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Public Health

Guide to selected resources in Public Health.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

While not explicitly devoted to Public Health, the following related, general, and/or multidisciplinary databases may prove useful. The UMD Libraries subscribe to over 300 databases which can be accessed through Database Finder.

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Pre-Print Databases

Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been certified by peer review. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information.

Databases by subject

Databases by Subject

The University of Maryland subscribes to hundreds of article databases and each one covers a specific range of subjects. Below is a list of databases which you may find helpful in locating articles on your topic of interest. However, there are many more listed in Database Finder - if you'd like further assistance with this, please don't hesitate to contact me at


Kinesiology / Public Health / Medicine

Family Science

Public Policy

If you are doing a project that spans multiple disciplines, you may find the following article databases useful:


  • Mintel Consumer Intelligence Reports - market analysis reports related to the health/medical industry (market research studies, consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, opportunities, weaknesses, and the future of the market).
  • Passport - comparable statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agriculture output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services. 
  • IBIS World - a comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings. A great resource for finding future trends in products and services. Use it to justify why your research topic is important in your research paper or to prepare for a job interview presentation. 
  • Business Source Complete - It is the world's definitive scholarly business database and the most comprehensive source for information on mass media and communication.




Multicultural, Gender, and Minority Studies




Public Health News

Public Health News

MedlinePlus, is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. 

MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions.

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