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Public Health Students

Welcome to Public Health Resource Guide to help you find the best information available.

Recommended Databases

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

If you need a journal article or book chapter not owned by MUSC, request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD). Links to articles and book chapters will be emailed. This is a free and fast service for MUSC students, staff and faculty.

  • From the library homepage, go to Services --> Document Delivery (ILLIAD)
  • From a database, click on link to MUSC full text     
    • If MUSC does not own/subscribe to the article, there will be an option to "Click here to request the item through Interlibrary Loan" in big red lettering.

A to Z Public Health Databases

Free Public Health Databases

AGRICOLA – The National Agricultural Library's free online catalog. Provides citations to agricultural literature. 

BCERF, Environmental Risk Factor Database – Database for bibliographic information on environmental risk factors topics. 

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications – A searchable database of federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. 

DESASTRES, Disaster Documentation Center Collection 

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology (DART/ETIC) 

DOE Information Bridge 

DoPHER, Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews 


HSTAT (Health Services/Technology Assessment Text) 

PILOTS Database – Index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. 

POPLINE® – Database on reproductive health, providing more than 300,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. 

Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health