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Welcome to Research Guides @ CDC

Research Guides are designed to help you find more in-depth information on specific library products or services in one convenient location.

Research Guides

The Stephen B Thacker CDC Library Research Guides are designed to save you time and effort while increasing the quality of your research!  From topic guides that suggest resources tailored to your topic, to research tools that help you manage your citations, to tips on how search databases effectively, to resources to help you maximize your publication’s impact, these guides are curated by CDC librarians to bring you the best places to get started with your research.

Unfortunately, some resources described in these guides are only available to patrons with a CDC user ID and password. Find a library near you that may be able to help you access similar resources by clicking the following links:  OR .

CDC patrons with a CDC user ID and password are the first priority for CDC library staff.  For more information on privileges for patron groups check out our Policies and Patrons page.


Materials listed in these guides are selected to provide awareness of quality public health literature and resources. A material’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Public Health Service (PHS), or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nor does it imply endorsement of the material’s methods or findings. HHS, PHS, and CDC assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by HHS, PHS, and CDC. Opinion, findings, and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in these materials, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of HHS, PHS, or CDC. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by HHS, PHS, or CDC.

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