Research Guides

Public Health

University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies
Evidence Based Practice Resources for Public Health

Evidence Based Practice for Public Health provides a number of databases both free and subscription based. UM Library holdings include some of those that require subscription. Please look them up by title either in the Nursing and Health Studies Research Guide or place the title in the box search box below.

Core Article Indexes & Databases
Librarian for Public Health

Vera Spika

Children in First Aid class

first_aid.jpgJacob A. (Jacob August) Riis (1849-1914). First Aid to Injured, Public School. Museum of the City of New York. ARTstor.

Supporting Databases
Librarian for Public Health

Vera Spika

* For more Grey Literature resources, see the Grey Literature and Statistics tabs on the Nursing & Health Sciences library guide.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)  Provides information on a wide range of subjects Medicine, Political Science, Science, etc.

Disaster Information Management Resource Center  From the NIH

Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Project  (Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School)

Grey Literature Report 1999-2016 
From the NY Library of Medicine, it alerted readers to grey lit. publications in health services research and selected urban health topics.
2017 no longer available but resources are still available.

Grey Literature Publishers List
From Grey Lit Report, see for links to every conceivable organization, association, partnership, society that is about or associated with health or public health.
Most produce publications.

National Academies - Health & Medicine Division  See About- FAQ section to learn about the this private, non profit organization.

Open Grey
Information system on grey literature in Europe. Covers science, technology, biomedical science, ecnomics, Social Science and humanities
Provides access to technical research reports, doctorial dissertations, some conference papers  and offical publications, and other types of grey lit.

The world’s most comprehensive collection of population, family planning and related reproductive health and development literature.

A nonprofit publisher, innovator and advocacy organization which publishes peer-reviewed Open Access journals, and other resources including collections, "channels", and blogs.

Public Health Partners (PHP)
A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries. Highly recommended resource.

Healthy 2020
Also a very highly recommended resource. Use tabs to navigate to Topics, Leading Health Indicators, Data Search, and more (National Library of Medicine, NIH, PHPartners)

Public Health Bibliographic Databases (Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School | PDF)

National Academies - Health & Medicine Division  See About-FAQ section to learn about the this private, non profit organization.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research  See user webpage at Stanford University

TRIP Medical Database (also for public health)  Provides the level of evidence for each study.

Food Plate


MyPlate illustration of healthy food groups. USDA Food & Nutrition Service.

Nutrition Resources
Librarian for Public Health

Vera Spika

Statistics: State and Local
Statistics: U.S.
NMWR Supplements
Boy burning garbage


A boy in Bangledesh burns garbage to extract discarded scrap metal to sell. A UNICEF photography Photo of the Week.

Statistics: International
Librarian for Public Health

Vera Spika

Undergraduate programs in public health from UM School of Nursing and Health Studies
Graduate programs in public health from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Librarian for Public Health

Vera Spika

Learn to use citation software


Learn to use RefWorks -- classes will be held in the Information Literacy Lab, third floor, Richter Library Tuesday, 2/12; Friday, 3/1; Wednesday, 3/27; Monday, 4/15.

For additional information about using RefWorks see the RefWorks Guide by Bill Jacobs.

For information about using EndNote see the Endnote Guide.

Citation Tools
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Vera Spika

Librarian for Nursing & Health Studies, Psychology, Biology, Public Health, and Global Public Health

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