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Public Health

For students taking courses in Public Health and for anyone interested in or performing research in this area.

Recommended databases


General Health

EBSCOhost A platform hosting databases covering a variety of subjects. Health databases include APA PsycINFO; Cinahl and Medline.
Ovid Online A platform hosting a number of health databases.

Global Health

African Index Medicus An international index to African health literature and information sources.
African Journals Online The world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.
LILACS The most important and comprehensive index of scientific and technical literature of Latin America and the Caribbean.
ScIELO A freely available database of Brazilian scientific journals.
WHO Global Health Library Searches multiple global health sites.

Health Promotion

BiblioMap The EPPI-Centre database of health promotion research
DoPHER DoPHER is unique in its focussed coverage of systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide.
TRoPHI The Trials Register of Promoting Health Interventions (TRoPHI) is a web-based database of randomised controlled trials and controlled trials (non-randomised) of Public Health and Health Promotion interventions.


Obesity and Sedentary Behaviour The database on obesity and sedentary behaviour studies is unique in its focussed coverage of studies that aim to explore the relationship between obesity and sedentary behaviour.
Obesity+ OBESITY+ provides access to the current best evidence about the causes, course, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and economics of obesity and its related metabolic and mechanical complications.

Public Health

Oxford Bibliographies: Public Health Provides access to references of journal articles, searchable by topic.

Society & Health

Campbell Library An international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions.