A good place to start your research is with an overview of your topic. Review the Research Guide handout and videos then complete the assignment, researching the disease your instructor assigned or approved. The final step will be to provide citations for your reference list.
Information Literacy Standard covered: New Jersey Information Literacy Progression Skills Number 2.1(c) and 2.3(b) Identifies and selects appropriate tool for information need; uses multi-disciplinary databases.
Preparation for the assignment: Videos
Disease overview resources : One minute video
Searching the Gale Virtual Reference Library database: Two minute video
Where to start your research: Explore the "Health Studies Resources Tab " available on the Clifton and Dover campus web pages. The first collection there is:
The GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY (contains Encyclopedias of Medicine, Surgery, Nursing, etc).is a good starting point - it will give you a description of a disease (causes, diagnosis, treatment) and a few key terms to get you started. (Good for the assignment which asks you to also describe the disease).
ProQuest HEALTH AND MEDICAL COMPLETE is a collection of clinical journal articles which contain more detailed information (limit to full text only)
The assignment listed below is in a Microsoft Word document format, so that you are able to save it to your computer or flash drive. Your instructor may request that it be submitted through Blackboard.