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Starting Points

  • CDC Stacks
    Free digital archive of scientific research and literature produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • PubMed
    Free access to MEDLINE, with over 23 million citations from 5,652 medical, nursing, dental, and research journals dating back to the 1840s.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    The authoritative resource for nursing and allied health.
  • Web of Science
    Includes Social Sciences Citation Index, which indexes more than 3,300 journals in psychology, business, economics, social work, and other social sciences.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Developed for undergraduate students, this is a general database covering many topics.
  • Dissertations and Theses Full-Text
    Comprehensive, worldwide collection of dissertations and theses.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From here you can link to full-text and print holdings available from UAA/APU Consortium Library.
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
    Represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.

Beyond the Surface

  • GIDEON: Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network
    A worldwide Web-based information system for the diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy, and microbiology of infectious diseases.
  • Water Resources Abstracts
    Covers the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use, and management of water resources.
    Includes databases for toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic release information and chemical information.
  • CDC Science Clips
    Online bibliographic digest featuring scientific articles and publications that are shared with the public health community each week.
  • PsycInfo
    Major database for psychological literature.
  • Social Sciences Abstracts
    Provides records for English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere. Contains a bibliographic citation for each record.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Abstracts and indexes to the international literature in sociology and behavioral sciences.
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments
    Information on measurement instruments (e.g., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales) used in health and psychosocial sciences.
  • HSRproj
    Ongoing grants and contracts in health services research and Public Health from NLM.
  • AgeLine
    Literature on social gerontology, including aging-related content from health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy.
  • Teen Health and Wellness
    Comprehensive research database and self-help resource on health-related issues for and about teens.
  • AIDSinfo
    Federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information.
  • ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
    Digests, citations, and abstracts from education-related journals, including health education.
  • Cochrane Library
    Includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE), ACP Journal Club, and Cochrane Controlled Trials Register.
  • AFAR (American Federation for Aging Research)
    Latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, and issues.
    Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
    Science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. See a brochure outlining Healthy People 2020 objectives.
    Mission is to provide national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and model programs.
  • NIH Senior Health
    Website for older adults developed by National Institutes of Health.
  • Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
    Independent, nonprofit organization focusing on individual and social problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
    National nonprofit organization dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy.
  • Collaborative on Health and the Environment
    International partnership that examines environmental factors impacting human health.

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