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Health Issues

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This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.


Web sites
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
l
eading federal agency for protecting health & safety of people;see link for Health Topics A-Z
Drug Information on The Internet
webliography of evaluated sources from College & Research Libraries News
Health & Medicine:Selected Internet Resources
resources selected by librarians at the Chicago Public Library
Health:Google Directory
links on health, wellness and medical topics from the Google Directory
MayoClinic.com
provides useful and current information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic
Medical Resources & Information for The Consumer:Helping You Make Informed Decisions
webliography of evaluated sources from College & Research Libraries News
Medline Plus
health information from the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library
State Health Facts Online

latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation

Selected Books In The Oakton Library
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
Call Number: REF RC71.C8 (DP)

Directory of Internet Sources for Health Professionals
Call Number: REF R859.7D36G75 (DP)

Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases
Call Number: REF RC112.T87 (DP)

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (Volumes 1-5)
Call Number: REF RC41.G35 (DP & RHC)

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health (Volumes 1-5)
Call Number: REF RT21.G353

A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements
Call Number: REF RM258.T35 (DP)

How To Find Health Information on The Internet
Call Number: RA773.6M39 (DP & RHC)

How To Find Medical Information on The Internet
Call Number: R119.9.K69 (DP)

The Internet and Healthcare
Call Number: RA 971.23.I56 (DP)

Internet Resources for Nurses
Call Number: REF RT50.5.I57 (DP)

Magill's Medical Guide (Volumes 1-3)
Call Number: REF RC41.M34 (DP)

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Call Number: REF RC55.M4 (DP)

Locating Additional Books In The Oakton Library
Search for additional books about health issues in ILLINET Online, the Library's online book catalog. Make sure to get your library card at the Circulation Desk.

Magazines, Journals and Newspapers
Search Expanded Academic ASAP, an online periodical index, for magazine, journal and newspaper articles related to health issues. Many of these articles will be full text and can be sent to your e-mail account. You can search this index from any computer on campus. For off campus access, follow the directions below.
Note
To access Expanded Academic ASAP off campus, ID number is 23211 immediately followed by your social security number. (example: 23211xxxxxxxxx)

Tip
Evaluating health information on the web is imperative for authority and currency. For more information, see Web Sites You Can Trust from the Medical Library Association. See also Evaluating Medical Resources Online from the LibrarySpot.com.

Note
This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

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