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EXPERT TIP: See also the Global Health guide or the Global Health Toolkit

  • PubMed
    PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's search engine for the MEDLINE database. PubMed is the premier resource for the biomedical journal literature. This version of PubMed contains links to Duke's full text journal subscriptions.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database. Similar to Web of Science, but more comprehensive international journal coverage.
  • ISI Web of Knowledge. Web of Science.
    Provides access to the Science Citation Expanded® (1900-present) and Social Sciences Citation Index® (1956-present). Use this resource to find highly cited authors and scholarly works, as well as track journal impact factors.
  • Global Health
    Provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety, hygiene and more. Contains particular strengths in the areas of tropical medicine, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety and epidemiology. Contains records dating back to 1973.
  • Global Health Library
    (WHO) Offers ability to search the literature in regional medical indices, including AIM (AFRO), LILACS (AMRO/PAHO), IMEMR (EMRO), IMSEAR (SEARO), WPRIM (WPRO).
  • African Index Medicus (AIM)
    A joint initiative between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) to store regionally-generated biomedical information.
  • Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Indexes the health and biomedical journals published in the Region since 1984.
  • LILACS: literatura latinoamericana y del Caribe en ciencias de la salud.
    A cooperative database of the VHL network that covers the health sciences literature published in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1982.
    Information about projects funded by NIH grants; includes links to publications by and about the project.
  • PsycINFO
    Basic index to psychological literature.
  • Agricola
    AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. Includes literature on food and nutrition.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines. It features more than 2,066,400 records;and extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers.
  • Political Science Complete
    Covers public policy, government, and political science.

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