New Resource: Global Health Database

Global Health (via EBSCO) contains information from journals, books, book chapters, conference proceedings, patents, theses and electronic only publications from more than 150 countries, going back to 1973. Subject coverage includes international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable and infectious diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, occupational health, toxicology, health services, and maternal/child health. This database offers global coverage of both the developing and developed world with items in over 50 languages translated into English. A large proportion of the citations in Global Health are not in PubMed or other sources, so it is an indispensible resource for researching public health. NOTE: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff and students

The Public Health Library has created a Global Health Database Quick Guide to help get you started searching. In addition, mark your calendars for a drop-in Global Health instruction session: November 18, 1:00-2:30 pm, 450C Moffitt Library.

How to Keep Up-to-Date on Public Health

Keeping up to date with the literature and news on Public Health topics can be difficult. The Public Health Library recently created a web page detailing some ways to make this a much easier undertaking. Learn how to set up:

  • Automated E-mail Alerts of Saved Searches from Bibliographic Databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Global Health, more)
  • Cited Reference Alerts from Web of Science (Find out when your article was cited!)
  • Journal Tables of Contents Alerts (Thousands of journals make this service available)
  • RSS Feeds of Database Search Updates, Journal Tables of Contents, and Science News rss icon

If you have any questions about using update services, please contact a reference librarian at the Public Health Library.

Nature: now online back to Volume 1 (1869)

Nature banner from Issue 1

Nature, “the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal,” is now available online back to Volume 1, Issue 1 (04 November 1869). The first issue starts by quoting the aphorism by Goethe, “Nature! We are surrounded and embraced by her: powerless to separate ourselves from her, and powerless to penetrate beyond her.” Nature has just published its 7209th issue. NOTE: Access limited to UC faculty, staff and students