywords or subject headings is: it depends. Some basic guidelines are:
To look for an exact phrase, use quotation marks (" ") around the keywords.
Note: this works in most search engines as well. If you type an exact phrase without quotations when doing a basic search, most search engines will look for each word separately. In this example, quotation marks are not used, and the search results in every search term in green also being retrieved.
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The following are direct links to all of the subscription databases for ECU Libraries on the subject of Psychology.
The following are direct links to all of the subscription databases for ECU Libraries on the subject of EXSS.