For this class, you are required to conduct some research on a particular disease. You need to find background information such as how it spreads, its pathophysiology, current therapies, etc. In addition, you need to locate current information on the disease using scholarly articles.
To begin, look online to learn a bit about your disease. Some good places to start are:
- Medline Plus - consumer health information from the National Libraries of Medicine
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - U.S. government agency that works to detect and respond to new and emerging health threats
- World Health Organization - International organization that works to prevent and treat both communicable and non-communicable diseases
- Your disease might have multiple names -- search for all of them. For example, bird flu = avian flu = H5N1.
- Combine your search terms to find more specific information about your disease. For example: H5N1 AND epidemiology.
- Don't forget about books! Search the library's book catalog by your disease name to see what we have.