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Public Health: Research Essentials and Topic Ideas

A guide to library resorces and research in public health

Research Essentials

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Research and Topic Ideas

Looking for topics? Try these:

  • chronic disease prevention: obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma; lyme disease; hypertension
  • climate change and health effects: air & water quality; clean energy; food insecurity
  • gun violence
  • health disparities and race, gender, income, education, health care access, food access
  • health reform: Affordable Care Act and access to preventive care; health care costs; health care outcomes improvement
  • tobacco use and marketing
  • school-based health care
  • healthy community design and physical/mental health; land-use design; active living
  • prescription drug abuse; naloxone distribution; opioid epidemic

Find Articles

Consider the databases below for more subject-focused searches:

Health or nursing related 
CINAHL Complete
Health Reference Center Academic
Health and Wellness Resource Center

Policy/current events/multidiciplinary related
Academic Search Complete
Academic OneFile
Web of Science

Social Sciences Premium Collection

Social Services Abstracts