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Mapping the literature of health education (JMLA Oct 2010)

October 21, 2010

In this month’s JMLA – Burtis and Taylor update Scholman’s 1997 study, “Mapping the Literature of Health Education.”  The purpose was to give a representative snapshot of the core journal literature and indexing coverage.  This update, covering 2006-2008, compared coverage of MEDLINE, EMBASE, ERIC, CINHAL Plus, PsycINFO, Science Citation Index, Scopus, and Social Sciences Citation Index.

The results showed that in terms of coverage for health education (chemistry and engineering not specifically examined), Scopus had the largest coverage, followed by MEDLINE, Social Sciences Citation Index, and CINAHL Plus with Full Text.

Full study available here.

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