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Research for HSM 3230

Administration of Continuum Care Facilities

- Staff  - Databases - Journal collections - Books & eBooks - Laws & Regulations - Remote User

UMC Library provides wide range of library services to students and faculty.  For information about the UMC Library and the services it provides, start at the UMC library homepage at .

The Contact Us page lists the staff who can help. We all like to help. Inter Library Loan office can get articles you do not find in full text and all of us have suggestions and will assist you with your research.


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There is a general UMC Library page with information about Remote Access. You must have your UMC username and password   If you have diffculty accessing the databases from off campus you can use a username and password to access the major databases.  The passwords are on a secure non indexed Passwords page with links to the Ebsco, Gale, and Proquest databases.  Use these links to get the proper interface for password access. .  Please do not share these passwords to non UMC affilated students.


If your topic has significant legal aspects as do many problems arising from the administration of care facilities you may find using the law reviews search in Lexis to be a good starting point for research for this class. Law Reviews often start with a good summary of the law and regulation and the background of the problem.

Databases - Specialized Medical & Healthcare
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition -provides access to nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. This is a good place to start your research.. New

MEDLINE Index to journal articles in all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. OCLC's version with indexing and abstracts and FindIt links to articles. New

Consumer Health Complete - resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. New

Alt HealthWatch - focuses on health issues from the perspective of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches. New

Health Source: Consumer Edition - is a collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter. New

PubMed- Provides access to 10 million citations in Medline and other related databases with links to participating journals. UMC Library has enabled linking to the full text of articles from citations found by searching PubMed.  Use this link so your can benefit from the links from FindIt, the UMC Library Linking service.

Databases - Specialized Business
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Business File ASAP  - Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. (Partial Full Text)

Business Source Premier  - Contains 2,804 full text scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. Use the Enhanced Business Searching Interface - EBSCOhost to search by specific company (DataMonitor company reports). (Full Text)

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The Databases link on the left connects to the alphabetical database list of UMC databases In addition to the specialized databases listed above there are several very large databases which would be useful to your research:

Academic Search Premier - contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Ebsco MegaFile EBSCO MegaFILE is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 12,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 16,000 publications. 

Google Scholar (Beta) - A Google search engine which indexes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and other scholarly literature from a variety of academic publishers and professional societies, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. UMC Library has enabled linking to the full text of articles located in Google Scholar using FindIt the UMC Library Linking service.

InfoTrac OneFile- A source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.

There is a link from the alphabetical database list to the UMC Library subject database list. The Subjects are listed below and the links are active.

Journal collections - Search as database

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Periodicals link on the left goes to the list of the UMC Library's major periodicals collections. It has a link to our list of UMC Print Periodicals

Find a Full Text Electronic Journal page to search to see if UMC Library provides online access to specific periodical title.  Search by journal title, broad subject category, or ISSN.

Science Direct- Scientific, technical, and medical information from 1995 to the present. The print publisher is Elsevier®.  The journals in the collection are listed with an icon indicating which journals UMC has access. Chick here for the list. Search interface to the Elsevier® journals is at Science Direct 

SpringerLink publishers to provide access to some of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical journals. A browse list of titles is available on the SpringerLink home

Wiley Interscience- Scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals, plus major reference works.  Search interface for Wiley Interscience is at

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The UMC Library Catalog on the left searches for physical books in the UMC Library. Once you get to the catalog you can switch to: Crookston Catalog Plus Internet Resources which includes online journal titles, ebooks, other online resources.

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eBook Collection (EBSCOhost):
This collection consists of the more than 13,000 NetLibrary books UMC purchased.  Ebsco acquired these from NetLibrary

ebrary Academic Complete - Academic Complete is an e-book collection with more than 43,900 titles from a wide variety of publishers including many University Press titles, and titles from Wiley, Kaplan, Kluwer, Random House, Springer and Taylor & Francis..  It has an easy-to-use interface with simple searching and tools including personal bookshelves, automatic citations, highlighting and annotating.  Unlimited simultaneous users so there are no turnaways. 

Laws & Regulations
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Law is a subset of government information. This is often a difficult area for students to do research in effectively. It would be a good idea to ask for help from the Library staff.To get a overview of a legal topic you will want to search the LEXIS® law review search The authors generally give a good general overview of a topic and then get very detailed. There are offer articles on specific statutes and specific cases. This is a good place to find a topic and get many resources.

There are several specific law related tasks you may want to do:

Finding laws and regulations

Lexis is the most comprehensive resource for finding state and federal laws and regulations. The basic location is:

LEXIS® statutes search.

It is very difficult and tedious to search each state's law or regulations separately to compare provisions.  Generally you can find this kind of research already done in a law review article.  It is standard practice to survey the area before getting into the actual subject of a law review. LEXIS® law review search

Minnesota Statutes, Session Laws, and Rules

The Minnesota Administrative Rules for all agencies are available at the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota Administrative Rules site On the Revisor's general search page , the Minnesota Rules section offers a number of different ways to find specific rules. You can:

Find a rule using the table of Chapters.or Keyword .

This section is arranged by chapter number. Here you know the agency that regulates nursing homes is the Minnesota Department of Health so you can select agency/department and scroll down the alphabetical list to Health Department. You also know that chapter number of the regulations is 4658 so you can select chapter number and scroll down to 4658. The table of contents consists of a list of rules by section number and there is a link from the section number to the text of the rule.

Again you need to know the Chapter number (4658) or specific rule number (4658.0025). The chapter search retrieves the entire chapter as one long document.

Links to Minnesota and other states' laws and regulations at the Minnesota Legislative Library:
Search Minnesota statutes:


Federal Laws and Regulations (See also UMC Library Government Information page)

CFR (Current regulations)

Federal Register (Proposed regulations)

Federal Laws

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There is a general UMC Library page with information about remote access. You must have your UMC username and password

To get your username and password go to and type in your name to get your username. After you get that information go to and enter the information on the form to set your password. Remember that your password must be eight characters or more, have an uppercase letter, a lower case letter AND a number or symbol. It also cannot be part of your name or a dictionary word.  


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