Library Resources & Services

Meeting the knowledge-based information needs of Legacy Health

DEI Resources





Identity & Gender


Sexuality & LGBTQIA+




Imaginations : Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies




Identity & Gender




Sexuality & LGBTQIA+


Databases & Data Resources:

American Public Health Association (APHA) Health Equity – The APHA’s mission is to improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status for all Americans

CDC Health Equity Resources – Tools and data sources to help communities, programs, and initiatives work to remove barriers to health and achieve health equity

CDC LGBT Health Data Resources – Find resources and publications for clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals related to LGBT health

City Health Dashboard – Provides city- and/or census tract-level data for over 900 cities across the United States to describe population health within local contexts

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps – Provides data at the county level with the goal of improving health outcomes for all and closing the health gaps between those with the most and least opportunities for good health

EBSCO OneSearch simple keyword search across multiple databases (EBSCO Complete with Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane and some electronic books) and includes fields of nursing and allied health

EthnoMed Integrating Cultural information into clinical practice

LILACS Scientific health information from Latin America and the Caribbean countries

Pubmed - Searches MEDLINE, which is the primary source of journal articles for the health sciences (fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, health care systems, and basic sciences). Ovid MEDLINE is optimized for advanced literature searches. Coverage is from the 1940s to the present.

State Health Facts This data portal from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation presents health facts by state

Example keywords & search terms (not a comprehensive list):

  • health disparities or health care disparities

  • health inequality or health inequity

  • Ethnic and racial minority 

  • racial discrimination or racism or racial discrimination

  • illness or injury or disability

  • rates of mortality or mortality rates

  • health care policy

  • Health Disparate, Minority and Vulnerable Populations

  • delivery of health care/ethnology

  • social determinants of health

  • minority health

  • social discrimination or ableism


Chidiebere Ibe instagram Medical student/medical illustrator, illustrates Black people in images for textbooks

Mind the Gap Diagnostic images of Black and Brown skin

OHSU Diverse Images and Audiovisuals for Educating Health Professionals – resource for diverse audiovisual materials


Terminology Guides:

Inclusive Language Guidelines APA language guide

Preferred Terms for Select Population Groups & Communities CDC Gateway to Health Communication

Library Resources for Transgender Topics Search terms & strategies from the University of Minnesota Minneapolis (