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Good Databases to Use:

Health Source – Consumer Edition - This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Alt-HealthWatch - This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.  Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.

Consumer Health Complete - Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Provide the following information for periodicals from a database: 
author’s, editor’s, compiler’s, etc. name, if given 
title of article, poem, short story, or similar short work in quotation marks, followed by a             description, if necessary, i.e. Photograph 
publication information for any print version of the source, including:
      - title of journal, newsletter, or periodical, italicized
     
- volume and issue if given
      - date of publication - do not abbreviate May, June, July 
•number range or total number of pages, paragraphs, or other sections, if they are numbered;  use n.pag. if no pagination given
•title of the database, italicized, i.e , MasterFILE Premier, Student Edition - K12, Proquest Newspapers, Points of View, etc.
•medium of publication consulted (Web)
date when the researcher accessed the source

URL in angle brackets if necessary or required by the instructor

Model:

Hensen, Johannes. “Cortisone Replacement Therapy in Endocrine Disorders – Quality of Self-Care.” Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice 16.6 (Jan. 2010): 7. Consumer Health Complete. Web. 27 Feb. 2012.

Good Books to Use:

 

Our reference collection has numbers books about diseases, with most located in the 600s.

 

Provide the following information:
•author or editor
•title of book, italicized

•volume (if necessary)

•city of publication 
•publisher 
•date of publication

•publication medium - Print

 

Use the following format for a multivolume work:

 

Izenberg, Neil, ed. Human Diseases and Conditions.  Vol. 1. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2000. Print.

 

 

Good Websites to Use:

 

·        American Academy of Pediatrics

·        AIDSInfo

·        American Cancer Society

·        American Heart Association

·        American Medical Association

·        BodyQuest

·        CDC National Prevention Information Network

·        Center For Science in the Public Interest

·        Centers For Disease Control

·        FamilyDoctor

·        Food and Drug Administration

·        Health Central

·        HealthFinder

·        Mayo Clinic

·        MedLine Plus

·        MERCK Online Medical Library

·        Minnesota Department of Health

·        Minnesota Institute of Public Health

·        NATS – Tools for Good Health

·        National Eating Disorder Center   

·        National Woman's Health Information Center  

·        National Institutes of Health

·        NOAH: New York Online Access to Health  

·        WebMD

 

 

Provide the following information for webpages: 

 

WORLD WIDE WEB (not in a database)

 

Provide the following information:
•author’s name, if given
•title of work in quotation marks if part of a larger work; or italicized if the work is independent •title of the overall website italicized

•publisher or sponsoring institution/organization, if given; if not given use n.p.
•date of electronic publication or last revision, if available; use n.d. if no date is given

•medium of publication (Web)
date when the researcher accessed the site
•URL in angle brackets, if necessary or required by instructor

 

Model:

 

"Addison Disease." Diseases and Conditions. Mayo Foundation For Medical Education and Research, 2012. Web. 2 Mar. 2012 <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/addisons-disease/DS00361>.

 

When citing a graphic found on the internet:

 

 Provide the following information:

•author name, if given

•title of work, in quotation marks

•publication medium

•title of the website, italicized

•publisher or sponsoring institution/organization, if given; if not given use n.p.
•date of electronic publication or last revision, if available; use n.d. if no date is given 

•medium of publication (Web) 

•date when the researcher accessed the site

•URL in angle brackets, if necessary or required by instructor

 

Models:

 

“Who First Described Addison’s Disease.”  Illustration.  Bing Images. Microsoft, 2012. Web.  2 Mar. 2012 <http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=addison%27s+disease&view=

detail&id=03CF590B63954164C2E3877655FC779ACDB6BCB4&first=1&FORM=IDFRIR>.

Treat His Addison's Disease Probably Also Helped Control His Asthma.” Photograph.  Bing Images.  Microsoft, 2012. Web.  2 Mar. 2012.

 

 

 

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