Databases to Search for Peer-Reviewed Publications


Premier biomedical database maintained by the US National Library of Medicine. Includes more than 22,000,000 references to peer-reviewed articles.

Global Health (CABI)

International coverage of communicable diseases (including HIV/AIDS), tropical and parasitic diseases, human nutrition, community and public health, and medicinal and poisonous plants.

ABI/Inform (at ProQuest)

International coverage of economic and business information, country-focused reports, working papers, and dissertations.


A major biomedical and pharmaceutical database that also covers topics on health policy and environmental health.


Indexes literature in fields of reproductive health, family planning, and population policy for all countries. Covers related topics such as AIDS, maternal and child health, and demography for developing countries.


Citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports from professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines.


A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

Web of Science

Features articles from the top soci-economic and biomedical journals. Users can use the citation analysis feature to identify which organizations or researchers are the most productive.

AIDS Education and Prevention 

A national and global look at the public health, psychosocial, socioculture, and public policy topics related to HIV/AIDS.

American Journal of Public Health

Published by the American Public Health Association, the AJPH publishes original work on a variety of public health topics.

Annual Review of Public Health

This journal publishes reviews that cover major topics in the field of public health, including epidemiology and biostatistics, enviromental health, behavioral health, and public health practice.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

This peer-reviewed journal with a global perspective is one of the world's leading journals in public health.

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

A peer-reviewed journal that publishes on topics concerning cancer etiology, prevention and survivorship.


Published by the American Diabetes Association, this publication features research on the physiology of diabetes mellitus.

Epidemiologic Reviews

An annually published review journal where each issue has a varying topic of interest.


An international journal that publishes research from all aspects of epidemiology, including research theory and public health policy.

Environmental Health Perspectives

An evironemental health journal published with the support of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the NIH and the Department of HHS

International Journal of Epidemiology

This journal covers a range of topics including new epidemiological and statistical analysis methods.


One of the oldest and most respected medical journals in the world.

Social Science & Medicine

An international journal that focuses on social science research and health.