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Welcome to the library guide for Public Health!
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Accessing Library Resources
Use your NetID and password to access library databases off campus.
Click on Research and Find Materials above the large picture on the library’s home page to access library resources. To select resources by subject, use the "Research by Subject" link and choose your subject, e.g. Public Health. If you are looking for a resource by name (e.g. Cochrane Library, Global Health, PubMed, Web of Science, etc.), choose the "Databases" link under "Search for Materials" to browse databases alphabetically.
The databases listed below are recommended for public health research, but more resources are available.
Academic Search Complete
Full text scholarly journal, trade publication, magazine and newspaper articles, books, book reviews, reports, and Associated Press video content, covering all subject areas.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
Full text titles from around the world (1960-present), including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. It incorporates specialized, editorially-curated abstracting and indexing resources as well as the AGRICOLA and TOXLINE databases and content previously available in ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 770 journals with coverage dating back to 1937. The database also provides full text for more than 275 books/monographs.
Full text independent evidence, including systematic reviews, clinical trials, technology assessments, economic evaluations, individual clinical trials, and more from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Clinical Answers, as well as special collections on specific healthcare topics.
Contemporary Women's Issues
Full text content from mainstream periodicals, gray literature such as newsletters, NGO reports, the alternative press, and ephemeral literature, with a focus on critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries, from the 1960s-present.
Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news.
Credo Reference is a general full text resource with content that covers all academic disciplines.
Ethnographic Video Online
Streaming classic and contemporary ethnographies, documentaries and shorts from every continent as well as full text transcripts, interviews, field notes, and study guides covering human culture and behavior, including culture and cultural change, kinship and family, economic systems and globalization, gender and sexuality, religion and ritual, and language and communication. NOTE: The library only owns the videos in volume I of the collection.
Global Health is a public health database that provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, and much more. This database contains more than 1.2 million records dating back to 1973.
Global Health Archive
Global Health Archive covers 6 printed abstract journals produced between 1912 and 1983 and includes over 800,000 records. Global Health Archive provides information on public health, tropical and communicable diseases, nutrition, helminthology, entomology, and mycology.
Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
Indexes scholarly and general interest literature on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.
Health and Wellness (from Gale)
Full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more on health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium
Includes the complete text of A Dictionary of Public Health and other reference titles.
The National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that contains references to journal articles in the life sciences and biomedicine. It also covers nursing, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. Contains over 24 million citations from 5,516 journals. Coverage is from 1946-present.
R2 Digital Health Sciences Library
Full text e-books in the health sciences including medical, nursing and allied health titles.
SAGE Online Journals
Full-text articles from journals covering many subject areas including public health, health promotion, epidemiology, community health, and health policy.
Over 1,800 science, technology, and medicine journals.
Social Services Abstracts
Social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development
Sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
Full text of over 50,000 scholarly e-books published by Springer 2005-2015, and over 2,200 current e-journals, with coverage dating back to volume 1 for many titles. Subjects include: biomedicine; business and management; chemistry; computer science; earth sciences; economics; education; engineering; geography; history; law; life sciences; literature; materials science; mathematics; medicine & public health; pharmacy; philosophy; physics; political science and international relations; psychology; social sciences; statistics. NOTE: Deselect 'Include Preview-Only' from the top of a subject or content page to limit browsing to titles licensed by the library.
Taylor & Francis Online
Full text scholarly journals covering 23 subjects in 3 core areas: science & technology, social science & humanities, and medical. Includes archival coverage dating back to volume 1 for many titles.
A resource produced by the National Library of Medicine that provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in toxicology, covering all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.
Web of Science
Web of Knowledge/Web of Science is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities.
Catalog of materials in libraries worldwide.
Trial Database Available through 5/27/20
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