When designing a public health program, it is helpful to review studies of what interventions have been tried before and how effective they were. The following databases can help you find articles evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. If you need help searching these or other databases, ask your Public Health Librarians.
PubMed with LinkOut to full-text
A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE and other sources.
The largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources.
Cochrane Databases (Wiley)
The Cochrane Library includes seven distinct databases in its collection:
Health Evidence - Free Resource
A project from Canadian governmental and non-governmental organizations that aims to support evidence-informed decision making in public health by providing a searchable database of reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. Using 'Advanced Search' you can browse by topic, intervention, population, and more. You will need to self-register for a free account to use this resource.