Saturday, March 13, 2010

Harvard School of Public Health Firearms Research Digest

The Harvard School of Public Health has launched a new firearms research database.

The Firearms Research Digest currently covers the period 2003-2008. Eventually, it will include material from 1988 to today. Coverage is international.
"It includes research published in academic journals in social science and economics, criminology, medicine, public health, and public policy. Articles were identified through a search of the following academic indexes: the social science indexes Academic Search Premier and EconLit; the educational literature database ERIC; the psychiatry/psychology index PsychInfo; the public health and medical index, MEDLINE; and the legal and public records LexisNexis database."

"Search results provide full bibliographic citation and a brief summary of findings."

"Not included here are materials from non-academic sources (including government, law enforcement, and advocacy groups); studies of a purely medical nature (e.g., treatment of gunshot wounds); studies of a purely historical or antiquarian nature (e.g., Civil War firearms)." [from the About Us page]
There is an advanced search page that allows for searching by keyword, title, author, topic (subject taxonomy), publication, and year range.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 3:52 pm


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