Scientific databases and repositories on Public Health and Medicine

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Caribbean Region

MedCarib - Contains information on all aspects on health and medicine relating to the English speaking Caribbean and Suriname. Produced by the Medcarib Network for which the Medical Library is the Regional Coordinating Centre.

Global

MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 24 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed®, part of the Entrez series of databases.

Time coverage: includes literature published from 1966 to present, and selected coverage of literature prior to that period. See OLDMEDLINE Data for coverage details about the pre-1966 citations that are not comprehensive for that time period.

Regional (Latin America and the Caribbean Region)

Bibliographic index of literature on health sciences, published in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1982. It is a cooperative product of the VHL Network, which currently indexes articles from more than 900 magazine titles from 19 countries of Latin America and Caribbean. LILACS also indexes other types of scientific and technical literature such as thesis, monographs, books and book chapters. papers presented at congresses or conferences, reports, government publications and regional international organizations

Check also My HVL (Mi BVS)

Regional (Latin America and the Caribbean Region)

LEYES is a regional database on legislation. It is produced by different institions from the health and legislation areas which are part of LEYES Network and coordinated by HSS/HP fom PAHO/WHO. and BIREME/PAHO/WHO.

It has bibliographic references on health legislation from more than thiry countries from Latin America and Caribbean. In some case it also has the URL to access the full text of documents.

Global

PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Check also My NCBI

TUTORIAL: How to use PUBMED (click here)

Regional (Americas and the Caribbean Region)

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Institutional Repository's mission is to manage, preserve, and disseminate the knowledge generated by the technical areas of the Organization, including its Headquarters, Country Offices, and Pan American centers.

Global

World Health Organization global digital library which provides online access to WHO published material.

Regional/International

BRIK, the Bank Repository of Institutional Knowledge, is the new home for all IDB knowledge products. These include books, working papers, technical notes, discussion papers, annual reports and many more.

For IDB members, BRIK provides single-point access to the knowledge products of the Bank. Employees no longer need to look in multiple places or depend on your network of contacts to find the knowledge the Bank's produces.

Global

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank's official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

The Open Access Policy and the OKR represent the third major development in the World Bank's Open Development Agenda.

Global

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 50% of which comes from sponsors and 50% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.

Regional (Latin America and the Caribbean Region)

Shaped as a catalog, this portal offers a comprehensive list of titles of more than 12k journals in list. Several of them maybe de indexed in LILACS or even MEDLINE. From this catalog the user can check the availability of the journal either in hard or digital media.

Global

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, 50% of which comes from sponsors and 50% from members and publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed in DOAJ. All data is freely available.