Focus on Global Health in August

GlobalThe Health Sciences Library invites you to tour the world with us this summer!  Not literally, of course, but you can sample a world of international public health information with us  in August as we sponsor a trial of the Global Health Database.

Global Health is produced by CABI,  an international organization whose mission is to improve public health by applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.   Derived from over 6,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 2.2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present. Around 170,000 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 CABIdatabase’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 also has a growing number of full text articles (over 45,000) from journals, conferences, and reports.

After you complete your ‘world tour’, please let the Library know what you think by sending your comments about Global Health to hslref@virginia.edu .  The trial access to the Global Health Database will only be available August 1-30.  No passport needed!

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