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Diseases and Conditions

**NOTE:  Before you print you must either:


1) Highlight what you want on the webpage, go to “File” and “Print,” click the circle next to “Selection,” then “Print.”  OR


2)  Copy and paste to a Word document (to find “Word,” go to “Start” and choose “Programs.”  “MS Office” is where “Word” can be found.)   Once you have the information copied and pasted to the Word Document, you can change the size of the font to a smaller size (On the Word Document go to "Edit" then "Select All."  Click the arrow next to the font size number at the top and change the number to 10 or 8 if you can read text that small.)  OR


3) If you are in a database (Grolier, SIRS, Gale, EBSCO, ABC-CLIO etc.) use the “printer friendly” icon and you don’t have to copy and paste.




The following are links to purchased databases (provide citations for you) Databases will have info on most diseases and conditions:


Britannica Online – School Edition:



Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO database) – magazines, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, videos:



Gale Group Discovering Collection database - magazines, newspapers & books:



Gale Discovering Collection Database (citation at bottom of articles): http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/DC?locID=mnkspps


*Gale Kids InfoBits database - magazines, newspapers & books:



Gale Student Resources in Context database – magazines, newspapers, videos, audio & books:



Gale Virtual Reference Library database – reference information on diseases and health:


Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO database) - consumer health information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.  Under “Limit your results” select FULL TEXT:



Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO database) - provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.  Under “Limit your results” select FULL TEXT:



*Kids Search (EBSCO database) – magazines, newspapers & books:



Magill’s Medical Guide and Salem Press Cancer database: diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues.  Also includes recent developments in medicine.  Salem Health: Cancer, is an A-Z encyclopedia for patients, with information about 835 topics in cancer: 



Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO database) – provides pros and cons to many topics, including health related. Magazines, newspapers & books:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?&authtype=ip,uid&site=pov


ProQuest database - magazine & newspaper articles.  Click FULL TEXT DOCUMENTS ONLY box:



* Denotes easy to understand


The following are links to websites that are reliable but are not purchased databases (you have to figure out the citation yourself):


General Reference (Will have info on most diseases and conditions):


Answers.com Website **Caution: this site uses Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia which accepts information from anyone, so search results must be carefully evaluated:



LII (Librarians' Internet Index) Website: http://lii.org


General Medical (Will have info on most diseases and conditions):


American Medical Association Website: http://www.ama-assn.org


Centers for Disease Control Health Topics Website: http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm


Family Doctor Website:   http://familydoctor.org


Healthfinder - U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Website: http://www.healthfinder.gov/scripts/Topics.asp?context=5&keyword=113&section=5


Healthline Diseases and Conditions Website: http://www.healthline.com/directory/diseases-and-conditions


Kids Health Website: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid


Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions Webpage: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/DiseasesIndex/DiseasesIndex


MedicineNet.com Website: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp


Medline Plus Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medlineplus.html


National Institutes of Health Website: http://www.nih.gov


Pictures of Diseases and Medical Conditions - Hardin MD - University of Iowa Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/pictures.html


Teens Health - Diseases and Conditions - Kids Health Website: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions


WebMD Website: http://www.webmd.com


World Health Organization Website: http://www.who.int/topics/en


Specific Diseases and Conditions:


Bacterial Diseases - HighBeam Encyclopedia Website:



Cancer - American Cancer Society Website:



Cancer - National Cancer Institute Website:



Diabetes - American Diabetes Association Website:



Environmental Diseases - Environmental Diseases A to Z - National Institute of Health's Website:



Environmental Diseases - Tox Town - National Library of Medicine's Environmental Health Concerns Website:



Heart Disease - American Heart Association Website:



Infections Diseases Chart - University of Arizona Website:



Virus Diseases - Hardin MD (Includes pictures) - University of Iowa Website:



Viruses - The Big Picture Book of Viruses - Tulane University Website:




MLA Citation Guideline Sheets