Family planning and population


  • World's largest database on reproductive health, containing citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues
  • Contains nearly 360,000 records and has been maintained since 1973 by the INFO Project (formerly Population Information Program)
  • Majority of items are published from 1970 to the present, however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827
  • In addition to free text searching, the database can be searched by keywords from the POPLINE Thesaurus, a controlled vocabulary of 2,400+ terms used to index documents in the database
  • POPLINE's special features include links to free, full text documents; the ability to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles; RSS feeds for topical searches; and many abstracts in French and Spanish


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