This guide will introduce you to Gleeson Library resources that are essential for graduate public health students. It includes links to select databases, as well as tutorials and guides.
- PubMed provides access to more than 23 million bibliographic citations primarily drawn from MEDLINE, as well as publisher-supplied citations, in-process and "ahead-of-print" citations.
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- Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
You may see a screen prompting you to register or personalize your account. You are not required to do so and can click the 'Continue' button to access the site. Similarly, if you encounter a “Welcome to Scopus” screen asking you to create an account or sign in, click 'X' in the upper right to close the window.
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- CINAHL Ultimate is the definitive resource for nursing and allied health research, providing full text for the most used journals in the CINAHL index. It covers more than 50 nursing specialties and includes quick lessons, evidence-based care sheets, CEU modules and research instruments.
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- APA PsycInfo is the American Psychological Association's renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. It is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, and contains over 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s, with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Ninety-nine percent of its content is peer-reviewed. Formerly called PsycINFO.
- SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.
- Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources.
- Fusion allows you to search, in one place, the majority of the library’s books, articles, videos, etc. It includes all the materials in our library catalog Ignacio, as well as the content of the majority of our many databases.
Cochrane Library Resources
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- The library catalog lets you search across the holdings of Gleeson Library and Zief Law Library, including books, videos, and other materials. Alumni and visitor access.
Accessing Print and E-Books from Gleeson Library
Past capstone projects from the Masters in Public Health Program can be found in the USF Institutional Repository.
- The USF Scholarship Repository home page.
- SONHP Theses, Projects, and Dissertation Submission GuideSubmission guide for the USF institutional repository.
Select COVID-19 related literature and data
- Rapid Reviews: COVID-19An open access, rapid-review journal will accelerate peer review of Covid-19-related research and deliver real-time, verified scientific information that policymakers and health leaders can use. MIT Press and UC Berkeley
- LitCovidA comprehensive curated literature collection regarding the 2019 novel Coronavirus from the National Library of Medicine.
- COVID-19 and Health DisparitiesA collection of articles, podcasts, webinars, and additional resources on health disparities and COVID-19. From Harvard Medical School.
Google Search Tip
The open web (the web that is searchable using Google) is an excellent resource for health data. Limiting to .gov sites using the "site:" operator can be particularly helpful. For example, the following Google search heart disease epidemiology site:gov will bring back results about the epidemiology of heart disease from the CDC; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; MedlinePlus; as well as state and local public health departments.
Watch the brief video below for more Google search tips
- Agency for Health Care Research & Quality (AHRQ)AHRQ is the health services research section of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Their website is fully searchable and offers information about consumer health, data and surveys, research findings, and specific populations, as well as other public health topics.
- Think Tank SearchA custom Google search of over 670 think tanks.
- American Public Health Association (APHA)The oldest Public Health association in America. Their website includes a searchable database that links to articles dealing with American Public Health issues
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States.
- Global Health GatewayKaiser Family Foundation's "online clearinghouse for the latest data and information on the U.S. role in global health."
- World Health Organization (WHO)The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
- Thousands of U.S. data indicators for demographic and socioeconomic analysis. PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and pre-built reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites. In addition, students can upload unlimited amounts of their own address-based data, and can share these maps with others.
- San Francisco Health Improvement PartnershipGet a snap shot of the health status and quality of life in San Francisco. Some variables are available at the zip code or neighborhood level.
- County Health RankingsThe annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every county in America.
- California Department of Public Health StatisticsThis website provides access to California public health data and information, such as queries, resources, statistics, surveys, informatics, GIS, and health information.
- California Health Interview SurveyThe California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is the nation's largest state health survey and a critical source of data on Californians as well as on the state's various racial and ethnic groups. Policymakers, researchers, health experts, members of the media and others depend on CHIS for credible and comprehensive data on the health of Californians.
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemThe Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation's premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.
- National Center for Health StatisticsThe California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is the nation's largest state health survey and a critical source of data on Californians as well as on the state's various racial and ethnic groups. Policymakers, researchers, health experts, members of the media and others depend on CHIS for credible and comprehensive data on the health of Californians.
- Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources.
Statistics and Data
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Laws & Legislation
- ProQuest Congressional is especially useful for performing legislative histories and locating Congressional documents. It is also very useful for tracking legislation and major public policy issues, locating recent Congressional documents and related material in full text, and learning more about Congress and the legislative process.
- Congress produces a variety of publications as a bill moves through the legislative process on its way to becoming a law. A compilation of these full text primary source publications produces a legislative history that is valuable to a wide variety of researchers. Legislative Insight offers a research citation page that not only links to the full text of the associated primary source publications, but allows the user to do a Search Within from that very page that searches the full text of all the associated publications with one-click.
- California Legislative InformationThis site has been updated to include legislative publications starting with the 2017 session and forward.
A "Daily Updates" report feature has been added. The report displays, by house, measures for which there was activity the previous day such as new analyses, hearings, placement on the Daily File, amendments, History actions, or votes.
Measures prior to 1999 can be still be found at http://leginfo.ca.gov which will remain as an archive for legislative information.
- Public Policy Institute of California - HealthTheir mission is to inform and improve public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.
- Films On Demand delivers more than 90,000 educational online videos ideal for students and faculty.
- This series contains more than 2,500 hours of footage from actual therapy sessions, training videos, and reenactments conducted by renowned counseling professionals.
- RefWorks allows users to create personal databases to manage, store, and share the information citations/references. Users can automatically insert references from their database into their papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds. Create an account using your USF email address.
APA 7th Edition: Formatting In-Text Citations
APA 7th Edition: Formatting References
- Purdue Online Writing LabPurdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) APA 7th edition resources. Use the links on the left side of the page to find information on different aspects of APA style.
- Excelsior Online Writing Lab: APA StyleYou will often use sources for academic writing, and it’s important to know how to responsibly cite and integrate those sources into your own writing. APA format provides guidelines and structures for citing those sources in a way that helps you avoid plagiarism and give proper credit to your sources.
- USF Learning, Writing, & Speaking Center: APA BasicsA 6.5 minute video on APA formatting & citing.