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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.
An evidence-based medicine (EBM) tool that assists healthcare providers with point-of-care decisions.
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.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (1960-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.
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
Assists in the identification of measurement and evaluation instruments (questionnaires, checklists, tests, for example) found in the health and psychosocial literature. Does not include copies of the instruments. Limited to 5 simultaneous users.
Homeland Security Digital Library
Full-text, searchable collection of resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.
Provides consumer health information resources about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Information about and reviews of standardized tests covering psychology, education, personality, vocational aptitude, and related areas. Limited to 4 simultaneous users.
PsycINFO (1800s - present)
The premier database for journal articles, books and dissertations in all areas of psychology.
PAIS International 1915+
Excellent source for public and social policy
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
R2 Digital Library
R2 Digital Library has ebooks, videos and downloadable images primarily for nursing, medicine, and allied health.
Thieme MedOne CommunicationScience
A small collection of Thieme e-books containing images, videos, and cases in audiology and speech language pathology.
(Formerly LexisNexis Academic) Provides content from US and international magazines, journals, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts dating back mostly from the 1990s with some content from the 1970s. Also includes legal research sources and business information for US and international companies.
Selected Public Health Journals
Melanie Dixson & Niki Kirkpatrick