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Environmental Health Sciences

Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in Environmental Health Sciences.

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The research guide for Environmental Health Sciences provides detailed lists of information sources to help answer your research questions. In addition, please contact me for assistance any time that you're using library resources.  I can:

  • Help with your literature search or provide advice about your research topic
  • Give you tips for finding questionnaires or other study elements
  • Teach you advanced techniques for database searching
  • Orient you to the library resources available through UM
  • Teach you about citation management tools (EndNote, Mendeley, etc.) that can save you time creating citations & bibliographies

Featured Resources


The Public Finance for Energy Database is the only resource tracking flows of money for clean energy and fossil fuels across more than one institution. At 12,000 transactions and counting, totaling over $1 trillion, our data is free and publicly available to make sure G20 governments and MDBs can be held accountable to their promises to build a livable and just future.

Access the database here:

The Heat-Related Illness and Temperature map shows the rate of emergency department (ED) visits associated with heat-related illness (HRI) per 100,000 ED visits by region (as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) for the selected day using data available through the National Syndromic Surveillance Program. The colors on the map show the average maximum temperature by county for the same day and year, using data from the National Center for Environmental Information. Note, the HRI data is updated daily and may adjust to become more accurate as more data comes in.

Access the database here:


Law Atlas logo

High-quality, open-source legal data developed or curated by the Center for Public Health Law Research at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Free, detailed legal information that is built to objectively capture nuance & to connect you to the actual laws & policies.

Two ways to explore the data. The two new exploring modes allow you to see jurisdictions where any of the answer selections are present, and where all of the selections are present. In other words, the site now supports “or” and “and” queries.

Access the database here:

Finding Covid-19 Evidence

Find information on COVID-19 quickly using these resources. The Front Door searches high quality meta-analyses, literature syntheses, & clinical guidelines from multiple sources in one place.

To search in PubMed, see the links below. To find results in more resources, including preprints, see this article: Farhad Shokraneh, Rapid Response:Keeping Up with Studies on COVID-19: Systematic Search Strategies and Resources. BMJ 2020;368:m1199. You can then modify the searches to make them more focused on the precise question that you're asking.

Please note: the links below go to public PubMed, not to PubMed @ UM.

For search strategies for OVID Medline, see the link below.

For even more resources, please see the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) research guide.