What resources are available to you on campus when researching medicine, public health, and health care law? Our campus libraries have several public health and scholarly databases to research health care law. 

Library Research Guides

Health Law Resources

Consumer Health

Health Statistics

Medicine/Public Health Databases

Databases by Subject:Medicine/Public Health

Some Favorites

These databases are very current.  As an example, try the keyword search: coronavirus or "infectious diseases."


Description from the Catalog: MedlinePlus is an extensive consumer health site with access to information about specific diseases and conditions from the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, health organizations and academic medical centers. Additional information includes health dictionaries and encyclopedias, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials. Both health professionals and consumers can depend on it for accurate, current health information. (Updated daily)


Description from the Catalog: With UpToDate, you can get specific, detailed answers to your clinical questions from the office, exam room or bedside. UpToDate covers more than 7,700 topics in 15 medical specialties and includes more than 80,000 pages of text, plus graphics, links to Medline abstracts, more than 260,000 references and a drug database. Our physician editors and authors review and update our content continuously.

Scholarly database that covers both science and law publications:

Web of Science

Description from the Catalog: Web of Science indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, data sets, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.The Web of Science is a combination of several databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Science & Technical Edition). It indexes more than 12,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing complete bibliographic data and author abstracts. Every item of significance is listed: articles, reviews, letters, notes, corrections, and editorials. 

University of Wisconsin Coronavirus Information: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/coronavirus-2019/

Submitted by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian on March 5, 2020

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