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Welcome to the Health Studies Research Guide

Welcome to the Health Studies Research Guide. Here you will find information to point you in the right direction as you do research and work on your assignments. Within the guide you will find information on things like:

Public Health Related:

Health Sciences Related:

Background information & key reference works for health studies

Use encyclopedias and dictionaries to obtain an overview of your subject, an understanding of basic concepts, a summary of key issues, and definitions.  Articles frequently include bibliographies and may refer you to other entries on related topics:

  • AccessScience (the online edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology)
  • Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment - 52 ed.
         REFERENCE  RC71 .A14 2013
  • Dorland's Medical Dictionary
         REFERENCE  R121 .D73 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics - 3rd ed.
         QH332. E52 2004  or  online
  • Encyclopedia of Cancer - 2nd ed.
         REFERENCE  RC262 .E558 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Genetics
         REFERENCE QH427 .E532 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Immunology
         REFERENCE  QR180.4 .E53 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology, Health and Illness in the World's Cultures
         RA418 .E354 2004  or  online
  • Encyclopedia of Microbiology
         REFERENCE  QR9 .E53 2009
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - 2nd ed.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
         REFERENCE  RC41 .G35 2002  or  online
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
         REFERENCE  RC437 .G35 2003
  • Gray's Atlas of Anatomy 
         REFERENCE QM25 .G72 2008
  • Infectious Diseases:  In Context
         REFERENCE  RC111 .I516 2008   


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