Resource Guide for Public Health

Multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies.

Need something special? This link takes you to a complete list of databases available through the Schusterman Library and Bird Health Sciences Library.

The AMA Manual of Style Online, contains everything medical and scientific researchers, writers, and editors need to produce well-organized, clear, readable, and authoritative manuscripts.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wide variety of public health reports and topics.

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews includes the full-text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration. To learn how to search the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, check out this interactive tutorial.

DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference tool. Content is written by a world-class team of physicians and researchers who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis. DynaMed Plus topics are always based on clinical evidence and the content is updated multiple times each day to ensure physicians have the information they need to make decisions at the point of care. It includes robust features like overviews and recommendations, graphics and images, precise search results every time, expert reviewers, specialty content and mobile access. Includes differential diagnosis information.

A comprehensive and accurate database of global infectious diseases, which covers all infectious diseases in every country. Updated daily, with information on the latest outbreaks, it's idea for help with diagnosing diseases and identifying organisms. Includes more than 30,000 graphs and images!

Citations and information about measurement tools (questionnaires, rating scales, checklists). No links to full text.

Nature Masterclass provides training in scientific writing and publishing. The training is delivered by Nature Research journal editors and aims to help institutions support their researchers with writing research papers.

Suite of primarily medical databases including evidence-based medicine resources. Links to full-text journals and e-books.

PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. To learn how to search PubMed, check out this interactive tutorial.

Scopus widely covers the fields of basic science, mathematics, engineering, technology, health and medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It includes global and interdisciplinary scientific information. Content on Scopus comes from over 5,000 publishers and must be reviewed and selected by an independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) to be, and continue to be, indexed on Scopus.

Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Also examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. No full text, but comprehensive coverage.

Collects scientific and clinically useful elements of the practice of disaster medicine into a single volume. As disasters are continually changing, so do the challenges associated with mitigation of the human impact of those disasters.

The Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health combines multiple perspectives to offer readers a more accurate and complete picture of the aging process. It has been developed for maximum utility to clinicians, social workers, researchers, and public health professionals working with older adults. 

Considers performance measures in ten areas: chronic diseases, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, mental health, immunizations, substance abuse, sexual assault, disabilities, and emergency services.

Full-text medical and drug reference books for healthcare professionals.

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. It publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy.

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) is dedicated to the publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health.

Family & Community Health provides practical information that addresses the common goals of health care practitioners, regardless of area of practice, in teaching the essentials of self-care, family and community health care, and health promotion and maintenance.

Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 under the aegis of Project HOPE, a nonprofit international health education organization. Health Affairs explores health policy issues of current concern in domestic and international spheres. Its mission is to serve as a high-level, nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and to address such issues as cost, quality, and access.

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is an indispensable guide to good health in the workplace for physicians, nurses, and researchers alike. In-depth, clinically oriented research articles and technical reports keep occupational and environmental medicine specialists up-to-date on new medical developments in the prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of environmentally induced conditions and work-related injuries and illnesses

Health and Psychosocial Instruments provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, and tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

Mental Measurements Yearbook provides information and reviews about standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Tests in Print serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. It includes test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date, and test author.

Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NQMC is a searchable public repository and website for information on specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. NQMC is sponsored by AHRQ to promote widespread access to quality measures by the health care community and other interested individuals.

Learn how to search Academic Search Elite.

Learn how to search for systematic reviews in Ovid's Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Resources for common copyright issues.

Learn the basics of searching PubMed in this interactive tutorial.

Follow this self-paced tutorial to learn about resources and services at Schusterman Library.

Learn how to search for clinical practice guidelines.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for studies of prognosis, including cohort studies, case-control studies, and case reports.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for qualitative studies.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for randomized controlled trials.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for studies of diagnostic tests.

Learn how to search for systematic reviews and meta-analyses through Ovid Medline.

Learn how to search for books, articles, and more on the Schusterman Library website.

Choose the best journal for your research with help from Think. Check. Submit.

Learn how to search the Trip Database.

In this tutorial you will learn about Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH, which is a controlled vocabulary used to search databases in the health sciences. You will also learn why using MeSH can provide you with better search results.

Learn the basics of Zotero with this quick guide from OU Libraries.