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Healthcare Systems Engineering: Background Information

A guide to relevant Lehigh Library research tools and resources for researchers in the Master's Healthcare Systems Engineering (HSE) program.

Don't Forget to Use These ...

You often already have access to some great sources. Remember to use these sources. If you do, cite them in the outcome of your research:

  • Your textbook(s)
  • Discussions/interviews with organization representatives or industry experts*
  • Organizational Web sites 
  • Organizational data*, policies*, marketing literature, etc.

* Remember to ask permission to use this information in your research. Clarify whether the information can be included in reports, articles, etc., presented to third parties.

Review Articles

Review articles give a bird's eye view of a field or niche within a field. They can also contain useful bibliographies/works cited lists.

Some research databases, like Web of Science and PubMed, allow you to perform a search then limit the results to only show review articles.

One publisher, Annual Reviews, publishes only review articles. Try searching their Web platform (listed below) for your topic.

eBooks and Books

Why Use eBooks/Books

  • Good for in-depth background information.
  • You don't have to read the whole book! Search within eBooks to find where a specific keyword is mentioned.
  • Use glossaries, indexes, Table-of-Contents and other features to quickly scan for relevance.
  • Check bibliographies/references for mentions of other important works.

How to Find eBooks/Books

  • Use the online catalog, ASA, to search for books and eBooks. A search box is below.
  • Use eBrary or other eBook providers from the A-to-Z Database List to complete more in-depth searching.

Interlibrary Loan Books through PALCI E-Z Borrow -  see for a link and brief instructions.

ASA - The Library Catalog