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PubMed Advanced Search | MeSH | MyNCBI
National Library of Medicine's citation database of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
CINAHL Complete
(EBSCOhost) Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
EPPI-Centre database of health promotion research.
Database of promoting health effectiveness reviews (DoPHER)
Coverage of systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide.
(Elsevier) Biomedical international database with strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine.
Global Health Database
(EBSCOhost) Bibliographic coverage of the literature in international public health.
JSTOR SustainabilityNew
Journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. Climate change policy, environmental education, food security, resource economics, urban development, and more.
PAIS Index
Social and public policy literature.
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database covering journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, with searchable cited references.
U.S. & Global E-Newspapers
American Public Health Association (APHA)
News, & issue briefs.
Epidemiology news & professional education resources for epidemiologists.

Finding People & Employment

UW School of Public Health Job Listings
Public Health Jobs and Fellowships approved by a moderator.
APHA CareerMart
Career guidance and job postings by the American Public Health Association (APHA).
PublicHealth Career Guide
List of public health fields and careers.
Jobs in Public Health
Directory of employment websites.
CDC Health Department Directories
Directory of U.S. health departments.
Washington State Local Health Departments and Districts
Find your local department of health in Washington State.

Data Resources

Statistics Sources in the Health Sciences
UW HSL guide to sources for local, state, national and international statistics and data in the field of health sciences.
Data Resources in the Health Sciences
UW HSL guide to sources for data including citation guidance.
CDC Wonder
Searchable compilation of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, guidelines, and health data for disease and demographic groups. Includes surveillance data, Healthy People, MMWR, and other CDC publications.
National Center for Health Statistics
Wide variety of health-related statistics, including FastStats: Statistics by Topic
SMART: BRFSS City and County Data
Data of selected metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas (MMSAs) from CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Evidence & Guidelines

AHRQ Effective Health Care Program
Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system.
The Community Guide
CDC Guide to Community Preventive Services. Systematic reviews and evidence-based recommendations.
ECRI Guidelines TrustNew
Registration required.
Evidence Informed Public Health
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) of Canada
Public Health +
High quality pre-appraised studies and reviews relevant to public health. NCCMT, and McMaster University.
MI-INFO (Michigan Informatics for the Public Health Workforce)
Tutorials on topics such as evidence-based public health, searching public health literature, and finding health statistics.
Public Health Foundation

TERIS (Teratogen Information System)
Expert guidance on the pregnancy risks of medications and other environmental exposures including infections and vaccines.

Grey Literature

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.
Union of International Associations IGO Search
Search all intergovernmental websites, comprising over 3000 bodies including the United Nations, the European Commission, the World Bank, etc.
Intergovernmental Organization search engine
Custom Google search engine that searches across hundreds of IGO websites.
NGO search engine
Custom Google search engine designed to search across hundreds of NGO websites.
Yearbook of International Organizations
Detailed descriptions of non-governmental (NGO), inter-governmental, non-profit, and other international organizations.
Grey Literature Report
NYAM Library report & catalog of new publications in health services and selected public health topics. 1999-2016.
OpenGrey: System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe
Bibliographical references of grey literature (paper) produced in Europe.
Dissertations and Theses at UW
Guide to finding dissertations and theses at the UW and beyond
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Index to dissertations and theses from all fields of study, 1861-present, with full text available 1997-present.
Search for U.S. government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information. Includes Public Access National Technical Reports Library.

Emergency Response Tools

Global disease alert interactive map. Children's Hospital Informatics Program. Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology.
Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
U.S. HHS guidance on diagnosis & treatment for health care providers.
Emergency Response Guidebook
2020 ebook. U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (USDOT/PHMSA) guidebook for first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials.
Hazardous Materials Release
Department of Homeland Security resource on hazardous materials preparedness, response, and recovery.


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


Leah DeSantis
UW Health Sciences Library's Public Health & Research Services Librarian
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