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HSCI 201: Important databases

Principles of Public Health Science

A few databases to get you started

Looking for journal articles?  Here is a brief list of databases subscribed to by the Purdue Libraries.  Most of them contain at least partial full-text.  Look for the Icon for Purdue University Libraries icon to link to full-text in another database.

Medical databases

  • PubMed The world's preeminent database for medical and biomedical research literature, including public health scholarly journals.
  • CABI: CAB Abstracts & Global Health  Global Health gives researchers, students and practitioners access to the world's relevant public health research and practice.

Multidisciplinary, broad coverage databases

Social sciences databases

  • EconLit  Covers research on economic and market-related research.
  • PAIS International  Covers political, social, and policy issues of all sorts.
  • Sociological Abstracts Covers sociological issues, including activism & action research, community organization, the media, political science.  Good place to look for information about attitudes and behaviors.

How to use PubMed

While this video shows how to search PubMed Clinical Queries, you can apply the same search strategies in the general PubMed database.

How to use CAB Abstracts + Global Health

Subject Guide

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