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HUM BIOL 217: Human Disease and Society

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This guide will help you find resources and information for your disease project for HUM BIOL 217.

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Pick a topic and find background information

These reference books contain short entries about specific topics, and they can be a really useful starting point for your research. You can browse through them to get topic ideas for your project. Once you have a topic, read through the corresponding encyclopedia entry for background information and to view a list of related resources.

Find scientific/scholarly journal articles

In addition to the resources listed above, these library databases may be useful for your research. They contain scientific (scholarly) articles and book chapters related to health and medicine. Start by searching for the name of the disease you're studying.

Get the Full Text

If you see a Find full text button Find full text for an article in a database, click on it to connect to the full text. If the article is not available, request it through interlibrary loan with the "Request a PDF (1-3 days)" link.