Business Research Database Blog Series: PubMed

The Emory community has access to a wealth of business research databases. This series highlights many of these great resources, including content and the best applications for classes and career prep.

What Will You Find?

PubMed is created by the National Library of Medicine; it is a repository of over 24 million journal articles published in 5800+ journals from 1946 to the present, covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the healthcare system. Topics related to healthcare, including administration, operations, the patient journey, leadership, supply chain, and more are increasingly represented in PubMed, in addition to the traditional focus on medical research.

Use for Class Projects

PubMed is well-suited to business projects focused on the healthcare space. The recent growth in class projects, Goizueta IMPACT experiential teams, and directed studies focused on the business of healthcare have made PubMed a highly relevant database to explore. The combination of healthcare topics, such as supply chain, the patient journey, and management, and the rigor of academic articles provides highly credible insights, analysis, and data. PubMed is an important complement to other business resources you might use, including market research, consulting firm white papers, industry trade publications, and government or nonprofit healthcare data.

Use for Interview Prep

Turning to articles from PubMed in preparation for interviews will elevate your knowledge of the healthcare space you are interested in working in. The rigor of the academic research included in this database will provide you with a depth of insights and data that go beyond what you might find in industry publications and even market research reports. Investing in reading articles from PubMed will not only provide you with a deeper understanding about the market, enabling you to more intelligently address interview questions asked of you, but also help you to identify insightful questions to ask of the interviewer.

Additional Business Resources

You can also use the Business Research Guide to locate additional business resources, locate tips for how to use them, and understand which are best for your specific research needs.