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Public Health

Fab Five

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • U.S. federal agency responsible for health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
  • Global Health
  • International database providing comprehensive coverage of the core public health literature, particularly in the areas of tropical medicine, human nutrition, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety and epidemiology.
  • MEDLINE PubMed@Tufts | Ovid MEDLINE
  • Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE, via the PubMed@Tufts or Ovid MEDLINE databases, includes public health-related articles. Use the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Public Health to retrieve articles that are "concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level."
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
  • A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.
  • Web of Science
  • Multidisciplinary coverage of high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings.

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  • The Grey Literature Report
  • Alerts readers to new grey literature publications in health services research and selected public health topics.
  • MEDLINE PubMed | Ovid MEDLINE
  • Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE, via the PubMed or Ovid MEDLINE databases, includes public health-related articles. Use the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Public Health to retrieve articles that are "concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level."
  • POPLINE
  • Compiled by Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, POPLINE is the world's largest bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related health issues.
  • Scopus
  • An index to the scientific technical and medical literature covering 14,000 scholarly titles including 2,700 titles in Social Science, Psychology, and Economics.
  • Web of Science
  • Multidisciplinary coverage of high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings.

Global

  • CAB Abstracts
  • Literature in agriculture, nutrition, animal health & natural resources.
  • Global Health
  • International database providing comprehensive coverage of the core public health literature, particularly in the areas of tropical medicine, human nutrition, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety and epidemiology.
  • Health Map
  • Delivers real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.
  • Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS)
  • MIDAS is a collaborative network of research scientists who use computational, statistical and mathematical models to understand infectious disease dynamics and thereby assist the nation to prepare for, detect and respond to infectious disease threats.
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system

United States

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • U.S. federal agency responsible for health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
  • A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.
  • Healthy People 2020
  • Unites States' comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda.
  • Public Health Services and Systems Research
  • Compiled by the National Library of Medicine, this site examines questions that relate to the financing, organization and delivery of public health services - and how those factors translate to population health.

Data & Statistics

  • FASTATS A-Z
  • Provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.
  • Health, United States 2011
  • An annual report on trends in health statistics. Presents national trends in health statistics on such topics as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory care and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and other health topics.
  • MEASURE DHS (Demographic and Health Surveys)
  • Produces a wide variety of publications that provide country specific and comparative data on population, health, and nutrition in developing countries.
  • Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS)
  • MIDAS is a collaborative network of research scientists who use computational, statistical and mathematical models to understand infectious disease dynamics and thereby assist the nation to prepare for, detect and respond to infectious disease threats.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Data and statistics
  • WHO's portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation.

Research Writing

  • Find Funding
  • There are multiple databases available through the Office of Research Administration that allow you to search for grant funding. Individual Foundations also provide grants for research in the biomedical sciences.
  • NIH Grant Writing
  • This page provides information and resources for writing grant proposals and NIH submission guidelines.
  • Systematic Reviews
  • This page attempts to help answer the following: What's a systematic review? How much time will it take to complete one? How can I find information to get started?
  • Citation Management
  • There are multiple options when it comes to keeping track of your references during the research process. This page will introduce you to two of our most popular prgrams: RefWorks and EndNote.
  • Publishing & Open Access
  • There are many decisions to be made when it comes time to have your research published. Some questions you might have include: What's the advantage to Open Access? How do I decide where to publish? What's the deal with journal ranking metrics and Impact Factors?