Thursday, February 19, 2009

What Are the Public Health Resources Best Bets???

It seems that interest the area of public health, at least at my institution, has just skyrocketed over the last couple of years. Plans for courses, classes and special events for under graduates, health sciences programs, CMEs, and even a core speciality in our graduate nursing program has been added. Because of the demand for information in this area, I have been looking for books, journals, web sites, etc..., that will help support these new efforts. I would appreciate receiving suggestions on what others consider are the core or "must have" resources that the library should be offering to see if I am on the right track. Of particular interest would be electronically available materials since so many of our programs have students and faculty working in locations away from campus for extended periods of time. (My institutional also has a Center for Health Policy & Ethics which is very interested in public health issues.) So, if you have any good "reads" let me know.


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Jeanne, and for what you wrote above. Our library now supports a College of Public Health, yet the socialogical-type information resources have traditionally been collected by our sister campus, University of Nebraska-Omaha. Of course, that means a ton of ILL requests, or simply driving over and visiting the library in person (it is about 2 miles away) - neither of which serve our public health population effectively. Yet with chopped budgets, and no changes to the foreseeable economic future, this is what we must deal with. I look forward to seeing other comments on your post about resource suggestions - I always have a 'wish list' file! Keep up the great work -Teri

  2. Hi Jeanne,
    Saw this during our DNA class today, and thought you might be interested:
    Apologies for sending it this way - didn't want to pull up email in class (grin!).

  3. Jeanne,
    good question you raise -
    This page on the NNLM/MCR website might have some useful links for you:

    Good post,