Global Health – Short User Guide Global Health is a major database of core public health literature; it includes significant unique content in the areas of tropical medicine, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety and epidemiology. It contains over 1 million records, 95% of which contain informative abstracts. Over 70,000 records are selected, abstracted and classified by subject specialists every year. Including information from more than 3500 serials, as well as a similar number of non-serial sources books, book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, patents, theses, and electronic-only publications are added annually. For more information about the Ovid software, choose Help from the top of each page or see the User Guides and Quick Reference Cards. Subject Searching Keyword subject fields within this database. searches a group of Mapping subjects taken from the Subject Headings within this database. takes you to a list of Choose to search by selecting subjects on the left, choose options on the right. Choosing “Explode” searches for a subject and all of the subjects within the same category. Author, Title and Journal Searching Author entries required. Title - enter a last name and initial(s) to see a list of authors. Choose all the enter a word or phrase to be searched in the title. Journal enter the name of a journal or publication to see a list of publications. Choose all the entries required. Other Database Fields More Fields – choose here to see a list of all searchable fields within a database. One field, any combination of fields or all fields can be searched (Perform Search) or browsed (Display Indexes). Choose the I icon (or the Field Guide) to see field information. Notable Fields Subject Fields Broad Terms – a subject field containing, the broader subject categories for subjects, locations or organisms in the subject headings. CABICODES/CABICODE Words – the CAB classification search or browse using the numeric codes or words, or use the classification browsing Tool. Descriptor Index – Geographic Locations, Organisms, Subject Headings Geographic Location – places, regions, countries. Identifiers – new or novel subjects Organism Descriptors – names of plants, animals, bacteria etc Subject Headings/Heading Words – subjects from the CAB Thesaurus. Other Fields CAS Registry Numbers – unique numbers which describe chemical substances. E Mail Address – author or contact email address. Institution – location or address or the author, generally companies, academic institutions or government departments. Meeting – information about a conference or meeting. See Document Title. Original Title – foreign language title for non-English publications. Limits Commonly used limits are listed on the Main Search Page, Others can be chosen from the More Limits page. Limits generally allow you to choose from within types of documents, languages and parts of the population. Print, Save and Email Use Results Manager to Print, Save or Email results.