Answered By: Vicki Sciuk Last Updated: May 10, 2017 Views: 17
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) - http://ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/berkeleycoll?db=GVRL
- Contains Encyclopedias of Medicine, Surgery & Nursing.
- It is a great starting point for an overview of a disease. Useful for the assignments or discussion board questions which ask you to describe a disease, and give its causes, symptoms, prevention, treatment, etc.
- ProQuest Health and Medical Complete - http://ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/Login?url=http://search.proquest.com/healthcomplete?accountid=38129
- Contains clinical, surgical, biomedical, consumer health, and healthcare administration journals, most with full-text articles on different aspects of your topic. Some are quite technical (or about experiments on rats), but there are many clinical trials and results of human studies, or reviews of what has been written on a subject.
NOTE: Both of these library databases have a Citation Tools button where you can get an MLA or APA formatted citation for your references - just make sure you copy the correct one that your instructor wants you to use.
Narrowing down a topic about disease:
Because "obesity" is such a big topic, you may want to narrow it down by searching in ProQuest. Maybe you'll find articles about specific aspects, so you can add something to your paper or post about them.
Examples: obesity AND African-Americans or obesity AND "Gastric bypass surgery" or "morbid obesity". Whatever most interests you.