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Public Health - Guide to Internet & Library Sources

Getting Started

Welcome to the Library Research Guide for Public Health!

According to C.E.A. Winslow, public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals."

This guide will point you in the direction of journals, databases, and other online resources that will aid in your research and understanding of the "science and art" of public health. There is a vast amount of public health information on the internet and in the library's collection. We have selected some of the most useful and highly regarded resources to get you started.

The librarians and library staff are happy to help you with your information needs, from determining which database to use to how to cite your sources. 

Use the tabs on the left to navigate through this guide.


This guide was originally created by Carolyn Swidrak (retired), and has been updated as of 2022.