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Resource Guide

Resources Guide for Public Health

Link to OU-Tulsa's online catalog of locally-held books, journals, maps, and visual materials. Links to electronic materials available through the Health Sciences Center.



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

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.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

Nature Masterclasses 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.

Need something special? This link takes you to a complete list of over 100 databases available through OU Schusterman Library and Bird Health Sciences Library. From 'Ageline' to 'Worldcat'--you should find a resource here. Select the 'Resources by All' button to see everything available.

Suite of primarily medical databases including Evidence-based Medicine resources, Ovid Medline, Embase, and alternative and complementary medicine. Links to full-text journals and e-books.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

About 20 million citations for biomedical literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care systems, and preclinical sciences.

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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.

For more information on using this database, visit the publisher's video tutorials.

VisualDx provides access to over 16,000 images. These images are designed to help diagnose more than 900 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, or infections.

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

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An international, multi-disciplinary catalog of books, Internet resources, audio visual materials, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings and other materials held by over 20,000 OCLC libraries. It contains materials representing 400 languages.

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Hogan, D. 2nd ed (2007) 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.

List of full-text e-books for public health students at OU-Tulsa

Encyclopedia of Public Health, Wilhelm Kirch (ed.) 2008. Short essays and definitions in 23 disciplines dealing with prevention and health promotion.

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.

Official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine. Articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice and policy.

Dedicated to publication of original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. Official journal of the American Public Health Association.

Full text electronic journals for public health students.

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 explores health policy issues of current concern in both domestic and international spheres.

Official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Full-text articles 1980, 1988, 1991, and 1995-current.

Learn the basics of searching PubMed. To learn about more advanced features of PubMed, check out PubMed's tutorials.

Learn how to search for clinical practice guidelines through Ovid Medline and the Trip Database.

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

Learn how to search for qualitative studies through Ovid Medline.

Learn how to search for randomized controlled trials through Ovid Medline.

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

Learn how to search the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Learn how to find items in the Schusterman Library's catalog.

Learn how to search the Trip Database.

Learn how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to search Ovid Medline.