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Strengthening the evidence for maternal and child health programs

Maternal and Child Health Literature and Research Databases

Professional Resource Brief

The databases listed below are excellent tools for identifying literature and research about infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women. Where appropriate, we've included tips and search examples on how to identify literature and research efficiently. Please note that databases vary in how terms should be entered; for example, some require quotation marks and others don't. Enter search phrases as shown in bold below.

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Maternal and Child Health Literature and Research Databases: Resource Brief. (March 2012). (Updated: February 2017).

Authors: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., NCEMCH; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.