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This site is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. ClinicalTrials is maintained by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Maintained by the National Library of Medicine and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. PubMed specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.

TOXNET [Toxicology Data Network] is your resource for searching a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessments and regulation on toxicology, and toxicology. TOXNET is maintained by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

National Data and Statistics

Comprehensive state-by-state study of our nation’s health.

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

Trusted information on national health issues

Interactive online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources.

The Cancer Statistics Center website is a comprehensive interactive resource for learning about the cancer burden in the United States.

Tulsa and Oklahoma Data and Statistics

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is a department of the government of Oklahoma under the supervision of the Oklahoma Secretary of Health. The department is responsible for protecting the health of all Oklahomans and providing other essential human services.

OK2SHARE contains data from vital Statistics, hospitals and ASCs, health surveys, and health registries as well as links to external data sources.

The purpose of the OHIP is to improve the health of Oklahomans.  It is understood that the health improvement plan is designed to guide investments, define roles of participating organizations, and identify strategies, all to protect and promote the health of Oklahomans, to prevent disease and injury, and to assure the conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

The Tulsa Health Department's Health Data & Evaluation division can provide a multitude of health-related data for use in grant applications, presentations, program management and more.  

Electronic Journal Access

Includes medical and consumer periodicals, health newsletters, reference books and pamphlets.

Search scholarly, peer-reviewed journals to research medical disciplines including allied health & nursing. Primarily useful for people in the medical profession.

Provides articles from general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Includes material from reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos.

Select Health & Medical Periodicals in Print

The American Journal of Nursing is the oldest and most honored broad-based nursing journal in the world. Peer reviewed and evidence-based, it is considered the profession’s premier journal.

Since 1987, Health magazine has been an innovative leading women's health and lifestyle magazine.

The Journal of the American Medical Association is a peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association. It publishes original research, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of the biomedical sciences.

Mayo Clinic Health Letter provides reliable, authoritative and accurate health information.

WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those whom seek information. 

Tools for Epidemiology Research

Library Print Materials

Published by Oklahoma State Department of Health, this bulletin tracks the spread of communicable disease in Oklahoma with accompanying statistics covering 1993-2008.

Digital Journals and Periodicals

Tulsa City-County Library provides full coverage and access to numerous professional and scholarly journals focusing on epidemiology.  Click here for a guided search of epidemiology journals and periodicals.

Health Reference Materials

Health and Medical Print Reference Books

Browse our extensive collection of current health and medical books and other publications in print and in downloadable electronic format. Search the Tulsa City-County Library website for titles on topics such as consumer health, food and nutrition guidelines, prescription drug safety and interactions, injury prevention, and more.

Vertical Files

The vertical files contain newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, reports, and ephemera for an assortment of topics, including Oklahoma health and medicine.

Newspaper articles covering topics of local and regional interest were selectively chosen from Tulsa’s major metropolitan dailies of the twentieth century and deposited in these subject-based vertical files. This is the only major index for the Tulsa Tribune and the Tulsa World between 1923 and 1988.