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Below are links to the major databases for public health - and some help with using them.

Cochrane Library

Embase Help

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database

PubMed/Medline Help

Scopus Help

Web of Science

The Conversation Health News


Radio National Health Report



This guide is to assist you with the use of the Library's resources for public health, and to provide a selection of links to web sites which may be useful to those practising or studying in the field. Additional resources are available from the University's Discipline of Public Health .

Need help with advanced literature searching?

Trying to make sense of logic grids, database searching and MeSH terms?

Spend a bit of time watching these videos created by my me, the time will be well spent.

Using a Logic Grid: Overview Using PubMed
This video shows you how to use a logic grid to make searching easier.

PubMed Field Names Part 1 - MeSH
This video introduces you to MeSH (the indexing language of PubMed) and shows you how it works.

PubMed Field Names Part 2 - Titles, Abstracts, and Text Words
This video introduces you to some additional fields to use in your PubMed searches.

Videos are also available to help you search Embase

Research Librarian

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Vikki Langton
Level 2, Barr Smith Library
Available: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Ph: +61 8 8313 5248

I am the Research Librarian for: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Public Health & Nursing

ABC Health News


Health News

BBC NEWS | Health

Behind the Headlines  - NHS Choices
Behind the Headlines provides an unbiased and evidence-based analysis of health stories that make the news.

Health News by Date: MedlinePlus
Health news from HealthDay and Reuters Health Information, plus recent press announcements from major medical organizations.

News from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the U.K.

PubMed Health
PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. It specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.

Radio National - Health Report
The Health Report is a valued information source for professionals and students in the medical and health professions, as well as attracting a sizeable audience of general listeners seeking jargon-free, easy-to-understand information and analysis on health and medical matters - see RSS feed on left.

To Your Health: NLM update
From the National Library of Medicine in the United States. NLM presents a weekly audio update that highlights consumer health news and accompanying information from MedlinePlus.

WHO Media Centre
The World health Organization's press releases and fact sheets.

Full text of a number of Australian and overseas newspapers is available on the web to the University's staff and students. Click here for details of the databases involved.