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NUR2 630 Clinical Project 1 (GH)

Vocabulary across databases

As with any question, keep in mind that subject headings may be different across databases:

CINAHL Medline Global Health Databases - Ovid
World health World health NA use keywords
International relations International cooperation International cooperation
National health programs National health programs NA use keywords
Health care reform Health care reform Health policy
Cultural competence  Cultural Competency NA use keywords
NA use keywords Capacity building NA use keywords
Developing countries Developing countries Developing countries
NA use keywords

Community-based participatory research

community involvement




Terminology changes over time

Consider changes in terminology over the years...


2016- current: countries classified by income since 2016 (low-income, lower-middle income, high income)

~1990’s-2016: developing/less developed/least developed/underdeveloped countries

 ~1947-1990’s: third world countries

See:  World Bank Country Classifications

Searching by geographic region

Use keywords and search in specific fields. Each database has fields that can be used to search for specific geographic locations.

For example in the Global Health database you have two useful fields:

  • IN (institution)
  • GL (geographic location)

Here is an example that shows how you can find articles by geographic location using a subject heading (see line 13) or by searching in specific fields using keywords:

Contact the librarian for help using specific fields!



You can use search filters (searches that were developed by expert searchers) to help you hone in on the research you wish to find:

Contact the liaison librarian

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