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HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE; A GUIDE FOR FIRST TIME USERS.

Sunday, 23rd of December 2012 Print

If you are a student or health worker

Note the self-instructional items listed under public health training on this page, especially
www.globalhealthlearning.org . Click on the horizontal bar under the photographs for items on specific diseases and areas of interest, such as the Millennium Development Goals. Browse the subject headings or search box for updates within your area of interest. Click on successive page numbers to browse highly accessed items from previous months.

For items from your country, type the name of your country in the search box by the binoculars.

If you are a disease specialist

Go, for example, to the headings under measles, polio, malaria or HIV/AIDS. If yours is another specialty, type in your disease specialty in the search box by the binoculars.  HPV specialists, would type 'papillomavirus' into the search engine

If you are interested in neglected tropical diseases, your best starting point among the journals is the homepage of http://www.plosntds.org/static/scope.action

if your interest is malaria, your best starting point among the journals is www.malariajournal.com

All readers

Go to  http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0020228 for a practical guide to medical searches on the Internet.

Use the search box, by the binoculars, to browse topics of interest, based on words appearing in the subject line of each update.

To do your own search, go to www.pubmed.gov and type your search item in the box. Be specific: if you are looking at the epidemiology of measles, type 'measles epidemiology,' not 'measles.' For Boolean searches by country, type, for example, 'measles AND Zambia.'  A complete tutorial for the use of Pubmed is available online at http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0020228

The Pubmed page generates, in chronological order, all published citations. To view only review articles, or only open access articles, click where indicated on the left hand side of the page.

For a more detailed discussion of search engines, go to http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0020228

GOING TO THE SOURCES

The sources below, with URL addresses, provide the majority of the updates on this site.
In addition to having websites, most also have an electronic table of contents which is periodically sent to persons requesting it.

 

Source

URL address

American Journal of Epidemiology

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

http://www.ajtmh.org

British Medical Journal

http://www.bmj.com

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/bulletin/en

Cochrane reviews, at www.cochrane.org

www.cochrane.org

Emerging Infectious Diseases

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

Eurosurveillance

http://www.eurosurveillance.org

International Journal of Epidemiology

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org

International Journal of Health Geographics                       

  http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com/content/7/1/31

Journal of Infectious Diseases

http://jid.oxfordjournals.org

Journal of Population, Health and Nutrition

http://www.icddrb.org/publication.cfm?classificationID=30

Journal of Population, Health and Nutrition

http://centre.icddrb.org/activity/index.jsp?activityObjectID=86

Malaria Journal

http://malariajournal.com

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr

New England Journal of Medicine

http://www.nejm.org

Pan African Medical Journal

http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com

National Bureau of Economic Research,

www.nber.org

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

http://www.pnas.org

PLOS Medicine

http://www.plosmedicine.org/home.action

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

http://www.plosntds.org/home.action

South African Medical Journal

http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj

The Lancet

http://www.thelancet.com

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

http://www.thelancet.com

Tropical Medicine & International Health

http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1360-2276

Weekly Epidemiological Record

www.who.int/wer

www.globalhealthlearning.org

www.globalhealthlearning.org

www.ichrc.org

www.ichrc.org

www.malecircumcision.org

www.malecircumcision.org 

www.measuredhs.com

www.measuredhs.com

www.pubmed.org

www.pubmed.org

www.technet21.org

www.technet21.org

www.ted.org

www.ted.org

www.who.int

www.who.int

www.wikipedia.org

www.wikipedia.org

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