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Program Evaluation Resources

This guide brings together resources that will assist teams in discovering and utlizing appropriate methodologies to evaluate programs and assess outcomes in areas such as health services, public health, social sciences, and community outreach projects.

Conducting a Literature Search

Conducting a thorough literature search is a great way to learn about the knowledgebase and knowledge gaps pertaining to any topic area. Program evaluation or outcomes assessment searches can take various approaches: topical, methodological, related to specific interventions, and more. Below you will find recommended databases and some strategies to consider. 

Recommended Databases

The following databases are the top recommended resources for medical research.  They can also be accessed from the Library's homepage.

Supplementary Databases

Searching Tutorials

The following links provide access to brief videos and tutorials that can assist you with learning to search in the databases: