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Cultural Competencies for Health Professionals

A resource guide for students and faculty to learn more about transcultural health care and cultural competencies in health care. Direct comments to

Biomedical Databases

Here you will find databases containing scholarly, peer-reviewed articles about transcultural healthcare, cultural competence, health and diverse populations.

Sociological and Social Sciences Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

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Search Tips

Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new term; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

healthcare access AND minorities

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.

"cultural competence" AND "mental health"

Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word.  Using assess* as a search term will include results that refer to assess, assesses, assessed, assessment, assessments, etc.