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HEA 316 — Introduction to Epidemiology

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Naomi Moy




Journal Articles

Government Agencies and International Organizations

  • Use the Library's ToroFind Catalog to search for books by author, title or subject. In addition to finding materials available in the CSUDH Library, you will find links that enable you to request books directly from other libraries: "Search for & Request Book/Article NOT in CSUDH Library" (WorldCat) and "Search for & Request Books in all 23 CSU LIbraries."
  • To find your books placed on reserve, click here:  HEA 316 .  Please go the the Reserve Desk located on the 2nd floor of Library North.
  • You will need your CSUDH photo identification card to check out physical copies of books at the Circulation Desks on the 2nd floor Library North. 


The library has a large collection of electronic books making it possible for you to read books 24/7 on your home computer or other devices, such as an iPad. You will find links both in the library's ToroFind Catalog  as well as in various e-book database collections.

  • Required Textbook:  Carr, Susan et al.  An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology.  NY: Mc-Graw Hill Oopen University Press, 2007. Click on the link to open the book.  This will require your myCSUDH username and password for access.
  • Supplemental Textbook: Friss, Robert.  Epidemiology 101. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009.
  • Both the ebrary and EBSCO E-Books collections have many books on the topic of public health and epidemiology. As a student of CSUDH, these full-length books are available to you  free of charge.

Journal Articles

To use CSUDH databases when you're off campus:

  1. You must be a current CSUDH student, faculty member or staff member.
  2. Adobe Acrobat Reader software (v. 7.0 or later) must be installed on your computer. Many articles are available only in .pdf (portable document format) format; you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and/or print them. Get the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader free at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

Here are some recommended databases for use with Public Health and Epidemiology topics:

When using our databases, please click on the .pdf links or the "Find It @ CSUDH Library" image.  If you see this image

Government Agencies and International Organizations

Government agencies and international organizations offer a wealth of information on public health topics.  They can provide reports and statistics to provide a local, national or global perspective.  Here are some to consider:

United States:

International Organizations

Research Institutions