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COH422: Global Health: Additional Resources

Course Guide for COH 422


  Viewing Videos

The library provides access to many streaming videos that can be viewed from anywhere, any time. All you need to do is log in to the library. 

Many VHS and DVD films can also be found in the library catalog. These may only be viewed in the library and cannot be checked out.

  Recommend a Video

Is there a video that you would like us to add to the library's collection? Let us know!

Video Purchase Request

The library's databases have streaming videos not found in the library catalog. Check them out below.

Films on Demand logo

The library subscribes to the academic collection from Films on Demand, which provides streaming access to more than 7,000 educational video titles.

Films On Demand

Films on Demand Tutorials

Alexander Street Press

A comprehensive collection of streaming videos is available from Alexander Street Press.

American History in Video
Counseling & Therapy in Video
Education in Video
Filmakers Library

Nursing Education in Video
World History in Video 

Alexander Street Press Tutorials

Check out some of our other streaming video databases using the links below.

PsycTHERAPY - Over 300 videos from the APA  featuring therapy demonstrations. - Streaming videos in psychotherapy selected by NU faculty.

Creative Commons provides shared access to resources. Learn more using the links below.

Recommended Websites

The Internet has a great wealth of information, but it can be difficult to wade through it all to find the gems.  Here are a few websites that are vetted, reliable, and appropriate for scholarly research:

Using Databases to Find a Policy

Find Policies


CQ Press Library


Created and hosted by CQ Press, the CQ Press Electronic Library (CQEL) is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.

How to Cite US Government Documents in APA Citation Style: State Legislative Documents

The Publication Manual of the APA does not specifically address citing state legislative documents. For material not specifically covered in the Publication Manual, the APA refers users to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

See Guide by Cornell University Library here for more information

Find State Policies for California

Public Policy Institute of California
Independent, objective, nonpartisan research on major social, economic, and political issues.

California Legislative Information
Locate legislative bills, laws and legislative publications for California.

National Conference of State Legislatures State Websites Directory
Connect to individual state legislatures for bills being considered in other states.

Government Resources 
Provides legislative information from the Library of Congress. Here you'll find summaries and status of bills before Congress. You can also find the text and summaries of proposed legislation, as well the actions already taken on the policy.
An independent website that makes it easy to look for bills before the current Congress.

Library Resources

Think tanks can be a great resource for research and statistics on a variety of topics, but think tanks are advocacy oriented. That a think tank refers to itself as non-partisan means that it has no formal connection to a political party, not that it doesn’t have an ideological orientation that may be more consistent with a given political party.

Policy Archive
Policy Archive is a good source for finding materials from various think tanks, including many of the ones mentioned here.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting categorizes the political leanings of 25 leading think tanks, and analyzes who is the most influential.

Global Go To Think Tank
The U.S. based Brookings Institute remains the most influential think tank but this 171 page report also includes ranked lists of international and US think tanks. The 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report is compiled by the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program.

Newspapers can be helpful sources of current information about new policies. Editorials and the Op-Ed pages are particularly good places to look, because they are spaces in which people write about problems and how they might be solved.

Once you have identified a specific organization that works on your issue, you will have to go that organization's website and do some digging. Good places to look will be links to press releases about specific legislation that the organization supports. 

Remember that these press releases are NOT policies.  You will need the actual text of the actual policy. After reading a press release and identifying a current piece of legislation, you will have to go to the website of the governmental body that is considering this legislation.

C-SPAN List of Policy Organizations

Support your argument with statistics. Use FedStats or Statistical Abstracts of the United States to find raw statistics and make your own graphs or charts to show trends.

Look in newspapers, AP Images, or other resources to find graphs and charts created by others.

For more Public Health Resources in Statistics & Epidemiology, please visit our Public Health Guide