HLTH 36100: Front Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology

Best Bets

PubMedMEDLINE (EBSCO)
This is a great tool for finding primary medical and research articles.
CINAHL
This is a great tool for finding  coverage of public health topics, particularly issues dealing with disease outbreak, patient care, health communication and promotion, and policy and administration
CQ Researcher
 A great tool for the Problem Solving in Public Health paper. CQ Researcher provides reporting and analysis of current issues in the news. 
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Provides current analysis of current social issues. 
Statista
A statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources.  The content is purely aggregated statistics, geared towards business and marketing statistical needs, with a focus on current awareness.  Easy-to-use infographics and tables are available for download as images to insert into presentations.
PsycINFO
PsycINFO is a key database of literature in psychology. Search here if you are doing anything related to mental health.
SocINDEX with Full Text
SocINDEX is a comprehensive database of sociological research with good coverage of public health topics. It indexes some of the major journals found in PubMed and also includes journals focused on ethnic and urban studies that are not included in PubMed.
Business Source Premier (Original Interface)
This can be  a useful tool for policy and economic perspectives on public health topics. 
ScienceDirect
Good coverage of public health, nutrition, and epidemiology. Some coverage of environmental and occupational health. If you have already searched PubMed and Web of Science, this is a good resource to add to your search in order to be thorough.
JSTOR
This can be  a useful tool for historical perspectives on public health topics. 
 

Exercise

Find the full-text to the following article:
Beauchamp, D. E. (1981). Lottery justice. Journal of public health policy, 2(3), 201-205.

Find a health article from AJPH and email yourself the citation and url

Journal Search

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1. solitary confinement or social isolation
2.prison* or jail or incarcerat*



1. solitary confinement or social isolation
2.prison* or jail or incarcerat*
3. intervention* or treatment* or therap* or prevent*



1. solitary confinement or social isolation
2.prison* or jail or incarcerat*
3. epidem* or statistic*

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