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OOMPH Library Resources: Outbreaks, Preparedness, Infectious Disease: Articles, Journals, Databases

Library Guide for PHW 253, 257, 260.

Core Public Health Article Databases

Specialized Databases

EM-DAT: The International Disaster Database: EM-DAT provides an objective basis for vulnerability assessment and rational decision-making in disaster situations. Use it to identify disaster types that are most common in a given country and have had significant historical impacts on specific human populations. In addition to providing information on the human impact of disasters, EM-DAT provides disaster-related economic damage estimates and disaster-specific international aid contributions.

TRACIE Technical Resources: Includes the Resource Library and the Topic Collections. Categories of documents include: Emergency management foundations; Healthcare coalition development and organization; Disaster operations; Communications; and more. The Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.

Selected Online Journals

Searching PubMed or Embase or other databases is probably the best way to find journal literature on your topics.
Below, however, are listed some relevant journal titles; find them in the databases above, or in UC Library Search:

  • American Journal of Disaster Medicine 
  • BMC infectious diseases
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
  • Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
  • Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal 
  • Disasters
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology and infection
  • Homeland Security News Wire
  • Infectious disease clinics of North America
  • Infectious diseases of poverty
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
  • Journal of Emergency Management  
  • Journal of Emergency Nursing 
  • Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • The Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Virology
  • The Lancet infectious diseases
  • Morbidity and mortality weekly report : MMWR
  • Pathogens and disease
  • PLoS neglected tropical diseases
  • PLoS ONE
  • Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
  • Vaccine