UW Health Sciences Library

Literature Databases

National Library of Medicine's citation database of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Global Health Database
(EBSCOhost) Global public health research and practice, including abstracts of journals, reports, books and conferences.
Global Index Medicus
WHO regional and global databases including AIM (AFRO), LILACS (AMRO/PAHO), IMEMR (EMRO), IMSEAR (SEARO), WPRIM (WPRO), WHOLIS (KMS), and SciELO.
(Elsevier) Biomedical international database with strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine.
Scholarly literature from open access journals in Latin American, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database covering journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, with searchable cited references.
Think Tank Search
Grey literature search engine from Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services
Open Think Tank Directory
Global collection of think tanks and related organizations.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Index to dissertations and theses 1861-present, with full text available 1997-present.
Dissertations and Theses at UW
Access UW dissertations and theses through ResearchWorks.

Data Sources

Statistics Sources: Health Sciences
UW HSL guide to sources for local, state, national and international statistics and data in the field of health sciences.
Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx)
IHME catalog of world's health and demographic datasets. Locate data providers, and search and download publicly available datasets.
WHO: Global Health Observatory Data Repository
Guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from World Health Organization.

Maps & Tools

Malaria Atlas Project
Funded principally by the Wellcome Trust.
Global disease alert interactive map. Children's Hospital Informatics Program. Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology.

UW Libraries

EndNote Basic
Web-based citation manager.
Citation Management Software
Help guides to other citation tools. Research Commons consultations.
Systematic Reviews and other evidence synthesis projects
Tools and advice for conducting systematic reviews.

Teaching Resources

Ethnographic Video Online
(Alexander Street Anthropology) Collection of classic and contemporary cultural documentaries, online in streaming videos. Includes transcripts, field notes and video-clip making tools
Health Sciences Online
A comprehensive collection of free top-quality courses and full text materials in the health sciences. Produced at U BC.
Gorgas Courses in Clinical Tropical Medicine
Health Information Resources for Developing Countries
JAMA Global Health Collection
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health
Repository of free lectures. Project produced at WHO Collaborating Center University of Pittsburgh.

UW Departments

Department of Global Health
UW Office of Global Affairs
UW Global Operations Support
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Health Affairs.


School of Public Health Orientation
Guide to getting started at the UW School of Public Health.


Leslie Gascon
UW Health Sciences Library's Public Health & Collection Librarian
Class Resources