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Public Health

This guide was created to assist Public Health students with research using library resources and also grey literature.

Intro to RSS and alerts

RSS (aka Really Simple Syndication) and email alerts help you keep up to date with new information from all types of sources, including:

  • news or announcements in health and medicine from media outlets or government sites
  • table of contents (ToCs) from latest journal issues
  • new journal articles on your research topic, based on personal searches in a specific database
  • new books at the library

 

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Managing RSS: Feed Readers

RSS feeds publish frequently updated web content in a standardized XML format - you can subscribe to and manage these feeds with feed readers or aggregators. Some commonly used free (and freemium) feed readers are listed below:

Apps for phones and tablets

These apps can be used to collect and read the latest news, articles, and more from your favourite journals, newspapers, and websites:

Latest Public Health Research @ U of T

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Latest from CIHR

Funding News

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Health Research News

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News from the Public Health Agency of Canada

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CBC Health News

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News & Emerging Outbreaks

CDC Public Health Matters Blog

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Top Consumer Health Websites

Compiled by members of CHLA (Canadian Health Libraries Association), here is the list of top consumer health websites for 2010: