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Public Health: How to Find Articles

A guide to library resorces and research in public health

How Do I Find Articles on My Topic?

Library research databases are valuable for public health research. These videos introduce you to databases you will find helpful for your assignments.  For additional help, please contact Sandy Dunphy to schedule a research consultation.

What is PubMed?


PubMed includes more than 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life sciences journals, and online books.

The PubMed links on the library web site are Northeastern University-customized to link out to Northeastern full text no matter where you are.

Link to PubMed

How Do I Search for Articles in PubMed? Take a Look at these Video Tutorials

What is Web of Science?


The Web of Science provides access to authoritative content across all disciplines, from the highest impact journals worldwide.

What is CINAHL Complete?


CINAHL Complete (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) is the most comprehensive database for retrieving research articles across 5,400 nursing, public health and allied health journals, with links to many full text articles.

  • Full text for 1,300+ journals
  • Index for 5,000+ journals
  • Full text dating back to 1937
  • 3.9 million records
  • Searchable cited references for 1,460+ journals

Link to CINAHL Complete

How Do I Search for Articles in CINAHL Complete? Take a look at these Video Tutorials