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Public Health: Databases

About Databases

Databases contain articles in journals, papers in conference proceedings, newspapers, chapters in books, reports and reviews. Mobile versions of select databases are available.

Access the databases via Library Portal to take advantage of the seamless links to subscribed full-text of the articles. Most databases allow you to register to receive email alerts of new articles. To access the full-text from the article links listed in your email alerts, you will have to install the NUS proxy bookmarklet.

To facilitate writing up your assignment, report or paper -- citing reference as you write -- before you start your database search, do check out how to import (download) your citations to a bibliographic management software like EndNote or EndNote Web.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of Public Health Research, databases listed here are grouped by disciplines. You may also browse the complete list of all the databases subscribed by NUS either by title or subject.

Google Scholar

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Selected Biomedical Literature Databases



It is a search engine that supports clinical decisions by making it easier to find and apply relevant knowledge. It provides full text access to selected medical texts, medical journals, practice guidelines, drug information, patient handouts and continuing medical education (CME) materials.

ClinicalKey Student  

It is an interactive education platform that supports students and faculty by enhancing the learning experience with tools tailored to develop and assess the medical knowledge of aspiring professionals.


Local & Institutional Databases

Psychology & Sociology Databases

Health and Psychosocial Instruments

It is a database that provides access to information on approximately 15,000 measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences. The database covers 1985 to date and is updated quarterly.

The full-text of the instruments are not included in the database and even if the full-text instrument is found in an article, the test may be subject to copyright.

HaPI can be used to:

  • Discover what instruments exist
  • Determine the availability of reliability and validity evidence
  • Track the history of an instrument over time
  • See what other instruments have already developed in your field of study

Newspapers ( Local & Worldwide)

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