Answered By: A. Marissa Smith
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2019     Views: 11

DisasterLit is an emergency medicine and public health database, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The database links to public health and disaster medicine documents from non-commercial sources including, expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials. It does not index journal articles. Instead, it’s a database that makes finding gray literature, a source of valuable professional information in disaster medicine and public health, easier to find.

When a thorough search of the biomedical journal literature on disaster medicine and public health literature is needed, it’s best to search PubMed. When a search of consumer health information on disaster and public health information is needed, it’s best to search MedlinePlus.

See the Public Health Guide to learn more about public health resources.


See the  Emergency and Disaster Management Research Guide to learn more about emergency and disaster resources.

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