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BioMed Central is a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) publisher of more than 250 peer-reviewed open access journals. The journals here cover many specialty areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and include broad interest titles as well. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are freely accessible online upon publication. Other content in a minority of the journals is subscription-based. Articles labelled Open Access are immediately and permanently available online.
EMBASE is a comprehensive index to peer-reviewed biomedical literature with international scope, covering 1947-present. EMBASE indexes more than 2,700 journals not covered by PubMed/Medline and includes about 300,000 conference abstracts annually from 2009 to the present. EMBASE combines its own ontology, EMTREE, with that of Medline, so that more of the relevant search results are retrieved in a search. EMBASE is an ideal resource for preparing systematic reviews and tracking drug and medical device information.
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GHDx is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. IHME publishes the BioMed Central journal, Population Health Metrics, and various open-access reports. There are many interesting resources here.s page and see other items listed under the "Tools" tab.
Dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals. Key focus areas include developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and analyzing the effects of public policies.
Data Sets, Maps and Tools
CancerMondail: From WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer, the website provides access to various databases containing statistics and other information on the occurrence of cancer worldwide.
Dengue Map : Online tool from CDC, in collaboration with HealthMap, for displaying global dengue activity.
Design for Health : To accelerate the use of design in addressing global health challenges, the Gates Foundation and USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) have partnered to develop resources to support the understanding, appropriate use, and effectiveness of design in global health.
GBD Results Tool: Allow users to query, view, and download, in CSV format, the following: Data input sources, Model input data and Estimates (final GBD results: the point estimates and 95% uncertainty intervals, where appropriate, for study indicators).
Global Atlas of Infectious Diseases : From WHO, a platform for standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors.
LILACS (Latin American & Carribean Literature for the Health Sciences) : Database of health sciences literature published in Latin American & Caribbean countries since 1982. Covers 670 of the most well-known biomedical journals and other documents, including theses, books, books chapters, conference proceedings, technical and scientific reports and governmental publications.
World Bank Data : Can search by country, topic (e.g. health), or indicator (e.g. mortality rate). All World Bank data is now freely available on the site.
WHO Global Health Estimates : Comprehensive and comparable assessment of mortality and loss of health due to diseases and injuries for all regions of the world.
WHO Global Infobase: Information on chronic diseases and their risk factors for all WHO member states.
WHO Global Observatory : The major World Health Organization database. Can search by theme e.g. "Global Burden of Disease," or by country. Includes maps on selected topics.
WHO DISMOD II is a software tool that may be used to check the consistency of estimates of incidence, prevalence, duration and case fatality for diseases.
WHO Statistical Information Set. Health data on all of the 193 WHO Member States. Covers over 50 core health indicators, organized into six major areas: mortality and burden of disease, health service coverage, risk factors, health system inputs, differentials in health outcome and coverage, as well as basic socio-demographic statistics.