Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs maintains POPLINE, a freely available searchable database with over 350,000 reproductive health, population, family planning records for scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports from the 1970s onwards although there are occasional references to early 1800s material.

The 12 main categories covered are:

  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • Family Planning Methods
  • Family Planning Programs
  • Gender
  • Health Communication
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Population Dynamics
  • Population Law and Policy
  • Population, Health, and Environment
  • Reproductive Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
Spatial Coverage: 
Data Creator: 
Time Period: 

1970 - present

Data Publisher:


POPLINE provides documents in accordance with the United States Copyright Law. 

Registration is required for certain features.


Search results/documents can be exported in .csv, .ris, and .txt formats.

Data Access: 

Directly available to Edinburgh University users via EASE.