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ALH 113 - Medical Ethics and Law: Articles

Where Do I find Articles?

The best place to find articles is to search the Library's databases. They contain magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, video files, audio files, and podcasts. 

You can find information in any of the Nursing & Allied Health databases.

Kirtland Librarians recommend starting with the following databases:

ProQuest logo linkNursing & Allied Health Source

 Health Reference Center Academic logo link


Suggested Subject Headings for Books and Articles

Try adding these subject headings to narrow your search:

Medical ethics

Ethical aspects


Medical personnel – professional ethics

Medical care

Medical law


Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act 1996-US

Health occupations

Patients' rights


Information sharing

Medicine – Decision making


Law and legislation


Periodicals on the Shelves of the Kirtland Library

  • The Kirtland Library has print copies of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy and Nursing 2017 dating from last year until now.  Back issues may be borrowed for seven days.  Current issues may be viewed in the library.

On their web sites these journals offer peer-reviewed articles, some for free and some for a fee.  Before paying for an article, check with the library.  We can sometimes find the articles in our databases.  If we don't have it, we can see if another library has it and will let us borrow it through interlibrary loan.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Some journal articles are peer-reviewed.  Peer-reviewed articles carry more authority than other articles because their content has been reviewed by subject experts prior to publication.  Databases allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed materials.  By doing so, you assure that the resources you are using are reliable and acceptable for scholarly work.

*If you don't see the box to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, make sure you have selected academic journals for your results.

In Gale's Health and Wellness Resource Center database just below the search box are options for limiting your search.  Instead of the term peer-reviewed, the term refereed publications is used.  Check refereed publications to limit your search to peer-reviewed materials.

You will not see the option to limit your results on the first screen of Gale's Health Reference Center Academic screen.  Look for it below the search boxes on the advanced search screen.  You can also limit articles to peer reviewed journals from the results page.

On the results page:

Instead of going to the advanced search page, you can conduct a search and then limit your results to peer reviewed journals.  On the results page of Gale's Health Reference Center Academic there is a filter section in the column on the right.  Check the box to limit your results to peer reviewed journals.  If that is not listed as an option, make sure you have chosen academic journals from the list of result types above the filters.