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Diseases, Disorders Guide - LSC-North Harris
- Start with MedlinePlus for a general orientation to many diseases and disorders, often written in language that is accessible to consumers. It includes an online medical dictionary, an illustrated encyclopedia, and drug information.
- Do your serious research in medical reference books or medical textbooks next.
(You may want to go directly to journal articles, but journal articles are written for people who have read the books and understand them.)
- Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - in the Reference collection, RC 55 .M4
- STAT!Ref is an online database for medical textbooks. It contains the Oxford textbooks, the Red Book, the DSM-IV-TR, Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, and many other important books.
Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.
Use the Library Catalog
- Enter search terms:
- lungs diseases obstructive
- Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
- Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
- To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
- To request a book from another location, click "request first available copy" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.
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MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, will provide data from many authoritative websites, including the various National Institutes of Health (NIH) sites, the American Cancer Society, and others. The Encyclopedia at MedlinePlus contains images that can help you illustrate your project, if you wish.
Check the NIH site particular to your topic, for example:
diabetes = NIDDK
COPD = NHLBI
cancer = NCI
infectious diseases = CDC
- Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
- Ask your professor about the required citation style.
- Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.
Each citation should answer the questions:
- Who wrote the material you are using?
- What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
- Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
- If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?