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PUH 101 -- Introduction to Public Health (Spring 2022): Library Resources

Background Information

Whether you are trying to select a topic or already have in mind one that would interest you, doing some background reading on your topic can place it in context, giving you a more concrete way to focus your searching. It can often summarize history and the issues and help identify important research, making it easier to search scholarly journals.

Electronic resources listed here might be a good places to start.

Books Collection

You can search for books and ebooks using LION One Search or the cataLION.

In addition to searching the phrase public health, try

  • communicable diseases
  • health services
  • medical policy

Or try searching for a specific disease, e.g. ebola

You can also search our ebook collections separately:

A Word about the Gingrich Library

As you all probably know, the Library is undergoing a renovation. In preparation for that  project, the old building has to be emptied. Library staff, the reference collection, and a small circulating collection (the Micro Library) have been moved to the Center for Computing and Mathematics, the CCM. If you need a book that is in the old building, you can place a hold on it, and library staff will retrieve it for you.

Placing a Hold

If you want to place a hold for an item that is on a list, click the Place a Hold link that appears under the item. If you have clicked on an individual item, the Place a Hold link is on the right hand side of the screen.

Log in with your LionLINK credentials.

To complete the process, click Confirm Hold.

Professional or Scholarly Journal Databases

Off-campus users will be asked to enter their LionLink username and password to access the library’s databases. Call 610-921-7211 or email for assistance.