Answered By: HACC Library Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 Views: 40
A Case Study is "a detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena".
(Credit: Case study. (2016). In Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries (Ed.), The American Heritage (R) dictionary of the English language (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved from search.credoreference.com/content/entry/hmdictenglang/case_study/0?institutionId=1406)
Finding a Case Study:
In many of our databases, you are able to limit your search to case studies, by selecting "case study" in a "Document Type" dropdown menu on your search screen.
Exceptions to the above:
- Psychology databases, PsycInfo and PsycArticles require you to select "Clinical Case Study" in the "Methodology" dropdown menu on the search screen.
- Nursing database, CINAHL, requires you to select "Case Study" in the "Publication Type" dropdown menu
- It is also possible to find Nursing case studies in the HACC Catalog, by trying a "subject" search for: nursing case studies.