Find Articles in Databases & Journals
Use databases to search multiple online journals at the same time. Find articles about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more.
Find Background Information
Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories and are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.
- AHA Hospital Statistics
- Encyclopedia of Epidemiology
- Encyclopedia of Global Health
- Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior
- Encyclopedia of Health Care Management
- Encyclopedia of Health Services Research
- Encyclopedia of Public Health
- Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health
- Oxford Textbook of Public Health
- Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health: Discourse and Conversation Studies
- Sage Handbook of Healthcare: Global Policies, Business Opportunities, Scientific Developments
Browse Useful Websites
Websites can provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study.
- American Public Health Association
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
- IL Dept of Public Health Statistics
- IL Dept of Public Health A-Z Topics
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/NIH
- Health Services Research & Public Health Information (NLM)
- Healthy People 2020
- CDC Wonder
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
- U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services: Information and Agencies
Develop Research Skills
Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject or for a specific class.
Health Research Guides
- Disability and Rehabilitation
- Health Policy
- Health Promotion and Education
- Health Statistics and Data
- Public Health
Use Additional Library Resources
Community/Public Health Related Libraries and Library Services
Learn About Other Resources on Campus
Learn about health resources, research, and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
About the Community/Public Health Collection
The College of Applied Health Sciences can trace its roots back to 1895 when the department of physical training was formed. In 1932 the School of Physical Education was established, consisting of three Departments: Physical Education for Women, Physical Education for Men, and Health Service. The Department of Health and Safety Information was established in 1957, and was later called Health and Safety Studies. It was renamed Department of Community Health in 1992, and was merged with the Department of Kinesiology in 2005. Today, the department supports programs in all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement from the cell to society, all of which balance health theory with practical experience through field placement and research. Selected programs include an interdisciplinary health undergrad program and an accredited Master of Public Health degree. The original Physical Education Library was established in 1949 in Room 104 of the Main Library; the first doctoral degree in physical education was awarded the same year. When the northwest addition to the Main Library was completed in 1964, the Physical Education Library was moved to a new, larger space in Room 146. The name of the library was changed in 1975 to match the name of the college, Applied Life Studies. The name was changed again in 2006 to Applied Health Sciences. The AHS Library’s collection and services were merged with others to form the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) in 2012.
Please direct all comments or requests for information to SSHEL, firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-1864.