Public Health

Articles, books, statistics, how to cite references, and more information about the multidisciplinary field of public health.

Search for Journal Articles, News, Conference Papers, and More

On a Hopkins computer, Google Scholar automatically shows you FIND IT@JHU  links.

But on a non-Hopkins device (like your laptop), you should

  1. log in through the portal (, OR
  2. go to the library home page and use the "Google Scholar" tab so that you can see the links to our full text ("FIND IT")

If you don't see "FIND IT" next to the citation, click on "More," which is *below* the citation. It will turn into "FIND IT."

These are tools for coding your systematic review articles. For help, please contact Lori Rosman (410-614-1286,

Covidence (currently free) -- Here are its features

Rayaan (free) -- Scroll down for tutorial

RedCap (fee-based)

RevMan (used by Cochrane) -- This tool is really not for reviewing citations and creating data abstraction forms, but rather for use with your final product.

News stories can also provide sources of information about your research.


Is My Information Reliable?

Your professors, employers, and colleagues will always need to know

  • whether you used information that was scholarly and dependable, and
  • where you found your information

The Evaluating Information guide will show you how to evaluate the reliability of information.

The Citing guide will show you how to list those information sources correctly and completely, so that others can find them.


Here is another way to evaluate information: always apply the CRAAP test to web sites or documents whose trustworthiness you are not sure about:

  • currency
  • relevance
  • authority
  • accuracy
  • purpose