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Resources for Public Health Students

Public Health Resources

Welcome

August 2020: Welcome! Attending UVA PHS classes online from off-Grounds? Not a problem - nearly all our electronic resources are available to you no matter where you are, and we at your library are here to help via e-mail, videoconferencing, or phone. Just use our Ask Us form to get in touch.

Consult these pages for help finding data and information, or, if you'd prefer a one-page handout, download our guide below:

Need to choose a tool to manage your references, citations and PDFs? See our guide on Citation Managers (including information on how to configure them to retrieve PDFs).

Connect to Library Resources Off-Grounds

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

Library Website UVA Anywhere VPN

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.

 

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:

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.

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