Public Health Research Guide

Resources in support of NEIU's online/hybrid MPH program

Use the Right Tool

will allow you to search for books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming videos, articles, and more in one place

will help you find search tools appropriate for your specific topic, usually to find peer reviewed/scholarly journal articles.

will let you search for a specific Journal in the NEIU Libraries' online journal, magazine, and newspaper subscriptions

Find the Full Text of an Article

Find It at NEIU

This button provides direct links from the NEIU Libraries' databases to online full-text articles, when available. If the full text of an article is not available online, request a copy of the article through WorldShare interlibrary loan.

Or search for a specific journal by Title or ISSN.

Have a Citation?

Do you have some information about a specific article already? Type what you know into our Citation Search tool and see if the NEIU Libraries have a copy.

What is a journal and a peer reviewed article?

In this video, you will learn how to evaluate the difference between scholarly journals and other kinds of periodicals, and how to describe the peer-review process.

Length: 1:24

Academic Search Ultimate search box

Academic Search Ultimate is the NEIU Libraries largest source of full text articles online. Need an article quickly? Try this first.

Search Specific Databases

When doing in-depth research, it's usually best to search one database at a time directly and take advantage of advanced search features. Here are some suggestions for public health research. See the full subject database list for more suggestions.

Health Subject Databases

Some databases are limited even to a specific subject within health or medicine. These can be helpful when you need a more comprehensive in-depth search of a topic.

I have the article, now what?

Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles are most often written for professionals in the field. As a student, reading them can sometimes be a bit frustrating. Luckily there are guides that will help you learn how to read them.

Try Critical reading : making sense of research papers in life sciences and medicine

This series of articles from the British Medical Journal walks readers through all the steps and includes examples of specific types of studies you will find in your article searches.

Might I suggest you start with...

Latest Articles from the Major Journals

Browsing the latest issues of the main scholarly journals in the field is an effective way to stay on top of the latest research. Here are links to some of our online journal subscriptions.

Most journal pages will have a notification service. Create a personal account and receive an email whenever the latest issue is published.