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Scholarly Concentrations

This guide contains resources and services that the Ruth Lilly Medical Library provides to support the Scholarly Concentrations at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

About this Page

This page contains resources that are intended to be helpful with the Scholarly Concentration project and product.

Please refer to the Scholarly Concentration Canvas site for the most up to date list of required readings and materials for other courses. 

If you have any questions or feedback for this guide, please contact Kellie Kaneshiro, AMLS.

Finding Articles

Looking for scholarly articles on Rural Health?   Keywords to consider in your search:   rural, non-urban, nonurban, micropolitan, and non-metro.  Also consider groups such as farmer, farmers if applicable, and words such as agriculture, agricultural, agrarian.

Resources needed for rural health topics span a wide range of disciplines:  medicine, public health, sociology, psychology, health policy and medical anthropology.

Branching out?   Looking for databases on sociology, social work, nursing, and other topics?   Ask your librarian or visit the databases link on the Medical Library webpage or the IUPUI University Library webpage.  Also consider the "grey literature" which includes materials such as papers, reports from professional and government entities, conference abstracts and papers, dissertations and theses.  The Rural Health Information Hub would be a good resource, or start with the specific professional organization or government entity.   Need statistics?  Check the Organizations Section.


The Medical Library has access to thousands of eBooks.  The quickest way to check to see if an eBook is available is to visit the link below and do a title search or use IUCat.  IU School of Medicine users should have access to Ruth Lilly Medical Library eBooks and IUPUI University eBooks

Need a book and can't find it in the Library's collection?    

Recommend a book for purchase

Request a book loan through the Ruth Lilly Medical Library's Content Management and Delivery Department (currently only print books (and not ebooks) may be requested through this ILLiad service.  Not in Indianapolis?  No problem, books will be sent to you.

Requests may be made via the Content Management and Delivery Department  Login to the ILLiad system using your IU School of Medicine computer account, you'll be asked to enter some profile information.  Select Request Book in the upper left corner, enter in the information and submit.  Once your profile is set up- requests may be made using the system OR emailing   For questions please contact or 317-274-7184.

Scholarly Projects, Research, and Publishing Resources

Writing Templates

Organizations and Other Resources

Organizations often publish documents that are useful to their membership.    Worth checking, in addition to the traditional journal and book literature.  DO NOT MISS the Rural Health Information Hub and the Rural Health Research Gateway.

Indiana Rural Health Agencies, Associations, and Centers


Other Funding Opportunities

Rural Funding Opportunities