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PubMed provides preformulated searches for various topic areas of interest to Public Health students and faculty. See the list.
Essential Databases for Finding Articles
PubMed (1948 to present)
Essential database for biomedicine. Includes citations from MEDLINE and for biomedical articles in life science journals. A product of the National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubMed Help
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Web of Science (1900-present)
The major multidisciplinary index covering journal articles and conference proceedings in sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Provides cited reference searching and journal impact factors.
A multidisciplinary database covering peer-reviewed literature in science, engineering, medicine, and social sciences (including some arts & humanities). Coverage is strongest from 1996 to present. Complements Web of Science.
Other Useful Databases
Biological Abstracts (1926-present)
Click 'All Databases' tab to search top biological sciences databases simultaneously: Bio Abs, Web of Science, Zoological Record, and CABI.
CAB Abstracts (1910-present)
Includes coverage of human health, food, and nutrition along with other disciplines such as agriculture.
Important index for nursing and allied health. Unlimited users. CINAHL Tutorial
A unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. An important resource for evidence-based medicine.
Environment Abstracts (1975-present)
Formerly Environment Abstracts published by LexisNexis. Encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies.
Education Source (1929- )
Combines Education Full Text and Education Index Retrospective. In addition, Education Source has added hundreds of unique resources that were not previously available elsewhere. Coverage dates back to 1929.
ERIC (1966 - ) (EBSCO)
The premiere database for journal articles and documents in all areas of education.
Homeland Security Digital Library
Full-text, searchable collection of resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.
Full text and citation coverage of business, law, medicine, news, & general reference
Provides consumer health information resources about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
Social Work Abstracts
Coverage of social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more. Abstracts of dissertations included since 1996.
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases
An evidence-based medicine (EBM) tool that assists healthcare providers with point-of-care decisions.
Health Sciences Librarian
Selected Public Health Journals