|Alison (Ali) Konieczny|
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Some of the infectious diseases listed are more easily searched by a common name. You may want to look up the infectious disease in Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions to see if another name for the condition is provided.
Good overviews of diseases can be found in Reference Books, such as Encyclopedias. Consider starting your search in:
- Stat!Ref: An online resource- this database searches through many medical reference books at the same time.
- The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases: This encyclopedia is available in print at the library.
Best Bets for Finding Infectious Disease Overviews
Already linked above, but it's worth mentioning again!
Click here for a Stat!Ref Database Guide.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Find information from medical encyclopedias, journal articles, pamphlets, videos, and more using this database that is filled with information oriented towards health care consumers. This is a nice place to get a general overview of different diseases and conditions, as well as medications. Ideally, you will find a disease overview under the Books and Fact Sheets tab.
This is a general database that will be useful for searching many subject areas. Health Reference Center is a subset of General OneFile and operates in the same manner as General OneFile. Try searching in the box that says Find Subject, and if you do not find your subject using the common name or medical terminology, then try the top search box.
Note: If your subject comes up, click on the + sign to break your topic down by subheading, such as causes of, diagnosis, etc.
In some databases you will see an option for a Text version of the document or a PDF version. In general, the PDF version is preferable as it is most often a scanned version of the original and will therefore contain the graphics. When e-mailing, printing, or saving a group of articles, be sure to select the full-text or PDF option if available.
Some databases contain little full-text, but allow you to link out to Ferris' holdings or the interlibrary loan request form. The picture below is an example of the options you may see when trying to locate an article or journal.
Any more questions? Contact: Alison (Ali) Konieczny / Email / Phone: 231-591-3696 / Office: FLITE 315
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Last update: September 19, 2009