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The place to begin your research for articles in public health journals. Contains articles from all major journals such as: American journal of health promotion: AJHP, American journal of public health, Annual review of public health, Epidemiology, Journal Epidemiology and Community Health, etc.

CINAHL is the primary database for Nursing and Allied Health Literature. The articles are often more accessible than PubMed, and will be focused on Public Health topics from a nursing perspective. Furthermore, CINAHL is useful because in addition to journals, it includes standards of professional practice, critical paths, book chapters, patient education materials, educational software, and audiovisuals.

Global Health is a public health database focusing on international health issues and concerns. This database is very useful for research on foreign public health issues.

Web of Science is an interdisciplinary sciences resource, and as a result will have a broader scope of sciences coverage than PubMed.

Covers the worldwide literature on population, family planning, and related health issues.

TOXNET covers the pharmacological, biochemical, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.