Sunday, September 18, 2005

Database Highlight: Global Health and Global Health Archive

Global Health brings together the resources of two internationally renowned databases - the Public Health and Tropical Medicine (PHTM) database, previously produced by the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases (BHTD), and the human health and diseases information extracted from CAB ABSTRACTS.

Dating back to 1973, together they provide a unique resource which offers a substantially deeper subject coverage of information related to human health and communicable diseases than many other sources currently available.

Global Health provides an alternative, complementary point of reference with a broad analysis of foreign language journals, books, research reports, patents and standards, dissertations, conference proceedings, annual reports, public health, developing country information, and other difficult to obtain material.

The Global Health database covers the following aspects of human health and disease:

  • communicable diseases (including HIV/AIDS)
  • tropical diseases, i.e, diseases in the tropics (including field and experimental studies)
  • parasitic diseases and parasitology - medical entomology
  • human nutrition (including food composition, food poisoning, effects of diet on health, nutritional disorders, and experimental aspects)
  • community and public health (including chronic diseases, occupational health, health status indicators, the impact of agriculture on health, and cancer epidemiology)
  • medicinal and poisonous plants (including pharmacology, tissue culture, animal studies, plant composition, allergens, and toxins)

Over 16,000 serial sources from more than 130 countries are scanned regularly for inclusion in the Global Health database, to produce approximately 25,000 new entries per year. Nearly all records have informative English abstracts prepared by scientists and linguists.

Global Health Archive is a "unique electronic map of humankind's global scientific heritage."

800,000 records from 1910 to 1973, equivalent to 300 volumes of research, provide a unique resource which offers a substantially deeper subject coverage of information related to human health and communicable diseases than many other sources currently available.

Global Health Archive is presented as a searchable modern database fully compatible with other databases, indexed by our subject specialists, placing obsolete terms in their modern context.

The Global Health Archive database covers the following aspects of human health and disease:

  • public health
  • tropical and communicable diseases
  • nutrition
  • helminthology
  • entomology
  • mycology
For More Information:
Click on Major Resources from the Library's home page. Part of the Ovid family of databases.
Ovid Field Guide
Serials Cited

1 Comments:

At 9:37 PM, Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

I think global health can be a great way to improve our health care system. Health insurance is a major aspect to many.

 

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