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Global Health

"Global Health gives researchers and students unparalleled access to all the world's relevant public health research and practice - providing knowledge without borders"

Now with over 2.8 million records!

For access to premium historical research (1910-1983) combine your subscription with Global Health Archive.

Global Health and Global Health Archive are available on CABI's platform CAB Direct (which re-launched in July 2016).

 

Global Health is the only specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health, completing the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature that is not covered by other databases.

Derived from over 7,300 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 2.8* million scientific records from 1973 to the present. Around 190,000 records are added each year, and over 96% of these records include an English abstract.

Publications from over 100 countries in 50 languages are abstracted, and all relevant non-English-language papers are translated to give access to research not available through any other database.

The database's open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 40% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, theses, electronic-only publications and other hard-to-find sources are included.

Global Health has a growing number of full text articles (over 76,900*) from journals, conferences, and reports.

*Figures correct as at January 2017.

 

Informing pubic health policy

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CABI’s Global Health database has a significant role to play in informing public health policy helping tackle current and emerging health problems across the developing world. Systematic reviews, which are increasing in scope and number, are an excellent tool for evidence-based public health and have a growing influence on policy. However, for them to be meaningful they need to draw upon trustworthy data. 

CABI’s Global Health database – does it have a role to play in informing public health policy? (PDF)

 

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Why choose Global Health?

- Global reach: captures international literature not covered by other databases, providing users with a truly global perspective.

- Unique: 54% of the journals contained in Global Health are not in PubMed: around 70% are not in Medline or Embase.

- Specifically selected: literature is selected by subject specialists.  Only relevant papers are included, and content is directed by an international editorial advisory board.

- Comprehensive: the interdisciplinary database covers all aspects of public health at both international and community level, as well as a wealth of material from other biomedical and life science fields

- Fulltext: Global Health provides selected full-text content of journals, reports and conferences from hard-to-find sources. 

 

Global Health Comparison

  • CAB Direct (CABI's own platform re-launched July 2016)
  • Dimdi
  • Dialog
  • OvidSP
  • EBSCO
  • Thomson Web of Knowledge
  • STN International

Global Health provides specialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing to those dedicated to research within public health. It is especially useful to students, practitioners, researchers, health organisations, government and more.

“I have used Global Health to teach information skills to public health PhD students from a number of African countries who benefit from its coverage”.
John Eyers, Retired Librarian (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), UK. Independent trainer and adviser.

 

“Global Health is a great resource that compliments MEDLINE and brings a needed international perspective.
Matt Wilcox, Edward and Barbara Netter Library, Quinnipiac University, USA.

 

“Global Health contains useful information…which can be adapted to each country’s or region’s specific health situation.”
Professor M Dora Feliciangeli, Editor, Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental and Global Health Editorial Board Member

 

Global Health has quickly proved to be an essential research tool across the School for staff and students alike, providing access to a wide range of information, much of which we would be unable to source elsewhere...a truly invaluable resource.”
Jane Falconer, Information Services Librarian, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 

“We have whittled it down to what we believe are the essentials – Global Health and Medline”
Jean Shaw, Partnerships in Health Information, UK.

 

"Global Health database holds a high proportion of unique records in comparison to Medline." Results from ‘Accessing public health information: a preliminary comparison of CABI’s Global Health database and Medline’ (Health Information and Libraries Journal, Wiley, Aug. 2008).

 

Findings reported in Accessing public health information: a preliminary comparison of CABI’s Global Health database and Medline’ 

by Aalai E, et al.,Health Information and  Libraries Journal , 2009: Volume 26, pages 56-62, demonstrate the importance of Global Health to public health research:

"Global Health database holds a high proportion of unique records in comparison to Medline."

“The content of Medline is dominated by US (North American 57%) and European publications. Global Health has a more universal outlook, and it indexes more developing country periodicals than Medline.”

The people behind the product

The database is produced by CABI subject specialists and an international editorial board advises on its development.


The editorial board is made up of the following:

David Celentano, Professor of Epidemiology
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Professor Michael McGinnis, Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory,
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA.

Professor M Dora Feliciangeli, BIOMED - Universidad de Carabobo
Venezuela

Professor Guo Jiagan, Institute of Parasitic Diseases
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Abel L. Packer, Pan American Health Organization
Sao Paulo

Maile Taualii MPH Ph.D. Director, Native Haiwaiian Epidemiology Center
Papa Ola Lokahi, Hawaii

Dr. Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Coordinator of the HIFA2015 campaign
Co-director, Global Healthcare Information Network, and current chair of the Dgroups Foundation.

Dr Kalifa Bojang, Senior clinical scientist (MRC Unit, The Gambia)
Head of Paediatrics, Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, University of Gambia.
Member of the WHO IVR/Global Malaria Programme Joint Technical Expert Group (JTEG) on Malaria Vaccines Entering Pivotal Phase 3 Trials.

Mellanye Lackey, Director, Health Sciences Library Global Engagement
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

Dr. Claire Palermo, Senior Lecturer, Nutrition & Dietetics
Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University, Australia

Biomedical life sciences

Food science:
Analysis of food composition and quality in relation to nutrition. Nutritive value of foods, food microbiology, food safety, food contamination.

Medical microbiology:
Drug resistance/susceptibility and virulence studies in clinical isolates. Biology of fungal pathogens, parasites and associated vectors.

Pharmacology:
Pharmacological effects of medicinal plant products, antimicrobials and antiparasitic drugs. Nutrient-drug interactions. Clinical trials and safety and efficacy studies. Antiparasitic and antifungal drug development.

Physiology:
Biochemistry and physiology of nutrients and food components in humans, animal models and at a cellular level. Includes bioavailability, nutrient absorption and uptake. Physiology of taste and appetite. Physiological effects of nutrient deficiencies and starvation.

Toxicology:
Toxicity and other adverse effects of pesticides, drugs, medicinal plants, radiation. Toxins and venoms of snakes and arthropods including biochemistry and physiology. Biology and metabolism of toxins in food.

 

Chronic diseases

Epidemiology:
Patterns of cancer, heart disease, allergy and other chronic diseases in the general population.

Management:
Managing chronic disease in resource poor settings. Use of traditional medicine

Mental health:
Epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and screening of mental disorders. Management in resource poor settings. Promotion of good mental health. Mental health impacts of disasters.

Prevention and treatment:
Preventing disease by e.g. diet and lifestyle or behavioural changes. Health promotion activities and screening.

Risk factors:
Studies of risk factors for chronic diseases including genetic factors and risk behaviours such as smoking. Diet influences on chronic diseases.

 

Diagnosis and therapy of disease

Clinical infectious and parasitic diseases:
Clinical diagnosis of infectious and parasitic diseases; screening for chronic diseases and latent infection including development of new methods.Treatment of infectious and parasitic diseases including clinical trials of safety and efficacy of drugs, use of drug combinations. Clinical aspects of infectious diseases. The body’s response to infection and immunization. Adverse and side effects of treatment.

Nutritional therapy and phytotherapy:
Use of medicinal plants and nutrients in treatment of disease. Clinical nutrition: parenteral and enteral feeding, therapeutic diets, nutritional assessment and nutritional support. Food supplements.

 

Environmental and occupational health

Environmental health and climate change:
Human diseases caused by environmental factors, poor environmental conditions or environmental destruction. Public health pests and allergies to fungi and insects, water-borne and soil-borne diseases, monitoring and effects of exposure to environmental factors including pollution, effects of climate change on health.

Food fraud, safety and hygiene:
Protection of the food supply from microbial, chemical and physical hazards or contamination that may occur during food production, handling, harvesting, processing, transport, preparation, distribution or storage. Includes any agent that enters the body through ingestion of food or beverage as well as hazard control systems.

Occupational health:
Occupation as a risk for specific diseases. Safety and hygiene, infectious diseases related to occupation. Work-related accidents/injuries, exposure to hazards in the work place, ergonomics for low-income and transitional economies. Health and safety and disease prevention in rural occupations.

Sanitation and water supply:
Water supply and quality. Water treatment methods and quality monitoring to reduce contamination and prevent spread of disease.

 

Epidemiology and biostatistics

Biostatistics:
Statistics applied to infectious diseases, epidemiological and nutritional research including modelling and methods. Health data such as mortality and morbidity rates. Population and demographic statistics. Life expectancy and disability adjusted life years (DALYS).

Epidemiology:
Aetiology, incidence and disease- or sero-prevalence of diseases in the general population or larger population groups, such as women or the elderly. Causes, incidence and prevalence of diseases. Molecular epidemiology and studies of risk factors for disease including genetic risk factors. Outbreak investigations.

 

Health promotion and wellness

Community health programmes:
Community interventions directed at reducing chronic diseases by improving exercise, diet and lifestyle and reducing infectious diseases by improving immunization uptake.

Disease prevention:
Disease surveillance and prevention activities in the general population including screening for disease, immunization and disease prophylaxis. Outbreak control and infection control.

Disseminating health messages:
Improving public health by use of communication programmes and materials to change behaviour via schools, mass media, extension services, universities and the community. Regional and national programmes.

 

Health systems

Health economics:
Economic impact of illness/specific diseases at individual/national level, economics of safety/hygiene at work, food safety, economics of public health and disease prevention/control, health service costs, socioeconomics, health insurance, traditional medicine costs, rural health economics, economic impact of crises/epidemics, development aid, emergency aid.

Health policy and planning:
All public health policy, planning and decision-making for health services at the regional, national and international level.

Health services:
Low-income and transitional economy health services: research, management, access to care, monitoring, delivery, organization, efficiency, use and cost. Health services in rural areas and for infectious diseases.

 

Infectious and vector-borne diseases and parasitology

Bacterial and viral diseases:
Epidemiology, transmission, diagnosis, clinical management and prevention of bacterial and viral diseases in humans.

Fungal and parasitic diseases:
All aspects from biology of the parasite or fungus to clinical management and prevention of diseases, and testing of antiparasitic and antifungal drugs. Includes reservoirs and intermediate hosts.

Medical entomology and mycology:
All aspects of medically important insect and arthropod vectors and arthropod parasites and diseases transmitted by them. From biology to clinical aspects.

Nosocomial diseases:
Diseases acquired in hospital. Epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical aspects and management. Disease transmission and prevention. Outbreak investigations, infection control and hand hygiene.

Zoonotic disease and veterinary public health:
Zoonoses in animals, transmission to humans, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, clinical studies and prevention in humans. Monitoring of wild animal reservoirs, and studies of disease vectors. Includes emerging diseases such as SARS, avian influenza, West Nile virus and foodborne zoonoses.

 

Nutrition and food sciences

Clinical nutrition:
Diet in treatment of disease. Parenteral and enteral feeding. Therapeutic diets and nutritional support. Nutritional assessment of patients. Deficiency diseases and malnutrition: pathology and treatment.

Food security:
Surveys of nutritional status of populations, degree of malnutrition and supply of food. Nutritional security. Improving the food supply and dietary diversity. Minimising postharvest losses. Use of fortification, supplements, emergency foods to improve food security. Food policy and economics.

Nutritional physiology and biochemistry:
Effects of nutrients, food supplements and food components on man and animal models. Digestion, absorption and uptake of nutrients, appetite, effects of fasting, physiology of taste. Biochemistry of vitamins and essential trace elements and minerals. Effects of deficiency.

Public health nutrition:
A population approach to the prevention of illness and the promotion of health through nutrition. Includes nutritional epidemiology, nutrition surveys, nutrition education and socioeconomics. Diet influences on chronic and infectious diseases. Nutrition policy, nutrient requirements, food fortification programmes, infant and child nutrition, growth, geriatric nutrition, assessment of nutritional status, and provision of nutrition services and programmes.

 

Public Health

Community health:
Patterns of disease, health inequalities, health determinants, health indicators in a defined geographical area or in particular groups of the population. Community-based interventions to promote health. Community participation in health interventions. Neighbourhood effects on health, e.g. effects of environment, traffic, housing, pollution, poverty, cultural attitudes.

Evidence-based public health:
Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, case-controlled trials and cohort studies in epidemiology, diagnosis and clinical trials.

Geriatric health:
Changing patterns of disease associated with ageing, disease/injury epidemiology and prevention in the elderly. e.g. fall prevention, nutritional supplements, vaccination.

Implementation and practice:
Practical implementation of public health programmes, guidelines and policies, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Maternal and child health:
Health of mothers and children. Prevalence and incidence of infectious and non-communicable diseases. Newborn screening. Access to healthcare, disease transmission, perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity. Family planning, disease prevention, nutrition, health education and promotion. Breastfeeding.

One Health:
Interactions with animals and environment that affect health, especially in the fields of zoonoses, food safety and environmental health. Control of disease in animals and crops to protect human health. Studies of reservoir hosts and disease vectors. Disease surveillance using sentinel populations. Effect of natural and built environment on health. Effects of pollution, climate change.

Refugee and migrant health:
Epidemiology, prevalence and incidence of infectious and noncommunicable diseases, diet and nutritional status, health services for refugees including access to and uptake of healthcare, emergency medicine. Cultural attitudes to care.

Rural health:
Health and disease patterns in rural populations. Health promotion and disease prevention activities. Access to health care and provision of health services. Occupational health and safety of farming, and rural occupations such as forestry. Pesticide safety and poisoning, as well as general farm safety.

Sexual and reproductive health:
Sexual health promotion and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Sexual risk behaviours and attitudes to them. Epidemiology, transmission, diagnosis, treatment of STIs. Reproductive health promotion and disease prevention. Pregnancy screening. Antenatal care provision and maternity services in developing countries and rural areas.

Social medicine, behaviour and health inequality:
Relationships between health, disease and social conditions including: causes and patterns of disease, social health. Determinants andcauses of health inequality, e.g. socioeconomic status, education, housing, ethnicity, gender. Substance abuse including tobacco, alcohol, behavioural patterns and behaviour change, influences on behaviour such as advertising, health campaigns, partner violence and injury.

Women’s health:
Prevalence and contributing factors to partner violence and injury, health services for women, access to healthcare, health inequalities, education, sexual and reproductive health including female circumcision and fertility rates, mortality/morbidity, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, nutrition.

 

Public Health Emergencies

Bioterrorism:
In vitro, animal and human studies of potential bioterrorism agents such as those causing anthrax, smallpox, plague, tularaemia, viral haemorrhagic fevers, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, cholera, dengue, botulinum toxin and other toxins. Public health response, emergency preparedness and studies of incidents.

Disasters:
Natural and man-made, e.g. floods, droughts, conflict and wars, injuries, famine or epidemics related to these. Aspects include food aid, sanitation, water quality, emergency medical response, disease outbreak control. The impact on health of a disaster, disaster management and preparedness.

 

Tropical and international health

International health:
International efforts to reduce burden of global diseases and improve health. International programmes in developing countries and transitional economies to improve health and tackle diseases. Includes reports of international agencies on global disease activities.

Traditional medicine:
Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicines involving herbal components. Phytomedicines and phytotherapy. Pharmacological studies. Traditional medicine and its interaction with ‘western’ medicine in low-income countries, including adverse effects, utilization and costs. Use of herbal remedies and traditional healers.

Travel medicine:
Imported infections from tropical and other regions (bacterial, vectorborne, viral, fungal and parasitic): diagnosis, clinical aspects and prophylaxis. Travel advice guidelines, immunization and vaccination. Global epidemics fuelled by travel.

Tropical medicine:
Medicine in tropical and developing countries; infectious and parasitic diseases including neglected tropical diseases, disease vectors and arthropod parasites. Epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases in developing countries. Treating disease in resource-poor settings. Neglected tropical diseases.

Tropical public health:
Public health in developing countries, health promotion, disease prevention, health education, e.g. reproductive and sexual health: provision of family planning and attitudes to it, STI and AIDS epidemic prevention efforts. Maternal and child health, including programmes to combat child malnutrition and prevent disease and improve health of the under fives. Effects of childhood and maternal malnutrition on health. Reducing maternal and perinatal mortality. All aspects of occupational health. Accident and injury prevention, e.g. from road traffic accidents.

 

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Title ISSN
Habitat International 0197-3975
Halteres 0973-1555
Hansenologia Internationalis 0100-3283
Harmful Algae 1568-9883
Haryana Veterinarian 0033-4359
Haseltonia 1070-0048
Hautarzt 0017-8470
Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health 2165-8218
HAYAT 1735-2215
Hayati Journal of Biosciences 1978-3019
Hayvansal Üretim (Journal of Animal Production) 1301-9597
Health 1949-4998
Health & Justice 2194-7899
Health Affairs 0278-2715
Health and Human Rights: An International Journal 2150-4113
Health and Place 1353-8292
Health and Population - Perspectives and Issues 0253-6803
Health and Science Bulletin 1729-343X
Health and Social Care in the Community 0966-0410
Health Care for Women International 0739-9332
Health Economics Review 2191-1991
Health Education 0965-4283
Health Education & Behavior 1090-1981
Health Education Research 0268-1153
Health Information and Libraries Journal 1471-1834
Health Physics 0017-9078
Health Policy 0168-8510
Health Policy and Planning 0268-1080
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice 2368-738X
Health Promotion International 0957-4824
Health Promotion Journal of Australia 1036-1073
Health Promotion Practice 1524-8399
Health Renaissance 1994-7208
Health Research Policy and Systems 1478-4505
Health SA Gesondheid 1025-9848
Health Security 2326-5094
Health Services Insights 1178-6329
Health Sociology Review 1446-1242
Health Statistics Quarterly 1465-1645
Health Systems in Transition 1817-6127
Health, Culture and Society 2161-6590
Health, Risk & Society 1369-8575
Healthline, Journal of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine 2229-337X
HealthMED 1840-2291
Hearing Research 0378-5955
Heart 1355-6037
Helgoland Marine Research 1438-3888
Helicobacter 1083-4389
Heliyon 2405-8440
Hellenic Plant Protection Journal 1791-3691
Helminthologia 0440-6605
Helvetica Chimica Acta 0018-019X
Hemijska Industrija 0367-598X
Hemodialysis International 1492-7535
Hemoglobin 0363-0269
Hepatitis B Annual 0972-9747
Hepatitis Monthly 1735-143X
Hepatitis Research and Treatment 2090-1364
Hepato-Gastroenterology 0172-6390
Hepatology (Baltimore) 0270-9139
Hepatology Research 1386-6346
Herba Polonica 0018-0599
Herbologia 1840-0809
Hercynia 0018-0637
Hereditas 1601-5223
Hereditas (Beijing) 0253-9772
Heredity 0018-067X
Heritage and Society 2159-032X
Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2151-0733
Herpetological Journal 0268-0130
Heterocycles 0385-5414
Higiene Alimentar 0101-9171
Himalayan Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 0739-9863
Histochemistry and Cell Biology 0948-6143
Histology and Histopathology 0213-3911
Histopathology 0309-0167
Historia Agraria 1139-1472
História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos 0104-5970
HIV Medicine 1464-2662
HIV Surveillance Report
HLA 2059-2302
Hmeljarski Bilten 0350-0756
Holocene 0959-6836
Holzforschung 0018-3830
Hop and Medicinal Plants 2360-0179
Hormone and Metabolic Research 0018-5043
Hormone Research in Paediatrics 1663-2818
Horse Report
HortFlora Research Spectrum 2250-2823
Horticultura Argentina 0327-3431
Horticultura Brasileira 0102-0536
Horticultural Research (Japan) 1347-2658
Horticultural Reviews 0163-7851
Horticultural Science 0862-867X
Horticulture Research 2052-7276
Horticulture, Environment and Biotechnology 2211-3452
HortResearch 1880-8824
HortScience 0018-5345
HortTechnology 1063-0198
Hospital 2008-1928
Hospital Pediatrics 2154-1663
Hospitality and Society 2042-7913
HOZAN 2476-3764
HPS Weekly Report 1746-6695
Hrana i Ishrana 0018-6872
Hrana u Zdravlju i Bolesti / Food in Health and Disease 2233-1220
Hrvatske Vode 1330-1144
Hrvatski Sportskomedicinski Vjesnik 0354-0766
Hrvatski Casopis za Prehrambenu Tehnologiju Biotehnologiju i Nutricionizam - Croatian Journal of Food Technology, Biotechnology and Nutrition 1847-3423
Hrvatski Veterinarski Vjesnik 1330-2124
Hubei Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao Ziran Kexue Ban / Journal of Hubei University for Nationalities - Natural Science edition 1008-8423
Human & Experimental Toxicology 0960-3271
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 1080-7039
Human Biology 0018-7143
Human Dimensions of Wildlife 1087-1209
Human Ecology 0300-7839
Human Geographies - Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geographies 1843-6587
Human Immunology 0198-8859
Human Molecular Genetics 0964-6906
Human Movement 1732-3991
Human Organization 0018-7259
Human Pathology 0046-8177
Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental 0885-6222
Human Reproduction 0268-1161
Human Resources for Health 1478-4491
Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin
Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies 2151-8645
Humanities (Washington) 0018-7526
Hungarian Agricultural Research 1216-4526
Hungarian Health System Scan 2060-5978
HVM Bioflux 2066-7655
Hybrid Rice 1005-3956
Hydro Nepal: Journal of Water, Energy and Environment 1998-5452
Hydrobiologia 0018-8158
Hydrobiological Journal 0018-8166
Hydrological Processes 0885-6087
Hydrological Sciences Journal 0262-6667
Hydrology 2306-5338
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 1027-5606
Hydrology Research 0029-1277
Hydrology: Current Research 2157-7587
Hygiene & Medizin 0172-3790
Hypertension (Dallas) 0194-911X
Hypertension in Pregnancy 1064-1955