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A guide to online and print resources in public health
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Global Health and International Relations - Colin McInnes
ISBN: 9780745649467
Publication Date: 2012

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Health Care Systems Around the World - Sarah E. Boslaugh
ISBN: 9781452203126
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
This concise reference provides a one-stop point of research that examines major aspects of health care systems for over 190 countries worldwide.

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Social Epidemiology - Lisa Berkman
ISBN: 9780199395330
Publication Date: 2014


Featured Resource: NEJM Global Health

The New England Journal of Medicine's Global Health review article series covers mjor topics on global health. Includes interactive graphics.  All articles in the series are free to access.


NEW! DSM-5 Online

   The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.  The DSM-5 is part of the recently purchased package called PsychiatryOnline Premium.  Connect to DSM-5

View the PsychiatryOnline Tutorial  to learn more about searching across psychiatric journals, ebooks, practice guidelines and more.



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and more core public health resources

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E-Journals A to Z

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A to Z Index, Biomedical and Health

Key Public Health Resources

  • HeinOnline
    From the legal publisher William S. Hein. Provides full text legal documents including regulations and other government publications, reports, Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) and UN Treaty series, and over 1,600 law reviews and journals. HeinOnline is available courtesy of the Northeastern School of Law Library.
  • Medline
    Authoritative biomedical and health articles from 5,600 worldwide journals in 60 languages; also including some nursing, dentistry, veterinary, health policy, pre-clinical sciences. The majority of the publications covered are scholarly journals, a small number of newspapers, magazines and newsletters are included. 1946 - present.
  • PubMed
    Open-access version of Medline, the health information clearinghouse from the National Library of Medicine. Includes links to full text for authorized NU affiliates.
  • CINAHL Complete
    The world's most comprehensive index for nursing & allied health journals, indexes 5,300 journals; providing full text for more than 1,400 journals. Covers 1937-present. Also indexes nursing dissertations, books, systematic reviews, case studies, proceedings.
  • Web of Science
    Citation information and analysis, as well as author abstracts, are available in this multidisciplinary database covering 10,000 high impact research journals. Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work. Coverage: 1975 to the present.
  • SimplyMap
    A mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, health, crime, and marketing data variables including Mediamark and Simmons Consumer Data. Data from the year 2000.
  • Social Sciences Premium Collection
    his collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education. Featured databases include IBSS, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, including deep indexing and full text from over 500 important social science journals.
  • Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences
    Online seminars on diseases such as asthma, economic & social costs of diabetes, pediatric vaccines, HIV, and much more. Includes audio lectures and supplemental materials such as slide and notes, by faculty members and researchers from around the world.

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E-journal Title Search (search by journal title to see if NU subscribes to an ejournal)

All Databases and Trials  (complete A-Z list of databases)

Interlibrary Loan  (request books or articles not available at NU)

Citation Guides  (includes APA, MLA, CSE and more)

EndNote  (software for managing your citations)

RefWorks  (software for managing your citations)

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Off-campus Access to Resources


 Mobile versions available for AccessMedicine & AccessPharmacy. 

  • AccessMedicine  Icon
    from McGraw-Hill Medical is an innovative online resource that provides access to 77 core medical texts, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, USMLE practice questions, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device. Updated frequently and expanded continuously by world-renowned physicians.
  • AccessPhysiotherapy  Icon
    a comprehensive full-text online learning tool, featuring 20 core physical therapy texts, 500+ videos and narrated lectures in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine, demonstrations of examination & treatment techniques. Also includes a cadaver dissection tool, modalities & therapeutic goals, search core topics for interventions, functional limitations, goals, A & A, case studies and more.
  • AccessPharmacy  Icon
    AccessPharmacy is an online curricular resource for pharmacy education. The source includes curriculum topics, organ systems, textbooks, drug monographs, lab tests, calculators, videos, case studies, and more.

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