Answered By: Jennifer Luzadder
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2016     Views: 53

Here are a couple choices, depending on what you would like to find to use in your assignment:


You can search for an eBook using the library catalog.  Type in a search like “medical ethics” and click GO.  Then, when the results list comes up, look to the Left column for the “Format” section and click the little box next to “eBook”.  This will limit all the results to only include eBooks.  Harrison owns a number of eBooks on the subject of Medical ethics and laws, which you can view on your computer. 


You can use a legal database like LexisNexis (click here for a list of our databases). Now, if you want CASES, you can use the “Look up a Legal Case” box in the center of the page.  If you want to find a law/statute/code/regulation, you should choose the “US Legal” tab on the Left Column, then “Federal Statutes, Codes & Regulations” or “State Statues, Codes & Regulations”.  Then you can search for something.  My tip for searching is to not use “Medical laws” as your search terms, but instead something specific like “medication” or “prescriptions” or something else you think might potentially have a medical/ethic/law implication. Video Tutorial on LexisNexis Law.


Another idea would be to look in a Medical database like CINAHL for an academic journal article about medical ethics and laws. Using a search term such as “ethics” (no need to include the word “medical” in the search, because it is an all-medical database) you might find some articles that deal with Medical ethics and may contain mentions of laws.  You can also add the search term “law” to narrow the results. Click here to view a list of our tutorials. 


You can also contact a librarian through Chat Reference for more assistance.