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Animated Dictionary of Health and Medicine Restricted Resource
"The Focus Animated Medical & Health Dictionary provides definitions and animations for hundreds of medical and health related terms. This collection covers most terms from anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, diseases, diagnostic tests and therapies. Each term is explained through animated video."
Black's Medical Dictionary Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
A comprehensive medical dictionary, contains 5000+ definitions and medical terms
Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease Restricted Resource eref ebook
"An interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease."
Ask Harvard Medical School Video Series Restricted Resource
"​Ask the Doctor questions answered by Harvard Medical School faculty members."
Consumer Health Complete Restricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
CHC is a comprehensive reference resource covering topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition, etc. The emphasis is on consumer rather than scholarly information. Includes fulltext from journals and specialized encyclopedias, as well as images, videos, and animations.
Encyclopedia of Family Health Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
This encyclopedia contains "approximately 350 signed articles written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and policy provide authoritative, cross-disciplinary coverage." 
Encyclopedia of Global Health Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
"The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive, one stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with more than 1,200 articles, the Encyclopedia covers all aspects of health..." 
Medical Encyclopedia Index - University of Maryland Medical Center
A medical encyclopedia containing: symptoms, injury, diseases, sugery, and special topics
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Consumer information for 700+ diseases, symtoms, and treatment
SAGE Handbook of Healthcare Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref
Science Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
Full-text reference resource compiled from nearly 640 specialized encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental sciences, physics, medicine, science & society, and technology.
Harvard Health Unrestricted Resource
MedlinePlus: Directories Unrestricted Resource
Quackwatch Unrestricted Resource
Articles and Databases
Alt HealthWatch Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Emphasis on holistic and integrated approaches to wellness and health care. Index with abstracts to articles back to 1984, full text for 180 journals and reports back to 1990.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing) Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit database
Search 3,000+ journals in nursing and allied health back to 1937; covers nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, etc. Coverage: 1937 - present
Dimensions Unrestricted Resource
"Dimensions is a modern and innovative, linked research data infrastructure and tool, re-imagining discovery and access to research: grants, publications, citations, clinical trials, and patents in one place"
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Index with fulltext for 550 scholarly journals covering many areas of medicine. Include the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide covering 1300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4700 brand names.
Medline Restricted Resource findit elm database
Indexes more than 19,000 journals, 1950 to present, in all areas of medicine, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and other areas.
National Library of Medicine - NIH Health Databases
A wide variety of databases from the National Library of Medicine.  Includes PubMed, AIDSInfo, Clinical Trials and many more.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource findit database
 The premier index for scholarly articles relating to all aspects of psychology and related fields.
PubMed Unrestricted Resource database
"PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books."
ScienceDirect Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Search over 1,200 scholarly journals published by Elsevier. ScienceDirect is multisubject, but specializes in science. Note: We do not have full text access to all journals. 1993 to present for Academic Press journals; 1996 to present for Elsevier journals
Images, Video, and Digital Media
Films on Demand: Health & Medicine Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Films & videos covering the topics of diseases, disorders & disabilities, health care & treatment, health careers, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, personal health & wellness, and public health.
Images from the History of Medicine - National Library of Medicine
"...provides access to the nearly 70,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)."
Medical Picture Gallery - Hardin.MD - University of Iowa
Images of various diseases and conditions.
MedlinePlus: Video and Cool Tools
" videos on topics such as human anatomy, surgical procedures, health news, interactive tutorials, games, calculators and quizzes."
CDC - Public Health Image Library
An image library Including "Photographs, Illustrations, Multimedia Files"
Public Health - Statistics and Data
Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) - Data, Statistics, & Tools
"Largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States."
 CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The world's largest telephone survey, BRFSS tracks health risks in the U.S.. Individual states and territories use this data to create policies and initiatives for health-related goals.
CDC Data and Statistics
Portal for access to all public health data and statistical sites developed through the CDC.
CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The primary health statistics agency in the U.S.. Statistics include accidents, birth, and growth rates in addition to leading causes of death, mortality health status, and disease indicidences. 
CDC State or Territorial Health Departments
Links to all state and territorial health departments in the U.S.
CDC Injury Prevention & Control: Data and Statistics (WISQARS)
"CDC's WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources"
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
"The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income and teen births in nearly every county in America"
More than 100 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public.
WHO Global Health Observatory
"The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities."
Subject Specialist
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Susan Hubbs
Professor, Research Librarian
MC 130C
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Jennifer Quinlan
Associate Professor, Student Success Librarian
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Search for Books
Web Resources - Health & Nutrition Education
CDC Learning Connection
"Link. Log in. Learn. CDC Learning Connection (CDC LC) helps you locate learning products and resources from across the public health community."
"East to follow tips for consumers and professionals alike. Available in English and Spanish."
K12 Science and Health Education
"Working with teachers and scientific experts to provide FREE reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education programs."
KidsHealth in the Classroom
"KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for all grades and subject areas"
PE Central
"Premier health site for health & physical education"
Research and Citation Guides
Citation Styles
Consult examples of APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, and other citation styles, and use Mendeley or Zotero to manage your references and format your bibliography.
Designing Conference Posters
Useful guide for "Do's and Don't's" in designing and creating conference posters.

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