PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. Contact a librarian at your local library to inquire about listings that require journal subscriptions.
This search tool helps you broadly search for literature across professional areas and includes diverse sources (articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites). Publications are open access when available.
Cochrane is a global network of professionals and researchers that create systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence for evidence--based health decision-making. The Cochrane Library labels publications either open access or free access if they do not require subscription and may offer abbreviated versions of subscription-only reviews.
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The DOAJ Seal is a mark of certification for open access journals, awarded by DOAJ to journals that achieve a high level of openness, adhere to Best Practice and high publishing standards. To receive the Seal, the journal must comply with the following 7 conditions: use DOIs as permanent identifiers; provides DOAJ with article metadata; deposits content with a long term digital preservation or archiving program; embeds machine-readable CC licensing information in articles; allows generous reuse and mixing of content, in accordance with a CC BY, CC BY-SA or CC BY-NC license; has a deposit policy registered wíth a deposit policy registry; allows the author to hold the copyright without restrictions.
Health Evidence is a database of quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public health interventions. Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools at McMaster University to help the public health workforce and policy makers search for, interpret, and apply research evidence to their local context.
Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP) Database offers PICO search tools to assist in finding published literature on a specific population and topic. This database is focused mainly on clinical research and has a subscription option for additional functionality.
An interactive free guideline portal which allows users to search current, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, plus TRUST Scorecards and Guideline Briefs when available. One-time free registration is required. This resource is created by the same team that developed the AHRQ National Guidelines Clearinghouse, which closed down in July 2018.
The Community Guide is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventative Services Task Force that is designed to provide guidance to communities on evidence-based programs, policies, research, and education. Search the guide by topic or type of resource.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Health Improvement Navigator. The CHI Navigator Database of Interventions includes program options that have shown impact in four action areas—socioeconomic factors, physical environment, health behaviors, and clinical care. Search tools provide options to include key variables related to population and implementation.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports public health practitioners by presenting data and tools for key areas of community health. What Works for Health Clearinghouse offers a search tool for public health strategies by topic. Policies and programs are labeled by the strength of evidence that currently exists to support their use. Additional resources to assist community partnerships and planning are also included.
Public Health is for Everyone toolkit offers guidance for communities to implement community health interventions that are inclusive of people with disabilities. Products and publications focus on universally designed and accessible public health interventions.
Rural Health Research Gateway disseminates findings of Rural Health Research Center projects funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Online products and articles address the specific health challenges of rural communities.
The Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is the CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of public health information and recommendations. CDC uses this site for dissemination of recent health surveillance events and can be useful for information on emerging topics.