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Public Health

Resources for students and faculty in the USF SONHP Public Health program.


This guide will introduce you to Gleeson Library resources that are essential for graduate public health students. It includes links to select databases, as well as tutorials and guides. 


Select COVID-19 related literature and data


Finding Books related to Public Health

These videos demonstrate  how to use the Library's Ignacio catalog to discover and access books in print and electronic format. The first video executes a simple keyword search for a book title and the second video utilizes the catalog's advanced search screen and filters.

Web Resources

Google Search Tip

The open web (the web that is searchable using Google) is an excellent resource for health data. Limiting to .gov sites using the "site:" operator can be particularly helpful. For example,  the following Google search heart disease epidemiology site:gov will bring back results about the epidemiology of heart disease from the CDC; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; MedlinePlus; as well as state and local public health departments. 

Google search box containing the terms heart disease site:gov

Watch the brief video below for more Google search tips

Find more information about the TOXNET suite of databases in the Environmental Health guide

Statistical Data

Laws & Legislation 


MPH Capstone Projects

Find completed MPH Capstone Projects, and learn about the USF institutional repository submission process. 

View past USF MPH Capstone projects

Citing Sources



APA Resources

APA 7th Edition: Formatting In-Text Citations

APA 7th Edition: Formatting References