UAB Libraries is pleased to announce that the Public Health Information Literacy Certificate Course (Category B, non-credit) is now available on Canvas for the Fall Semester!

Led by UAB Libraries Liaison to the School of Public Health, Kay Hogan Smith, MLS, MPH, the course consists of eight sessions (see below) with a supplementary advanced search techniques module. The goal of this free online course is to promote lifelong skills in library research focusing on specific public health research domains and challenges. The course is self-paced, and registrants should complete five of the eight sessions for the certificate. Kay is joined by UAB Libraries colleagues Brooke Becker and Jill Deaver as co-instructors for some of the sessions. Specific session topics include:

  • Library research basics/introduction to medical literature database searching
  • Citing sources/EndNote
  • Social sciences/health policy resources
  • Health statistics/data sets
  • Grey literature/test instruments
  • Systematic reviews in public health
  • Environmental health/disasters resources
  • Keeping up with the literature after graduation
  • Supplemental: Advanced searching techniques

Register for the course at For more information, contact Kay Smith at or 205.934.2208.