Public Health

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

Background Information

AccessMedicine is a database of respected medical textbooks.

  • Your search will give you a list of book chapters about your topic.

The other "Access" databases are listed on the "Databases by Topic" list for Medicine, Nursing, and Other Fields.

For more books about specific topics, search the library catalog.

Handbooks (online)

CQ Researcher Plus Archive (database)
  • Reports on social and political issues, such as health, the environment, and social movements and disabilities

  • There are 44 new reports published each year, with full coverage of each subtopic

  • Includes "issue trackers," "hot topics," "pro/con," and ways to find related information

Encyclopedias (all online)

Opioid Industry Document Archive -- Contains "emails, memos, presentations, sales reports, budgets, audit reports, Drug Enforcement Administration briefings, meeting agendas and minutes, expert witness reports, and depositions of drug company executives." (Joint project of University of California, San Francisco and Johns Hopkins)

Start here.

News about the Archive from the JHU Hub


Truth Tobacco Industry Documents archive -- "An archive of 14 million documents created by tobacco companies about their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, scientific research and political activities." (University of California, San Francisco Library)