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CABI Publishing - Global Health Database

Publisher: CABI Publishing

Joined: 2003

Type: Bibliographical abstract and indexing database (includes references to journals, books, conferences, reports and handbooks) containing some full text.

Content Overview

NEW: Global Health is the only specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health, completing the picture of international medical and health research by capturing key literature that is not covered by other databases.Derived from over 7,300 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 2.8* million scientific records from 1973 to the present. Around 190,000 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 database'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 has a growing number of full text articles (over 76,900*) from journals, conferences, and reports.

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Subject Strengths

  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Medicinal and Poisonous Plants
  • Community and Public Health
  • Human Nutrition
  • Communicable Diseases, including AIDS and HIV

Service Strengths

  • Tropical Diseases
  • Coverage from 1973 to the present day
  • Over 6,000 serial sources from more than 125 countries are scanned by subject specialists for relevant articles on human health
  • Global Health provides an alternative point of reference, complementary to other databases such as MEDLINE with a broad analysis of developing country information, foreign language journals, books, research reports, patents and standards dissertations, conference proceedings and annual reports
  • 40% of the records in Global Health are unique to Global Health

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