UW Health Sciences Library

Bibliographic Databases

Global Health Database
(CAB Direct) Bibliographic coverage of the literature in international public health.
Global Index Medicus
WHO regional and global indexes and directories including AIM (AFRO), LILACS (AMRO/PAHO), IMEMR (EMRO), IMSEAR (SEARO), WPRIM (WPRO), WHOLIS (KMS), and SciELO. Formerly called Global Health Library.
(Elsevier) Biomedical international database with strong focus on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine.
SciELO Citation Index
Access to scholarly literature in sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities published in leading open access journals from Latin American, Portugal, Spain and South Africa. 1997-
Database covering journals, conference proceedings, and other literature in the sciences & social sciences. Includes citation linking and tracking.
Think Tank Search
Grey literature search engine from Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database covering journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, with searchable cited references.
World Health Organization (WHO)
UW Libraries Catalog
Search articles, books and more


HSL Librarian: Sarah Safranek

Data Sources

Statistics Sources: Health Sciences
UW HSL guide to sources for local, state, national and international statistics and data in the field of health sciences.
Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx)
IHME catalog of world's health and demographic datasets. Locate data providers, and search and download publicly available datasets.
WHO: Global Health Observatory Data Repository
Guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from World Health Organization.

Maps & Tools

Global Health Atlas
Malaria Atlas Project
Funded principally by the Wellcome Trust.
Global disease alert interactive map. Children's Hospital Informatics Program. Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology.

Teaching Resources

Ethnographic Video Online
(Alexander Street Anthropology) Collection of classic and contemporary cultural documentaries, online in streaming videos. Includes transcripts, field notes and video-clip making tools
Health Sciences Online
A comprehensive collection of free top-quality courses and full text materials in the health sciences. Produced at U BC.
Gorgas Courses in Clinical Tropical Medicine
Health Information Resources for Developing Countries
JAMA World Health Collection
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health
Repository of free lectures. Project produced at WHO Collaborating Center University of Pittsburgh.


Department of Global Health
UW Office of Global Affairs
UW Finance & Facilities: Global Operations Support
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Health Affairs.