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Health Law Research: Four Ways to Get Started (updated May, 2020)

Introduction to Health Law Resources at Case Western Reserve University.

Finding Books, Journals, and AV Material

You can find resources (books, journals, etc.) by typing your keyword search in the search box for CWRU Libraries' Catalog. If the item is not owned by CWRU or is unavailable for any reason, use the shared OhioLink Catalog search box.

While you may be accustomed to searching for book titles on topics of interest, the online catalog also allows you to search by Medical Subject Headings. Medical Subject Headings, or MESH headings, are assigned by the National Library of Medicine and are helpful with identifying medical topics. For example, John Freeman's Tough Decisions:  Cases in Medical Ethics, 2001, provides the researcher with both Library of Congress Subject Headings and Medical Subject Headings. As you see in this example, "Tough Decisions" is owned by our Law Library but contains significant content on medical procedures and clinical decision making.

If a book is unavailable or non-circulating, you might want to consider placing a OhioLink or Interlibrary Loan Request. You may also ask a reference librarian or your personal librarian for assistance.