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Global Health

Understanding Article Types

You may need to consult various databases depending on the topic and type of information you are seeking. 

Here are some common article types used in global health research:

  • Primary research articles
  • Review articles
  • Systematic reviews
  • News
  • Grey literature

Keeping Current with RSS or Email Alerts

Most databases will let you create ​RSS feeds  or email alerts to track new publications based on a particular journal or keyword that you would like to follow. Ask a librarian, if you need help!

Article Databases for Global Health

Finding Specific Articles, Journals, and Databases

  1. Find the full text of a specific article by using the library's Articles search. Paste in the article title.
  2. Find specific journals by title (ex. Social Science & Medicine) using the Online Journal Titles page.
  3. Find specific research databases  (ex. Pubmed) using the Research Databases page.

Can't find the article? Request articles that Duke doesn't own using document delivery.