Guide to Literature in Public Health

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PubMed – Clinical and biomedical research articles and literature. Refine your search by year, age groups, practice guidelines, and more using the Limits tab in PubMed. Also see the PubMed Tutorial

Web of Science  Science Citation Index Expanded. Social Science Citation Index.  Includes literature in public health, political science, anthropology, urban studies and more.

EBSCO Databases

Journal literature related to psychosocial aspects of health and mental illness.

SocIndex with Full-Text
Literature related to society and health.

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Contains some health education and health assessment literature.
Quick Search Tips

Mental Measurements Yearbook
Critical reviews and descriptive information of published, standardized tests covering education, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Guide to Searching

WorldCat – FirstSearch
Includes databases for searching dissertations, conference papers and proceedings.

Search Journals owned by the Library

Search and browse eJournals by title. If there is not a match, search our print journal collection.

Print Journals
All print journals are listed in the UAMS Library online catalog and are located alphabetically by journal title on the 2nd (1990 – present) and 3rd (1989 – 1966) floors. Journals older than 1966 are stored outside the library and can be requested: Storage Item Request Form.

Search for Books owned by the Library

See sections for public health, biostatistics, etc. Some examples are:

Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care
Medical Epidemiology
Understanding Health Policy
Infectious Diseases
Priorities in Health
Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors
Basic & Clinical Biostatistics

Print Books
Search the UAMS Library online catalog by book title or broad topic such as:

Community Health
Health Promotion
Social Marketing
health manag* (truncation symbol *; looks for manage, managing, management)

Fines for overdue books are $1.00 per day per book. Many public health textbooks are available for check-out in the book collection. Search by title in the online catalog.