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Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017     Views: 80

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

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.

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