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Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in Public Health.
Last Updated: May 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the general guide for the SPH community. If you've been searching for 20 minutes or longer and can't find what you're looking for, feel free to give us a call! Your library informationist can:

  • Show you how to cite your sources and manage your citations
  • Help you find grants and other funding sources, as well as specific information NIH grantees need to know
  • Show you where to get assistance with statistical software
  • Provide links to other library resources for research and scholarship, teaching, and professional development

The departmental guides, linked to the left on this page, provide detailed lists of information sources to help answer your research questions.  Each departmental guide lists the best sources for finding statistical data, articles, and facts for topics of particular interest to your department's faculty, students, and other researchers.


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Public Health Mobile Apps

  • AIRNow
    Provides real-time air quality information to help you protect your health. Get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). With air quality maps.
  • CDC Flu App
    Easily view current influenza recommendations & influenza activity updates. Available for the iPad/iPhone/iPod. More apps from the CDC can be found here.
  • CDC Mobile
    Provides information on seasonal flu, H1N1 flu, public health emergencies, and more. An app for the iPad is also available. From the centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • EPA Mobile
    Mobile-friendly version of the US Environmental Protection Agency's web site.
  • Magpi (formerly Epi Surveyor)
    Easily & inexpensively create mobile data collection forms for Android, iOS, Symbian, and SMS, all without programmers or tech consultants.
  • Health Map Mobile
    Provides real-time disease outbreak information; based on outbreak data of varying reliability (from news sources to curated personal accounts, to validated official alerts).
  • Public Health News
    Stay up-to-date on breaking public health news and research, plus events and activities going on around the Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Safe Pregnancy & Birth
    A comprehensive app on pregnancy and birth, especially for low resource settings. Available for iOS & Android, in English & Spanish. From Hesperian.
  • UV Index
    Provides a daily forecast of the UV radiation levels from the sun on a 1 - 11+ scale.

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Statistical Resources Mobile Apps

  • Kaiser State Health Facts
    Provides free, up-to-date, & easy-to-use health data on all states & more than 700 health topics.
  • Measure DHS
    Provides the major indicators for surveys - Demographic & Health Survey, AIDS Indicator Survey, & Malaria Indicator Survey - at your fingertips.
    Toxicology & environmental health databases: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB®); TOXLINE®; ChemIDplus®; TOXMAP®; WISER®; & Haz-Map®


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