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Research in Public Health

This guide directs you to key reliable resources for Public Health research. Use it to find  articles, book, journals, and websites. Suggestions are welcome. Problems or questions? Please contact the Reference Desk at 1(270)745-6125 or e-mail the Health Sciences Librarian at

Basic Public Health Resources

Find references by topic:

  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)  
    Find articles by subject/author. Covers many disciplines; can limit to academic (scholarly) journals.
  • Google Scholar  
    Search engine -- search scholarly articles by topic, author. Some references link to open-access full text or to WKU Libraries' e-journal subscriptions.
  • PubMed
    Search for scholarly journal articles by topic/keyword or author. 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. PubMed is the open-access version of Medline.
  • TOXNET  
    Toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Open-access collection from U.S. National Library of Medicine. Many records full-text; some articles require subscription/ILL to read.
  • New! Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
    "Records contained in HaPI provide information on questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques and more."

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