Find below some subject terms that may be assistive to you in your research. Please note that the term lists are not comprehensive. The following databases covered include Medline, the Global Health Database, Embase, and CINAHL. If you have questions regarding the research process, please feel free to Ask a DML Librarian.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH Terms):
Population Health Special Query:
"The Population Health Special Query is a PubMed search of relevant MeSH headings and other text words combined by NLM staff to retrieve citations about health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. MeSH headings were selected with the assistance of members of the National Academy of Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice staff and a member of the National Academy of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement."-NLM staff
The Global Health database brings together the Public Health and Tropical Medicine (PHTM) database and the human health and diseases information extracted from CAB Abstracts. It covers the following aspects of human health and disease: communicable, tropical and parasitic diseases, human nutrition, community and public health, medicinal and poisonous plants, and more.
The Embase database, through Ovid, provides an index to international pharmacological and biomedical literature from around the world.
Emtree (Subject Headings):
The CINAHL database is comprised of information for the subjects of nursing and allied health.