Public Health Resources

Public Health Resources

COVID-19 Research
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LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.


PubMed, Clinical Queries, COVID-19 Articles Search

The Clinical Queries search in PubMed provides a way to quickly locate clinical studies. Clinical Queries retrieves results for two searches: Clinical Studies and COVID-19 Articles. The COVID-19 Articles search is similar to LitCOVID, but includes preprint articles in search results.

Resources for Public Health
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PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

NIH Disaster Research Response

This program aims to create a disaster research system consisting of coordinated disaster health research data collection tools and a network of trained researchers. The site includes research tools and protocols, training, and more.


MedlinePlus provides the public with authoritative information on health and wellness. Available in Spanish and English with some content available in other languages.


Other NNLM Resource Guides related to Public Health

   Emergency and Disaster Resources

   HIV/AIDS Online Resources

   Substance Use Disorders Guide


Training Opportunities
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NNLM Public Health Information Courses

Sign up for one of our webinars or courses on public health information and resources for practitioners and consumers. Sessions are offered synchronously and asynchronously to fit any busy schedule. Many courses are also CHES (Certified Health Education Specialists) and MLA (Medical Library Association) CE eligible.

Click here for a list of NNLM trainings that qualify for Certified Health Education Specialists  credit

NPHCO/Public Health Digital Library
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The NPHCO's Public Health Digital Library is a fee based service that provides state, local and municipal public health departments with access to e-journals, e-books and databases.  Resources in the library focus on evidence-based practice.  To learn more about this service, visit the NPHCO/Public Health Digital Library webpage.

Evidence-based research and reliable health information are essential to Public Health response and prevention efforts. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), an institute of the NIH, provides free, online resources and training for evidence-based research and combatting misinformation.