From the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) includes resources, funding & opportunities, news, events, rural innovations, state responses.
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.
JSTOR is a journal repository covering a wide range to subjects including: medicine, allied health, health policy, public health and the social sciences. It also includes business, law, sciences and the arts and humanities. Try advanced search or the text analyzer to narrow your search.
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
Introduces specific occupational and environmental health and safety issues faced by agricultural workers and rural residents, and provides a roadmap to establishing sustainable worker and public health support in agricultural communities.
Comprehensive review of issues in rural healthcare, including both obstacles and ways to begin to overcome them. Covers specific diseases and disorders faced by rural populations, and promising community health approaches and preventive measures.
Doctors continue to be poorly prepared for the challenges they face in rural and remote practice. This book offers a wide range of strategies for meeting education delivery challenges in the key areas of rural and remote workforce preparation.
Collection of essays, poems, and short stories written by rural health care professionals that explore the benefits and burdens of new technology, the dilemmas in making ethically sound decisions, and the trials of caring for patients in a broken system.
Need a book and can't find it in the Library's collection?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions please contact email@example.com or 317-274-7184.
Scholarly Projects, Research, and Publishing Resources
Provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.
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
Your First STOP for Rural Health INFORMATION besides this guide! This is an information rich site - if you're looking to plan, develop, learn, or connect...this is a great website to check out. Start by learning about the Hub!
Provided through IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research. Comprehensive world-wide database of funding opportunities, field experts, and collaborators. Save your search and receive alerts. First-time users need to Access Pivot-RP using Institution's Credentials (Shibboleth) - search for "Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis" in the drop-down menu. You will then be prompted to create a Pivot-RP account using your university email address
You can apply for internal funding or external funding. Be aware that some external agencies set a limit on the number of proposals or pre-proposals an institution may submit. In those cases, you must follow IU’s limited submission process before applying.
Some funding agencies restrict the number of proposals an institution may submit to a particular funding program. These opportunities are referred to as limited submissions. Some programs are limited by institution (i.e., X proposals allowed for the entire university), some by campus, some by school.
For new grant writers and seasoned health researchers, educators, and clinicians alike, this text illuminates the process of writing a persuasive request for funding from start to finish. Includes key information about grant mechanisms and a fresh focus for foundation and corporate grants.