For this Discussion, you are asked to select a specific health informatics professional role that you might wish to pursue and research that role through a literature review. Your literature review should be a summary and critical evaluation of scholarly articles, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
This guide will help you:
Before you start searching, you'll need to choose a role to investigate for this assignment. If you're not sure what role you want to use, try exploring for a health informatics role in these places:
Once you have your role chosen, you may also want to do a quick Google search to see if there are other names for the role you've chosen.
1. On the Library homepage, go to the Subject Resources box.
2. Click on Select a subject and choose: Health sciences
3. Scroll down until you see a section called Health Sciences articles, journals & books.
4. Click on Health Sciences databases and choose a database.ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source database is a great place to find on a health informatics role.The
Try searching for articles related to your chosen role as in the example below. For this example let's use the role of: chief medical information officer
You are also advised in your discussion to use academic, government, or organization websites for information on your chosen informatics role.
Try searching with these tricks in Google to find academic or government websites:
Example: "chief medical information officer" site:.edu
Note: This tells Google to search only for academic websites since their web addresses will always end in .edu.
Again, use the quote marks to "glue" the words of the role together as an exact phrase.
Example: "chief medical information officer" site: .gov
Note: This tells Google to search only for government websites since their web addresses will always end in .gov.
It can be a bit trickier to search for professional organization websites. You can try searching as we did above but use site:.org, however, not every result will be a professional organization. You will need to look carefully at the results you get, visit their webpages, and look for an "About" section to determine if you've found a professional organization's website.
Unsure what to use? For more help assessing the sources you find for this literature review, see our Evaluating Resources guide.
You may want to search for other resource types to find more information about your health informatics role. Try searching these other collections in the Walden Library: