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Global Health Pathway: Library Resources

Recommended MCW Libraries resources for researchers in the global health pathway.


This LibGuide will be retired after July 31st, 2022. Please refer to our new Scholarly Pathways LibGuide and the Global Health page found here.

Contact library staff if you have questions.

This page contains recommended library resources for researchers in the Global Health Pathway. The PowerPoint from the MCW Libraries presentation is available for review below.

Recommended Databases

You may want to search a variety of databases to find different perspectives on your research project. These are a few places to get started.

In most of these databases, you can use the Get It From MCW Libraries button to connect to the full text of the article or to request a copy of an article through Library on Request.  Get It From MCW Libraries

Citation Manager

Citation managers are used to help you keep track of sources as you search for literature. You can collect source information from many different databases and websites, organize the sources into folders, and create bibliographies.


Use BrowZine to discover journals in the field of global health. You can add a journals to your personal bookshelf, sign in to your account and click ADD TO MY BOOKSHELF. Learn more about BrowZine.

Additional Journals

* Subscription journals are available on the campus network or via the proxy

MeSH Terms

Controlled vocabulary terms used by PubMed and Ovid/MEDLINE, related to community health. 

  • Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. Link to MeSH description​. 

  • Global Health: A multi- and interdisciplinary field concerned with improving health and achieving equity in health for all people. It transcends national boundaries, promotes cooperation and collaboration within and beyond health science fields, and combines population-based disease prevention with individually-based patient care. Link to MeSH description​. 

  • Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services. Link to MeSH description​

  • Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures. Link to MeSH description.

  • Medically Underserved Area: A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population. Link to MeSH description.

  • Minority Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of members of minority groups. Link to MeSH description.


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