The PH IRC has a growing collection of over seven thousands books on public health and related subjects. The IRC Catalogue can be accessed.

Reference Collection: A significant number of current reference sources are available on reference shelves. The collection includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, yearbooks, atlases, bibliographies etc.

Government Documents: The IRC acquires reports published by the Government of Pakistan that are required for the study and research at the Academy. These documents highlight important statistics, annual and five year plans, budget, census reports, economic surveys and other material published by the provincial and federal government agencies.

Reports: The IRC also maintains a collection of reports by the national and international organizations related to public health. These include, World Health Organization, United Nations, Federal Bureau of Statistics, National Institute of Population Studies etc. etc.

HSA Theses Digital Library

The IRC has developed a database of successful theses/dissertations submitted by HSA students. The database is accessible through HSA website.


The PH IRC subscribes to thirteen (13) international journals and receives three national journals that are internationally indexed. In addition to the print version, the IRC has the access to online version of these journals through Athens Log-in.



The PH IRC has access to over five thousands electronic journals, thousand of books and a good resource of databases and protocols. Following is the detail. (Athens link)

BioMed Central: It provides access to more than 300 journals and publishes over 100 Open Access journals across all of biology and medicine as well as value-add secondary resources such as Faculty of 1000. (Add Link)

Cochrane Library: A collection of six databases that contain a variety of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. (Add Link). The databases are:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Cochrane Methodology Register
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
  • Health Technology Assessment Database
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database

Ovid Online: In addition to 10 journals subscribed by the Health Services Academy, it provides access to 2826 journals and Ovid Medline – a database of over 18,000,000 records. (Add Link)

SpingerLink: Direct online access to 50,381 books and 2717 journals, 215 e-references, and 26,028 protocols fully indexed and searchable. The subject is; Biological Sciences, Computing, Engineering, Environment, Humanities, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine and Health, Physical Sciences, and Chemistry. (Add Link)

Wiley Online Library: Access to 2130 quality journals, reference works, 11386 books, 12 databases and 18 lab protocols and other online resources covering a wide range of scientific, medical, technical, and professional disciplines. (Add Link)