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Health and medical research websites

Open access database of scientific research, including on biology, disease, genetics and much more.

The health category of Journalist’s Resource includes scholarly material on a wide variety of subjects. The studies are selected for their timeliness, authority and public-policy importance. The world of health and medical research is vast and constantly evolving as science advances, and some top journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine often make important news with each new article’s publication.

Among databases, the peer-reviewed Plos ONE stands out for its open-access policy. Databases such as SSRN and Google Scholar may also prove useful. When searching, try to find studies that are published in research-oriented journals, that come from universities or non-partisan research organizations, and that cite other studies published in journals.

Here are some other helpful places to look for more information:

Site list courtesy of the Harvard Kennedy School Library.

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