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Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Peer-Reviewed Resources

Resources on assisted suicide, euthanasia and related topircs

Be certain to continue your research for peer-reviewed articles in one of the Library's databases. Work with a librarian to locate articles to help you to construct the best argument for your debate.

See the list of Suggested Library Resources to Consider on the Home page of this Guide.

Journalist's Resource (J's.R.)

"Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Journalist’s Resource, examines news topics through a research lens. We surface scholarship relevant to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers. Our philosophy is that peer-reviewed research studies can, at the very least, help anchor journalists as they navigate difficult terrain and competing claims. In 2013 the American Library Association named us one of the best free reference Web sites. 
We invite all those interested in policy and public affairs to use the site’s materials, in particular instructors, students and journalists. No registration is required; the materials are free and are under a Creative Commons license."

Peer-Reviewed Studies from J's.R.

The peer-reviewed journal articles listed on the pdf document below are research studies that provide in-depth perspectives on a variety of issues related to physician-assisted suicide.  They were included in a Journalist's Resource Research Roundup on physician-assisted suicide published on December 3, 2012 . As such, they can serve as a starting point for developing an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of this topic.  Your course instructor can provide you with information about how to obtain these articles.

More recent studies can be located by using a MAC library database.

Additional Sources for Peer-Reviewed Resources

NOTE: Some of the articles in this list are available full-text in MAC databases. Many are not and will need to be ordered through interlibrary loan, a process that usually takes from 1-3 days for articles and is free-of-charge for MAC students in almost all instances.  Please ask for assistance if you have any questions.