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Public Health 106 (Payan): PH 106 Video Tutorials

Health Policy

Welcome Public Health 106 students! The videos on this page highlight the knowledge and skills needed to locate and use sources for your Policy Analysis Paper.

As you begin this project, you will conduct a literature review to find research articles and other sources. Your literature review will synthesize existing research, policies and statistics to inform the description of your selected health problem and region, stakeholder identities, identify and analyze policy options, and will be used to justify your policy recommendation.

The other pages on this guide provide more in-depth information, specific examples, and additional resources to support your project. If you have questions, please email or schedule a Zoom appointment. Best of luck with your research! Elizabeth

Video Tutorials

On this page you will find four video tutorials

The videos provide brief instructions and intended to be used alongside the other resources contained in this guide. 

As you watch, feel free to pause the video and try out some of the techniques on your own.

Key Resources

Contact Elizabeth

Elizabeth Salmon

Research Services Librarian
Political Science & Sociology Liaison
Kolligian Library 275
(209) 631-6954

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Literature Review: Overview & Basic Steps (5:10)

This video from Laurier Library provides an excellent yet concise overview of the basic steps for conducting and writing a review.


Learn more about synthesizing your sources by visiting the tab on this guide for Tracking & Synthesizing Sources.

PubMed: Overview & Basic Search (4:28)

This video provides an overview of the PubMed database, and demonstrates how to conduct a basic search, ways to refine your search results, and how to request the full text of an article through InterLibrary Loan.


To learn more about using the VPN to conduct research from off-campus, and using UC eLinks to access the full text or request for the full text through InterLibrary Loan, visit the Access tab on this guide. 

PubMed: Advanced Search (5:53)

This video walks viewers through a few examples of using the advanced search feature, and searching with MeSH, Medical Subject Headings. 


For more information, visit the tab on this guide for Searching in PubMed.

Citing Sources: Reference Lists & Citation Resources (3:20)

This video reviews obtaining citations from PubMed, using Zotero Bib, and resources for formatting in-text citations in AMA format. See below for a list of resources included in this video.