What is a "Good" Article?
Welcome! The purpose of this guide is to help you find the best information sources (books, links, databases) in the area of Public Health. To be successful in retrieving specialized scholarly articles, an understanding and ability to use database search concepts is essential. See the tabs for Subject Heading and especially Medical Subject Heading, as well as Find Articles.
Use the tabs above to locate information sources to help you with your Public Health research.
"How to Read an Article" by B. Milliken. After a review of the typical criteria for evaluating a research article, the author, an epidemiologist, presents an informal, "fun" approach to a quick way to critique an article.
For the article in this example see:
Mays, Nicholas, Pope, Catherine, and Popay, Jennie. Systemically reviewing qualitative and quantitative evidence to inform managment and policy-making in the health field. See in particular the section on literature searching at page S1:9.