Public Health Research Guide

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

How to Get a Book

Usually, it's simple.

  1. Look up the title, author, or subject in library search
  2. Find and write down the Call Number
  3. Go to the appropriate floor, get the book, and check it out at Circulation on the 1st floor.

But what if the NEIU Libraries don't have the book you need?

First, check to see if the book is held by other I-Share libraries. Click the blueBorrow 1st Available button and follow the instructions.

If the book is not available in I-Share, click Borrow through WorldShare interlibrary loan to request the book.

How to find a book by call number handout

Click on the link to get printable instructions. You will learn how to read call numbers so that you can find books and other materials at the NEIU Libraries.

Browsing the Shelves

Public health is an interdisciplinary field. Books on topics related to public health will be scattered throughout the Library (and often online as eBooks!). Very generally, public health as a field of study will have books located in the RA section on the 4th floor.

  • Public aspects of medicine (RA1 - 1270)
    • Health status indicators. Medical statistics and surveys (RA407 - 409.5)
    • Epidemics. Epidemiology. Quarantine. Disinfection (RA648.5 - 767)
    • Personal health and hygiene (including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene) (RA773 - 788)

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