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CINAHL (Combined Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Indexes nursing and allied health journals, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, practice guidelines and clinical trials.
( Some Links to full text )
Pharmaceutical News Index Restricted Resource

Indexing for 22 key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters.

Subject coverage

  • Pharmacology
  • Healthcare research
  • Development
  • Regulatory issues

PubMed
PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Full Text Articles

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text articles related to health care, medicine, nursing, dentistry and veterinary medicine.
Proquest Biology Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Just under 400 Biology journal titles, with more than 325 available in full text.
ProQuest Health and Medical Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
ProQuest Health and Medical Complete™ combines clinical research titles with additional consumer and health administration titles. Covers full text and indexing in major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.
Proquest Health Management Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text of 800 journals and 4,500+ Doctoral Dissertations and Theses in the  field of health administration, covering Health administration, Health professions, Hospitals, Insurance, Law, Statistics, Business, Management, Personnel, Ethics.
Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text of 700+ journals and dissertations, plus some journals indexed only, covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, including Cytology, Nutrition, Oncology, Pediatric Care, Pharmacology, Public Health, Radiology.
Proquest Science Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
1,145+ journals in science —  965+ full text. 1986-.

Journals/Magazines

Annual Review of Public Health Restricted Resource
The Annual Review of Public Health, in publication since 1980, covers significant developments in the field of Public Health, including key developments in epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, issues related to social environment and behavior, health services, and public health practice. (from website).

Videos

MEF Digital Media Education Foundation streaming video Restricted Resource
The MEF Digital streaming media collection includes over 120 documentaries in business, health, humanities, sciences, and the arts.

Statistics/Data

Data.gov
"Data.gov starts an exciting new chapter in its evolution to make government data more accessible and usable than ever before."
Statistical Abstract of the United States Restricted Resource
A comprehensive collection of statistics related to social, political and economic conditions in the United States.  Published annually by the government since 1878; as of 2013 published by Proquest.  Updated monthly.
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Websites
General Reference
  • Health Data Tools and Statistics Unrestricted Resource
    A page of links to reliable sources of public health statistics from a partnership of government and public health organizations and health science libraries.

Global Issues
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Unrestricted Resource
    Searchable information related to global health concerns and topics.  Global statistical data and analysis available by health related topic. From the United Nations.
  • Pandemic and Epidemic Disease (Global Alert and Response) from W.H.O. Unrestricted Resource
    Information about prevention and worldwide outbreak locations of approx. 15 epidemic diseases or disease types provided by World Health Organization (WHO). Links to other WHO pages provides additional information about disease. From the United Nations' World Health Organization.

Government information
  • Disability.gov Unrestricted Resource
    Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.
  • Quick Health Data Online, from the Office of Women’s Health Unrestricted Resource
    US health data for use by the public health community, policymakers, grant writers, researchers, and students.  Site provides buildable search by selecting topics “by category”, which include mental health, maternal health, prevention, “repro” health, and more; “by subcategory”, the menu of which is generated after category selection, and sort by “geography”.   Other information includes “Health Disparities Profiles” which compares health issues by race, age and geography, and “State Fact Sheets” which offers health status indicators of the female population by U.S. state. From the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.
  • States Perform Unrestricted Resource
    “States Perform provides users with access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education. “ From the Council of State Governments.
Websites
Healthcare Information
  • Kaiser Family Foundation Unrestricted Resource
    Detailed information about “major U.S. health issues”, including current health data for all 50 states, U.S. health policy news and information, and analysis of Affordable Care Act (ACA), i.e. “Obamacare”.  Resource for studying U.S. healthcare policy. A privately funded, nonprofit group, 
  • Public Health : Health Care Reform Unrestricted Resource
    Health Care Reform legislation, blogs and news, from a librarian at Temple University. 
  • RWJF DataHub, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Unrestricted Resource
    Excellent  U.S. national and state health statistical information searchable by broad categories like “public health”, “health care costs” and more.  From a large U.S. private foundation.

Historical Information
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) -- MMWR: The First 30 Years Unrestricted Resource
    Historical information (1952-1982) from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a compilation of state health department reports. Resource for researching and analyzing U.S. disease trends. From the CDC, a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. 
  • Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics Unrestricted Resource
    Digitized historical documents from the collections of Harvard University on diseases and epidemics. 
  • Influenza Encyclopedia Unrestricted Resource
    Digital collection of historical newspapers, public health reports and bulletins, and other materials relating to the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic, including analyses of the civic response and the political and economic ramifications on a U.S. city-by-city basis.  From the University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine and Publishing.

Student Resources
Women's Health​