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Resources for Research: Support

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Personal Librarians

Personal librarians began working with first year students this year, introducing them to resources and services that will help with their work and enrich their thinking.  They provide:

·         First point of contact for all library and research needs

·         Responses to your questions as they come up

·         Information for leveraging the full array of library spaces, online and print collections, staff and services, and research strategies

·         Ideas about understanding and evaluating articles, books, and other materials as you research 

·         Help when you are not sure what to do or where to start

·         Support year-round even when you are away from campus

Research Meetings

Subject specialist librarians work with students and faculty in every department and program.  They provide intensive, one-on-one support of students throughout their college career and culminating in their senior capstone projects.  To arrange a meeting, just email the librarian who works with the department in which your particular course is offered.  

Students can get help getting started in developing a research question and beginning a search. 

For students further along in the process, they can get advice on research tools, answers to specific questions, and new sources. 

The librarian drafts research notes ahead of time, adds to them during the meeting, and sends the results to the student.   They cover search strategies, research tools, and important individual titles.


Sample Research Notes

Journal Indexes

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

PAIS International  (covers public policy)


PubMed  (covers medicine)

Social Work Abstracts

Social Services Abstracts

ProQuest Research Library  (general subject coverage)

Results include:


Valente, Marcela. Global Information Network [New York] 19 June 2007: 1. based in Buenos Aires. "The city government has not renewed our contract
...friends got assistance from the city government to pay for a room in a boarding

·         Citation/Abstract

·         Full text


Reports and Books


Example:  Title: Argentina on the couch :

psychiatry, state, and society, 1880 to the present /

Author(s):           Plotkin, Mariano Ben,; 1961-


Madness in Buenos Aires : patients, psychiatrists, and the Argentine state, 1880-1983 /

Author: Ablard, Jonathan. Publication: Calgary, Alta. : University of Calgary Press ; Athens : Ohio University Press, 2008



Oakland Tribune 2001 to the present  (Connect through Tripod)

New York Times

World News Connection

LANIC Newspapers for Argentina



Dissertations and Theses

Example dealing more broadly with health policy in Argentina

Exploring attitudes and perceptions of policymakers and health researchers towards evidence-based health policymaking in Argentina: A mixed methods approach

Diss.Corluka, Adrijana. The Johns Hopkins University, 2011. 3463377. 

...policymakers and health researchers regarding
...policymaking in Argentina. 
...disconnect between health research and policymaking

References (‎117)    

·         Citation/Abstract

·         Preview -‎ PDF (573 KB)‎

·         Full text - PDF (8 MB)‎




Legal Resources

Law Reviews --   Part of LexisNexis Academic.  Choose US Legal, then Law Reviews


State Statutes, Codes & Regulations -- Part of LexisNexis Academic.  Choose US Legal


Federal & State Cases  -- Part of LexisNexis Academic.  Choose US Legal


Medical Resources

California Psychiatric Association


Political Resources

LexisNexis State Capital

State bills, statutes, legislative reports

Available at BMC


National Conference of State Legislatures

Provides research and advocacy for state governments

Results for search on mental health:,4,1024#1024


California Agencies and Resources (from the U C Berkeley Public Health Library)




Journal Indexes  (Connect through Tripod)

Clase & Periodica



Mantilla, María Jimena 
Affiliation: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Buenos Aires. Argentina E-mail:


"Riesgo", "peligrosidad" e "implicacion subjetiva": un analisis de las decisiones de internacion psiquiatrica en la ciudad de Buenos Aires


Interface (Botucatu) V14 N32 (ene-mar 2010) P115-126


Handbook of Latin American Studies



Legal Resources

Legislaw: Banco Jurídico Argentino Legislación, jurisprudencia, doctrina,asociaciones de derecho, organismos, educación, etc.


Medical Resources

Pan American Health Organization

Example from search:  New Mental Health Law Enacted in Argentina


Ministerio de Salud Argentina:



Example:  Las políticas públicas de infancia y salud mental

Infancia y Salud Mental en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Compendio normativo.


Political Resources

Congreso de la Nación Argentina


Subject Guide

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