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Public Health: Introduction

A guide to finding online resorces for public health research

Getting started

Are you just getting started in academic research and would like help getting started with searching for scholarly articles or citing?

View our library research tutorials. Learn how to pick a develop a research question, evaluate journals and articles, and more. View videos, slides and checklist. Even if it's not new to you, there might be more you want to learn.

The tabs on this guide provide more detail for specific areas, take a look and don't forget you can reach out to for help.

Key Databases for Public Health Research

Highlighted here are 3 of the "Best Bet" databases for publications on health related topics. Public Health covers a broad range of subjects which means that beyond these resources with a health focus there may be a need to look at other subjects and disciplines. Additional recommendations for other areas can be found under the Research Essentials tab. There is even more in our A to Z database list!

Access the A to Z databases list here or find on the library website.
Please note:  Use of databases from off-campus requires logging in with your myNortheastern account user name and password.

Ebook examples of titles through NU Library

Definition of Encyclopedia from Merriam-Webster, " a work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or treats comprehensively a particular branch of knowledge usually in articles arranged alphabetically often by subject." Below are a couple examples.

Search for books using Scholar OneSearch. Use selections on the left to limit to eBooks, by date, by subject or other choices. 

Research Methods and Guidance

Your Librarian

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Lauri Fennell
Snell Library

Additional Guides of Interest

If We Don't Have Access to an Article You Need...

Request articles or books not available at NU through ILLiad our interlibrary loan service. Articles are delivered electronically.