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What is this Guide for?
This guide is designed to complement the library and research activities in Global Public Health
- Types of information (like peer-reviewed articles or web resources)
- The Information Cycle and how news stories affect the way public health information is communicated
- Creating a Literature Review
- Database Searching Tips
- Using online tools such as RefWorks to track, share, and organize research
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Commonly Used Public Health and Nursing Databases
CINAHL Complete This link opens in a new window
Peer-reviewed medical journals, magazines, standards of professional practice, dissertations, evidence-based care information, and research instruments.
Environment Complete This link opens in a new window
Journals and magazine articles covering: environmental science, sustainable business, and environmental management and policy.
ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
Scholarly journal articles covering: physical and biological Sciences, business and economics, education, nursing, psychology, and more.
PubMed This link opens in a new window
Index of bio-medical research.
GreenFILE This link opens in a new window
Environmental journal and magazine articles.
Alt-HealthWatch This link opens in a new window
Articles related to alternative & complementary medicine along with holistic and integrated approaches to health care.
Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source This link opens in a new window
Nursing journal & magazine articles.
Cochrane Collection Plus This link opens in a new window
Register of controlled trials, systematic reviews, methodology register, abstracts of reviews of effects, health technology assessmentsand the NHS Economic Evaluation Database.
SOCindex This link opens in a new window
journal and magazine articles covering: abortion, criminology & criminal justice, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, substance abuse, and more.
Tracking Down Studies from the News
Resources for Finding Datasets
Data USA This link opens in a new window
Visualizations of data and statistics covering education, industries, healthcare and many more topics.
Geo-Spatial Data Resources This link opens in a new window
Geo-Spatial Data Resources are organized into four topic areas; Public Health Resources, GIS Data, Social Determinants of Health Resources, and Environmental Health Data Resources.
Google's Dataset Search This link opens in a new window
Across the web, there are millions of datasets about nearly any subject that interests you. Dataset Search has indexed almost 25 million datasets, giving you a single place to search for datasets and find links to where the data is.
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