Selecting a Topic - If you need to select your own topic and don't know where to begin, consider the material covered in your classes that interests you, talk to faculty members for ideas, it may also be useful to browse news sources, including but not limited to:
Keep your subject manageable, i.e. begin as specifically as possible. For instance, managed health care is an extremely broad topic. Managed health care and prescription drugs for the elderly is a more refined topic with a greater likelihood of yielding a manageable amount of information.Work from a specific topic, then broaden your search to include surrounding issues as needed.
Simply, follow these instructions to log in via the proxy server:
If you are off campus, you must first login on the library homepage before accessing the databases below. This is only a partial list of the library's databases, for a complete list go to the databases page.
If you are looking for a print book or journal title, try searching NYMCat, the library's online catalog. If you are looking for an electronic book or journal title, try searching the ePortal, which indexes all of the library's eHoldings. For tips and tricks on using NYMCat or the ePortal, check out the Where Can I Search for Information? tip sheet in the tip sheet and tutorials list.
Visit our Epidemiology & Biostatistics guide. To go directly to some of the major statistics sources, try the links below:
Try USA.gov. It's a good place to locate laws, regulations, federal forms, the text of historical documents such as the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, as well as some government publications.
Here are some links to specific research organizations:
Try some of these web sites!
Always identify and document the primary source of information. For example, if you read about a report or study in an article, try and get a copy of that report. This way you can see the information first hand and formulate your own conclusions.
If you still can't find what you're looking for call the library at (914) 594-4200 and ask for a reference librarian or send your question to a reference librarian by using "Ask a Librarian," located as a slide-out widget on the upper, right-hand side of every library page.