Information Services

Global Public Health

Some useful resources for Global Public Health.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional. It contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.

Detailed information about ASSIA

Coverage: 1987-present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users:  The Knowledge Network

 

 

CAB Abstracts

Access information: Access (on and off-campus).
Description: CAB Abstracts is the world's leading agricultural database. Find journals, books, conferences and reports. It covers significant research and development literature in the fields of animal and crop husbandry, animal and plant breeding, plant protection, genetics, forestry, veterinary medicine, aspects of human health, human nutrition, rural development, leisure and tourism and the management and conservation of natural resources.
Coverage: 1910-present.

 

 

China Academic Journals

Access information: Access on and off-campus (select China Academic Journals)
Description:

Full-text database of 10,243 China academic journals covering all subject areas in science, technology, medicine, arts, humanities and social sciences. The database consists of 10 series which are further divided into 168 subjects. Edinburgh University users have access to all these. Some journals date back to the first issue in 1915.  Articles are in simplified Chinese in PDF format. The database is fully searchable in simplified Chinese by article title, journal title, author, and keyword in the full texts across all the journals and all the subjects. Searching in English will also retrieve a certain number of articles which have English abstracts. The default database platform is in English, but you can easily switch it to the Chinese interface at the top right corner. User Guide is also downloadable from the button at the very top of the database screen.

Coverage: 1915 to present.

 

 

Department of Health

Access information: Freely available.
Description:  Use the filters to limit to just DoHealth.

 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Development Bookshelf is a specialist peer-reviewed and evidence-based online book and journal collection for International Development policy, practice and research professionals. The collection reflects the learning of multiple agencies and development professionals across a variety of specialist subject areas.

Note: Green indicators show which content we have access to.

 

 

Global Health (CABI)

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: Covers human health and disease, including communicable diseases, tropical diseases, parasitic diseases and parasitology, nutrition, community and public health, and medicinal and poisonous plants., from more than 16,000 journals as well as books and grey literature (dissertations, conferences, patents, standards, annual reports, etc.) from more than 130 countries.
Coverage: 1910 to present.

 

 

 

IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Science) Online

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Produced by the British Library of Political and Economic Science, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research focusing on the four core social science subjects of anthropology, economics, politics, and sociology. IBSS includes over 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 book and chapter records are included each year. Abstracts are provided for around 80% of all current journal articles and users can link to the full text of articles in journals subscribed to by the University of Edinburgh.

Userguide: http://proquest.libguides.com/IBSS

 

 

The Knowledge Network (was NHS e-library)

Access information:

Freely available to search and to read full-text of some content.

Access to NHS Education for Scotland subscribed resources requires an NHSScotland OpenAthens account.

NHSScotland OpenAthens accounts are available to those who help provide health and social care in Scotland in conjunction with the NHS and Scottish Local Authorities, including many in the third and independent sectors.

Description:

The knowledge management platform for health and social care in Scotland, developed and maintained by the Knowledge Services group at NHS Education for Scotland. It is the access route to collections of articles, books and journals, guidelines, policy documents, resources for patients and service users, evaluated websites and e-learning courses.

 

 

King's Fund Publications

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: London based King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation which undertakes, amongst other things, original research into the assessment of health policies. Some of its publications are freely available online.
 

 

MEDLINE

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

US National Library of Medicine database, covering worldwide medical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and health care services. Corresponds to three printed indexes - Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature and International Nursing Index. Covers 3,200 journals published in the USA and about 70 other countries.

Detailed information about Medline

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Coverage: From 1966 to date.
Help: For user guides applicable to all Ovid databases click on the Help icon in the 'Choose a database' screen. For more detailed descriptions of all searchable fields in Medline, along with sample searches, click on the Information icon next to Medline in the Choose a database screen.
NHS staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

 

 

Newspapers (general)

Acces information:

LexisLibrary - access on and off campus;

NexisUK - access on and off campus via Acdemic Sign In and UK federation;

Factiva - on campus and off campus and via VPN.

Description: Use LexisLibrary, Factiva or Nexis UK for online access to the full text of the majority of UK national and regional newspapers . Factiva also provides access to full text of the world press. Many titles are archived back to the 1980s. Information on each title is included by clicking the info icon next to the title listing.
  Many newspapers also have their own online archive available from their website. Some are free, with others you may have to register or pay a fee to view articles.
  The library also has a subscription to the Financial Times online. See separate entry for details.
  For historical newspaper content see entries for: Burney Newspaper Collection, Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, The Historical Scotsman, Palmer's Index to the Times and Times Digital Archive.
Further information: Newspaper content

 

 

NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) Clinical Guidelines

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: NICE is an independent UK organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. It provides guidance for health care professionals and the general public in the areas of public health, health technologies and clinical practice. The guidance is drawn up using evidence from NHS staff, healthcare professionals, patients and carers, industry and academia and made freely available on the web.
Help: Using NICE Guidelines

 

 

OECD iLibrary

Access information: Access on-campus. Access off-campus currently via VPN only.
Description: The iLibrary provides access to a substantial amount of free content, including the OECD Factbook, OECD Working Papers, Key Tables, Multilingual Summaries and most 'At a Glance' publications.
Alternative source: Not all content is subscribed to. An alternative source is the UK Data Service's UKDS.Stat service.
Alternative source: Access to full content available from the National Library of Scotland. Registration required. Please note your main address must be in Scotland

 

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: This resource covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International is the current file covering 1972 to present. Topics covered include: Economic conditions, Education, Energy resources and policy, Government, Health conditions, Human rights, International Relations, Labor conditions and policy, Politics, Social conditions, Civil rights movement.

 

 

POPLINE

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs maintains POPLINE, a freely available searchable database with over 350,000 reproductive health, population, family planning records for scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports from the 1970s onwards although there are occasional references to early 1800s material.
Coverage: 1970s onwards.
Help: Online tutorial available

 

 

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description:

Content from SAGE publisher (some unique to SRM) on the steps involved in a research project. Full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioural sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

Userguide: http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods
Coverage:

1000+ books, case studies, datasets, encyclopaedias and journal articles, as well as features, such as the Methods Map visual browse tool using a custom taxonomy of 700+ methods terms.  Over 900 videos.  

 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources.  Contains over 16 million author profiles, 70,000 institutional profiles, 5000 publishers, 70 million records, 1.4 billion cited references, covers over 20,000 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Coverage: For some subject areas, from 1788 onwards.  
Note: The University of Edinburgh's Affiliation ID is 60027272 (used for configuring Papers 3 for Mac to work with Scopus).
Note: If you would like to register to receive personalised searches, alerts etc then select "Other Institution login", then add "Edinburgh" to the search box to find the University of Edinburgh log in link, select the Shibboleth option if requested.

 

 

UNESCO Documents and Publications

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: Education, social and natural science, culture and communication database of bibliographic records which also provides access to the full text of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) documents, publications, periodicals.
Coverage: From 1945.
Additional information: UNESCO thesaurus

 

 

US Congressional Budget Office Publications

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: US healthcare. The US Congressional Budget Office (US CBO) has a mandate to provide US Congress with "Objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget and the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process."

 

 

US Office of Public Health and Science Publications

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: US Office of Public Health and Science's full-text publications online from the US Offices of: Surgeon General, Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, Research Integrity, Minority Health, Population Affairs and Women's Health. Also the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.

 

 

Virtual Health Library

Access information: Freely available
Description: Specialised, especially non-English language, databases for health research in South America. Also research from the Caribbean. MEDLINE may be searched by default.
Coverage: Includes LILACS and MEDCARIB

 

 

Web of Science Core Collection

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

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Description:

Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.

Detailed information about Web of Science

Coverage:

Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).

Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

Help:

Publisher userguide

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'): Cited Reference Searching (pdf)

 

Journal Citation Reports: 

Impact Factors (pdf)

 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: For global economic policies. Using Documents & Reports (previously known as World Development Sources (WDS)) search and a browse the full-text of 27,000 World Bank publications:
  Analytic & Advisory (in-depth background, strategic priorities, and direction for lending activities).
  Project Documents (loan documents released to the public according to the project cycle; Publications & Research (Formal publications, working papers & informal series from departments around the Bank).
  The Data & Research section provides access to statistics and research output, including: research briefs, policy research reports, World Bank economic classification of countries, Global Economic Prospects online.

 

 

World Health Organization (WHO) Institutional Repository (IRIS)

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: Search the entire collection of WHO publications. Access to online publications in full where available.
Additional information:

WHO's Regional Offices' web pages have links to full-text of their publications, their library services and information listed under health topics:

 

 

ZETOC

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents of approximately 29,000 current journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers. The database covers all subjects and is updated daily. Table of Contents alerts are available.
Coverage: 1993 to date. Updated daily.
Additional information:

Information on how to access ZETOC using a Z39.50 client such as EndNote:

NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network