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Pandemics - Public Health Research Guide

This guide focuses on the law related to efforts in preventing, detecting and containiing pandemics on the international, regional and national level.


To retrieve publications on Pandemics, consult the library's catalog and conduct a subject search for:

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Epidemics
  • Influenza
  • Pandemics

Here are a few books to begin your research:

Journal Articles

Consult the Research Guide on Articles for Legal & Non-Legal Research for assistance in locating articles on pandemics. You can also filter the library catalog to articles only when searching for pandemic, infectious diseases, coronavirus, zika or any other terms.

Medical Journal Articles

Public Health Journals

Current Awareness


Government Reports

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of the Library of Congress, provides authoritative, objective, and nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, regardless of party and affiliation. CRS produces new research as issues develop or are anticipated, and their reports are designed specifically to meet the needs of Congress. CRS research, while on a variety of topics, falls under five divisions: American Law; Domestic Social Policy; Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade; Government and Finance; and Resources, Science, and Industry.