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Public Health

Guide to selected resources in Public Health.

History of Medicine Resources

What is a primary source?


Consult the Research Using Primary Sources Guide 

This guide will clarify how to locate, access, and use primary sources, particularly at the University of Maryland. 

Check the CDC's Diseases & Conditions A-Z index

This list will help you to identify an illness, injury or disease to get started with your class assignment.

Identify a report or a meeting transcript from WHO IRIS (World Health Organization, Institutional Repository for Information Sharing)

Choose the year before exploring the content.

Credit: Laura Cleary, Instruction and Outreach, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Maryland Libraries

Explore the historical collections of:

Finding Books

WorldCat - UMD Libraries' catalog

Search the Libraries' catalog, WorldCat, for books, manuscripts, images, videos and more.

Use the filters on the left side menu to filter your results by:

  • Held By Library (check the box next to University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Format (article, manuscript, book, ebook, video, image, etc.)
  • Publication Year 
  • Language

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Google Books - Advanced Book Search

By using Advanced Search, you can limit your results using a variety of parameters.

Finding Newspapers and Magazine Articles

Finding Films

Selected films from the UMD Digital Collections.

National Healthcare

"Paid in Full," 1976 (Full Length) - 26 min.

"Our Nation's Health," 1953 (Full Length) - 13 min.



"Changing Attitudes: Union Members Talk About AIDS," 1991 (Full Length) - 16 min.


Environmental Health

"Toxic Earth: The Need to Unite," 1984 (Full length) - 18 min.

Contact Us

If you need further assistance with your research project, we will be happy to help.

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for Labor Studies


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Public Health Librarian
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