Landman Library

Subject Guide: Public Health

Subject Specific Databases

PubMed  Rightly, this is the go-to resource for many medical professionals. A very large, very comprehensive database that is an excellent starting and finishing point for conducting health science literature research. It searches the MEDLINE database and other life science journals.

Academic Search Ultimate  A large, academically multidisciplinary article database that is a very good place to start a scholarly literature search.

AccessMedicine  Medical textbooks, including Understanding Global Health, Basic and Clinical Biostatistics, and Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients.


General and Related Databases

Web of Science: Science Citation Index  The premier database for literature searches in many fields. Includes citations and abstractions from tens of thousands journals.

ScienceDirect  Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals. A product of the major academic publisher Elsevier.

Journals@Ovid  Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals.

ClinicalKey  A decision-support tool designed for medical clinicians with a large variety of clinical resources. It has over 650 journals, 1,100 medical reference books, instructional videos, practice guidelines, medical images, and abstracts from the MEDLINE database.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews  A well-regarded, regularly updated collection of review articles on many medical topics. Use EBM Reviews to search other providers of reviews simultaneously.

EBM Reviews  Evidence-based medicine (EBM) reviews of articles on many health science topics. This resource searches multiple sources simultaneously:

WorldCat  A huge database of books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide that you can borrow using Interlibrary Loan.

Business Webpage  A list of Landman Library’s business and management databases.

Education Webpage  A list of Landman Library's education databases.

Psychology Webpage  A list of Landman Library's mental and behavioral health databases.


Search Engines

Google  Yes, this go-to search engine is a great way to get background on a search topic and gauge how much information there is on it.

Google Scholar  The next level go-to search engine that's as familiar looking as Google and provides a useful sense of how many professional and scholarly sources there are on a topic.