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This Research Guide will help MPH students find the resources they need for their classes, papers, projects, and capstone.

Welcome to the MPH Research Guide at TUC!

Here you will find helpful information for your research needs, including your how to write papers and capstones. Take some time to browse through the blue tabs above to see all of the helpful resources we have for you.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please contact us using the information by our photos. We would love your feedback and are happy to help you in any way we can.

Happy researching!


How to find TUC's books & eBooks, including course reserves, plus a list of new and featured PH books. There are also pages for biostatistics study guides, epidemiology study guides, nutrition books, and books on criminal justice.

Research Databases
best databases to use for research and finding journal articles

Data Sources
Useful websites where you can find health and demographics data and statistics, both national and international

Other PH Information Sources
Websites useful for other PH topics not covered elsewhere in this guide

Finding Full Text
How to find full text of a journal article; includes instructions for interlibrary loan

Citing Sources
Resources to help you learn how to properly cite your sources and create bibliographies

Research Methods
Books and other resources about different research methods. Includes pages on literature reviews and systematic reviews.

Global Health
Resources for Global Health issues. Includes pages on global health books, NGOs, global health news, and other global health websites

Environmental Health
Databases, books, and other resources useful for environmental health classes & projects

Program Design & Evaluation
Resources for designing and evaluating health promotion and health education programs

PH Associations
Websites and news feeds of national and international PH associations

Exam Resources
Resources to help you learn study skills & study for the CPH exam



Click here to go to the Public Health Department homepage on the TUC website.


APHA News Release
May 29, 2020 

Racism is an ongoing public health crisis that needs our attention now.

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD

“I can’t breathe.”

With those last words, George Floyd, an unarmed, handcuffed black man, died this week after being pinned down by a white Minneapolis police officer, an atrocious action that has sparked outrage throughout the nation.

We raise our voices, too, horrified, stunned and angered.

We are appalled but are not surprised by the despicable way Floyd was killed. We weep for the man, his family and a country that continues to allow this to happen. We also join in the chorus for justice and ring the alarm to all Americans. Racism is a longstanding systemic structure in this country that must be dismantled, through brutally honest conversations, policy changes and practices.

Racism attacks people’s physical and mental health. And racism is an ongoing public health crisis that needs our attention now!

We see discrimination every day in all aspects of life, including housing, education, the criminal justice system and employment. And it is amplified during this pandemic as communities of color face inequities in everything from a greater burden of COVID-19 cases to less access to testing, treatment and care.

Americans cannot be silent about this.

As Martin Luther King, Jr. observed, “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”

We refuse to be silent, and we call for you to join us in our advocacy for a healthier nation. At the American Public Health Association, every moment of our waking hours is poured into finding better, more healthful lives for all, so everyone has a chance to breathe. It’s our life-blood.


APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science. We are the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health. Visit us at


-Taken from APHA website


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Julie Horwath
Library, Room 200


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Jennifer Abueg
Library, Room 201


In your opinion, what is the most important public health issue we face today?
Climate Change: 4 votes (44.44%)
Food Insecurity: 0 votes (0%)
Equal Access to Healthcare: 3 votes (33.33%)
Mass Incarceration: 1 votes (11.11%)
Opioid Epidemic/Substance Abuse: 0 votes (0%)
Physical Activity & Nutrition: 0 votes (0%)
Immunization: 1 votes (11.11%)
Total Votes: 9