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Global Health: Introduction

Guide to help users to use Global Health to conduct effective literature searches and to manage search results.

What is Global Health?

Global Health search boxes.

Global Health indexes a wide range of literature on public health policy and practice, much of which isn't indexed by other databases, and it represents publications from 100 countries. Publications include academic journals, conference proceedings, reports and books. The date coverage is 1973 to present.

Connecting to Global Health

  • Off-campus students and staff: after clicking on a link to Global Health, you will be asked to enter your University of Bath username and password (unless you have already connected to the University's website using a VPN).

Checking the availability of an article/document

  • As with most library databases, Global Health provides abstracts (summaries) of articles/other documents. Some of its search results include a PDF link to the full text but usually, you'll see a blue and white links button within each result. Click the 'Links' button to enter the Library Catalogue - here you'll either find a link to the full document or a statement explaining that the content is unavailable.
  • If there's no link to the article in the Library Catalogue record:
    f you're signed in to the Library Catalogue, you'll see a link inviting you to request a scan of the document from another library. Click this link to complete a request form. There's a good chance that you'll then receive the scan, either the same day or within two working days: further information about the Inter-Library Loan service

Catalogue record link to Inter-Library Loan request.