Databases by subject: Public Health

Major Indexes

Academic OneFile

Find peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference sources with millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full text.

Academic Search Ultimate

Find peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, and books across multiple subjects.

ADHS Public Health Statistics

Find Arizona Department of Health Services public health statistics.

CAB Abstracts

Find citations and abstracts for journal articles, conference proceedings and books in the fields of agriculture, forestry, human health and nutrition, animal health, and natural resources; from 1910 - present.

CDC data & statistics

Find U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data and statistics by disease or other health-related topics.

CDC Wonder (public health data)

Search information resources of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public at large.

Cochrane Library

Find results of controlled trials in medical research including systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science

Find scientific literature from significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities

Find social science and humanties literature from significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R)

Explore rankings which measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, air and water quality, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every U.S. county.

Current Contents Connect

Find complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from the world's leading scholarly journals and books.

Data Citation Index (1900-present)

Find datasets using the Web of Science platform.


Find articles in the biomedical literature from 1947 to present, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and clinical medicine. Includes over 2,700 journals not indexed in MEDLINE/Pubmed.

Environmental Impact Statements

Find full text for Environmental Impact Statements.

Global Health Atlas

Use this World Health Organization tool to compare and analyze standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels.

Global Health Data Exchange

Search this University of Washington data catalog of international surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data for information on population health.

Global Index Medicus

Search this World Health Organization-supported database to find biomedical and public health literature produced by and within low- and middle-income countries.

Google Académico

Busca Google Scholar en español.


Find articles on the human impact to the environment, global climate change, recycling, renewable energy, green building and pollution.


Search this occupational health database for information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents and the links between hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases.


Find quality health information in many languages that healthcare providers can share with individuals with limited English proficiency.

Interprofessional Practice & Education Resource Center

Search this digital library of interprofessional practice and education-related content.

Journal Tables of Contents Service (JournalTOCs)

Use this Current Awareness Service to search or browse scholarly journal Tables of Contents. Create a free personal account to save the list of journals you want to follow regularly.

Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences (LILACS) database

Use LILACS to search the scientific and technical literature of Latin America and the Caribbean including journals, monographs and other formats.

Latin American Social Medicine (LASM)

Search Spanish, English and Portuguese language collections of structured abstracts of carefully selected and seminal works in the area of Latin American social medicine.

Literatura Latinoamericana y del Caribe en Ciencias de la Salud (LILACS)

Usa LILACS para buscar la literatura científica y técnica en Salud de América Latina y de Caribe.

Making Action Possible for Southern Arizona (MAP AZ Dashboard)

The MAP Dashboard project was created to measurably improve Southern Arizona through data driven collective civic action and education. This website provides users with indicators on our region’s progress, as well as access to the latest information and research. MAP fills a gap by providing a common collection of information upon which to evaluate our community and collaborate to address our shared issues.

MEDLINE (via Ovid)

Search the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier database for bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed.

MEDLINEplus (consumer health information)

Find reliable, up-to-date health information in easily understandable English or Spanish about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Includes information about the latest treatments, drugs and supplements, a medical dictionary, and much more.

MEDLINEplus (health topics by population group)

Find reliable, up-to-date health information in easily understandable English or Spanish by population group, such as African Americans, Latino, LGBT, Native American, Seniors, Veterans and Military, etc.

MEDLINEplus (información de salud para usted)

Encuentre información confiable y actualizada sobre enfermedades, afecciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer. Usted puede usar MedlinePlus para informarse para sobre los últimos tratamientos, medicamentos de receta y venta libre, suplementos y hierbas medicinales y mucho más.

National Institute on Aging health information

Find information on a wide variety of health and aging topics here.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) information

Search the databases on this site for extensive disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information.

Native Health Database

Find bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.

Nexis Uni

Find news from U.S. and international newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, newswires, and blogs. Also includes business profiles, patents, and legal research. (Formerly known as LexisNexis Academic.)

Open-i (open access biomedical images)

Find open access images from PubMed Central and other biomedical image collections.

PapersFirst (index of papers presented at conferences worldwide)

Find papers presented at conferences worldwide via OCLC's FirstSearch interface.

Parasite images

Visit the CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases Parasites A-Z index, select a parasite and click on the Image Gallery tab.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

Access information on selected public health topics provided by Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries.

Photoshare (international health images)

Search this collection of thousands of international public health and development images (free for nonprofit and educational use).


Find articles and research reports on population and family planning, maternal and child health, demography, and related health and policy issues.

Proceedings (index of worldwide conference proceedings)

Find worldwide conference proceedings via OCLC's FirstSearch interface.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical Universe) is a comprehensive source for federal statistics. Also indexes and provides abstracts to US (ASI), state and local governments (SRI), and privately published and international and intergovernmental statistical sources (IIS) from 1973-present.


Find articles, dissertations and book chapters in psychology and behavioral health.

Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)

Find articles, book citations, and government documents, on public policy, international relations, and business.

Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

Find images in this library of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) photos, illustrations and videos. Both high-resolution and low-resolution public domain images may be downloaded.

PubMed (HSL)

Search the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier database for bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. In addition to MEDLINE, PubMed also includes citations and links to full-text articles in PubMed Central and citations to NCBI Bookshelf items.

PubMed Central

Find free full-text articles from the biomedical and life sciences journal literature from this U.S. National Library of Medicine permanent archive. Links to PubMed Central' full-text content appear in PubMed search results.

Science Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Find articles and citations across all science disciplines.


Find articles and book chapters from physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.


Search the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Social Sciences Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Find articles and cited references in the social sciences.

Sociological Abstracts

Find abstracts and citations to journal articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, and books in sociology, family studies, women's studies, and related social sciences, 1952-present.

Tox Town

Learn about potential environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work, and play.

Toxics Release Inventory

Use chemical name or CAS Registry Number to find information about releases of specific toxic chemicals and their management as waste, as reported annually by U.S. industrial and federal facilities.


Use this resource to search databases on chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.


Find evidence-based recommendations for patient care and quality. Clinicians can also earn continuing education credits.

UpToDate (from on-site mobile device)

Find evidence-based recommendations for patient care and quality. Clinicians can also earn continuing education credits.

Web of Science (All Databases)

Find articles and citations in the sciences, social sciences and humanities from all available databases on the Web of Science platform.

Web of Science (Core collection only)

Find articles, citations, and conference proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Wellcome Collection images

Find thousands of Creative Commons licensed images from Wellcome Collection historical library materials and museum objects to contemporary digital photographs.

Where to Find Free Images and Visuals

Learn how to find photos online and know when you can legally use them for your own purposes.

WHO health data and statistics

Access a variety of international health data and statistics via WHO's Global Health Observatory, Global Health Estimates and the WHO Mortality Database.