There are a number of excellent resources for finding the pros and cons of issues and policy available from the library. Try starting with these.
Health Policy Journals
This is a list of recommended journals on health care policy and research provided by The Kaiser Family Foundation. The library has subscriptions to all of these journals.
The following databases cover these journals and others that will be useful to you in this course. This list of databases is in order of the best coverage of the journals suggested by the Kaiser Foundation, linked above.
CINAHL is an excellent database, covering journals related to nursing, allied health fields, and biomedicine. This database indexes journals, books, book chapters, dissertations and selected conference proceedings as well as standards of practice and educational software and audiovisual packages.
PubMed (with MGetIt Links)
PubMed indexes over 4,000 journals in biomedical, nursing, dentistry and related fields. It includes citations from MEDLINE and PreMEDLINE. Regular PubMed is an open database that does not require a U-M login but this version requires login in order to link to U-M journal subscriptions using MGetIt.
Web of Science
Web of Science combines three citation indexes. It covers scholarly literature in the science, health, humanities and the social sciences and covers over 12,000 journals.
Proquest combines over 50 databases which cover business, health sciences, news, science and the social sciences.
Scopus is an international, multi-disciplinary index and abstracting database, covering literature from the sciences, medicine, technology and the social sciences.