This guide has been designed to help BIO112 students with their A & P II research paper.
Last Updated: Sep 2, 2015
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- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Don't know a whole lot about your topic? This database gives you access to specialized encyclopedias on science and medicine topics. Just put a single subject into the search box and then look for the reference book that has the most amount of words on your topic. None of the entries are very long, but if you find a good one, it will serve as an EXCELLENT overview on your topic.
- StatREF Medical Books
Access to medical e-books covering a wide range of topics. This collection includes handbooks for diagnosis, procedures and other nursing topics. All the material is full text and the interface includes an awesome single search box that is easy to use! This database is also available in the "Quick Research Links" box on our library homepage.
- Academic Search Complete
A multidisciplinary database that includes both scholarly research studies as well as popular magazine articles. This is a good place to get started because this database will have magazine articles that can be read to help you form an argument/thesis for your paper. For Academic Search Complete database, remember to keep your search terms simple and combine your terms with AND (to narrow your topic).
- MasterFILE Complete
This database is similar to Academic Search Complete in that it cover a wide variety of topics (i.e. multidisciplinary). So, if you looking for articles about the soda ban in NYC or wanting to find article on McDonald's marketing to children using the "Happy Meal" or some other topic that has been in the news, I would try this database.
One of the most reliable sources of medical information that is available for FREE on the web. It also provides links to many, many other "free web" sources for medical information including health organization like the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, etc.