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Seminar Topical Research Guides: Medical Malpractice & Medical Error

LIBRARY RESOURCES

Law & Science Portal, Ross-Blakley Law Library

The Ross-Blakley Law Library’s Law & Science Portal brings together many medical, scientific, and legal resources that ASU provides for its students including databases, indexes, and full text electronic journals, as well as authoritative websites.  Sources can be both browsed and searched.

ASK A LAW LIBRARIAN

The reference librarians at the Ross-Blakley Law Library are happy to help you find or navigate research resources. 

Librarians are available 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-2pm on Friday by phone or by email.

Reference: (480) 965-7161
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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (COL) Students

LEGAL DATABASES

Lexis (Lexis password required.)
Lexis’ practice-specific pages compile both primary law and secondary resources related to a single topic in one place.

Westlaw (Westlaw password required.)

Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law password required.)

Bloomberg BNA - Legal Malpractice Litigation is a treatise that provides practitioners with a comprehensive analysis of the issues they are likely to encounter in this area of law, whether bringing or defending a claim.

Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Reporter provides information on new cases, legislation, regulations, and more related to health law issues.

BNA Law Reports are excellent sources of news and commentary that are used heavily in legal practice.  They combine news, case law, legal analysis, primary sources, and practice tools in a specific area of law in one site. There are a number of BNA resources with legal content related to medicine and health law, including:

All BNA Law Reports can also be searched on Bloomberg Law.

Bloomberg Law has a number of In Focus Centers that might be relevant to medical litigation research.  For example: Opioid Litigation, HIPPA, and many others.

INTERDISCIPLINARY DATABASES

Google Scholar
Google Scholar allows searching of multidisciplinary scholarly literature including articles, papers, theses, books, abstracts, and technical reports from a wide variety of resources such as journals, repositories, and the web.

Medline (ProQuest)
Medline is the premier bibliography in biomedicine and life sciences.  It is compiled by The National Library of Medicine and contains a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and health care services.

PubMed Central
PubMed Central is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature. It provides a full-text collection of biomedical, medicine, health, biotechnology related online journals.

Science Direct
Science Direct is an index to journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books on scientific, medical, and technical topics.

Web of Science 
Web of Science provides access to articles in arts, humanities, science, and technology journals.

WEB RESOURCES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, works to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, and equitable. Resources on the agency’s website includes subject-specific information, research, and data, as well as access to the specific resources listed below:

National Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics is the principle health statistics agency in the U.S. Much of their statistical information can be found on their web site.

New York Times: Medical Malpractice
This New York Times page provides news about medical malpractice, including commentary and archival articles, published in The New York Times. ASU affiliates can set up a free account for full access to the New York Times online.