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Resources for Public Health Students

Public Health Resources

Welcome

Welcome to UVA from your library! Here are five tips to get your semester started right:

  1. Looking for articles? Install the LibKey Nomad browser plug-in. It will Iink to PDFs (one click!!) while browsing certain sites including PubMed, WOS, publisher websites, and Wikipedia.
  2. Speaking of PubMed, use our PubMed link - this will give you the "Find@UVA" option to find articles (a good option to the LibKey plugin above).
  3. Working from home (who isn't these days!?)? Visit our Connecting from Off-Grounds page to learn how to access library resources.
  4. Need to use library printers? Get your laptop or phone set up now on the new PaperCut system.
  5. Ask Us! We are here to help you. What questions do you have for us?

Connect to Library Resources Off-Grounds

There are several ways to connect to the libraries' online books, journals, and databases from off-Grounds:

Library Website UVA Anywhere VPN LibKey Nomad Plugin

Starting on the library's website invokes the "proxy server" which will allow you to login with your UVA credentials to get to our resources.

  1. Access the ebook, journal, or database from links on any library webpage, including the Health Sciences Library or UVA Library.
  2. When prompted for Netbadge, log in with your UVA computing ID and your Netbadge password
Pro Tip: when searching PubMed, be sure to use the library's PubMed link - this will provide "Find@UVA" links on your results to connect you to UVA journal subscriptions.

UVA Information Technology Services provides VPN technology to give authorized UVA users (including students) secure, authenticated access to restricted resources, some of which are limited to on-Grounds use.

  1. Follow instructions on how to download the UVA ANywhere VPN
  2. Launch the VPN before accessing library resources. Click on ebook, journal, or database content and you should have seamless access as if you were on Grounds.
  3. For help with installation or use, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 434-924-4357.
Note: if you have Health System VPN access (e.g. for Epic), please note that this is not the same as the UVA VPN, and may not provide access to all library resources.

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that offers links to PDFs while browsing certain pages such as PubMed, WOS, publisher websites, and Wikipedia.

Install LibKey Nomad and you'll get a "Provided by University of Virginia" button on articles. Click to get to the full PDF.

If LibKey Nomad can not find the article, you will be brought to a page where you can select to submit the citation to our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL). All the information will automatically populate in the ILL form.

Finding Evidence Summaries

These sources review other materials, mostly journal articles, to provide a synthesized account of the best literature on a topic. Often a good starting point for your research.

Finding Biomedical and Health Literature

Finding Interdisciplinary Literature

Multi-Database Interfaces

These interfaces allow you to search collections of library databases at once.

Complete List of All UVA Library Databases

Finding Social Science Literature

See more Psychology and Social Science databases via the University Library Subject Guides.

Finding Policy and Public Affairs Literature

Provides dedicated coverage of 15 policy areas spanning the entire policy landscape and include: Agriculture, Budget & Appropriations, Campaigns, Cybersecurity, Defense, Education, eHealth, Energy, Financial Services, Health Care, Labor & Employment, Tax, Technology, Trade, and Transportation. Its reporters and editors are the most distinguished and expert in their field.

Access to timely, updated information for over 75 public policy topics from over 350 public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities. Most records link directly to the full-text report, paper, document, or other source.

See more Public Policy databases via the University Library Subject Guides

Conducting Systematic Reviews

See our guide to Systematic Review Resources and Services for information on literature databases, citation management, and expert help.

Finding Datasets

Need access to freely available data to analyze or run statistical analyses? Check out a few, common sources as well as a link to many more:

Research Data and Computing

Free Expert Consultations

  • Research @ HSL - Expert assistance with biomedical literature search and data discovery, organizing and managing your research project and bibliography, creating presentations and posters, and disseminating and sharing your research.
  • Data @ HSL - Data consultation services and biomedical data and statistics training opportunities. Get expert consultations by appointment on statistical software such as R, python, Stata, SAS, and SPSS
  • UVA Research Computing - help with cutting-edge computational resources and issues around optimization, parallelization, workflow, etc.

Software at UVA

Online Learning

  • Online courses through UVA's subscription to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • E-books through O'Reilly
  • NEW! Take an online course through Sage Campus on topics like basic research approaches, navigating information, data literacy, and data science skills 

Free Expert Consultations

  • Research @ HSL - Expert assistance with biomedical literature search and data discovery, organizing and managing your research project and bibliography, creating presentations and posters, and disseminating and sharing your research.
  • Data @ HSL - Data consultation services and biomedical data and statistics training opportunities. Get expert consultations by appointment on statistical software such as R, python, Stata, SAS, and SPSS
  • UVA Research Computing - help with cutting-edge computational resources and issues around optimization, parallelization, workflow, etc.

Software at UVA

Online Learning

  • Online courses through UVA's subscription to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • E-books through O'Reilly
  • Take an online course through Sage Campus on topics like basic research approaches, navigating information, data literacy, and data science skills 
  • Find books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos through SAGE Research Methods Online  

    • Contains the Little Green Books, the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series that provide short and accessible texts on all kinds of quantitative methods. Providing clear statistical explanations, straightforward empirical examples, and ready-to-use procedures. Volumes address a spectrum of advanced quantitative topics including regression, models, data analysis, experimental design, measurement, survey data, and more.

  • Develop and practice real-world skills to transition from campus to the workplace through Sage Skills: Business. Topics include Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Organizational Communication, and Professionalism 

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