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Health Sciences

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Alcohol Studies

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Entries cover the name of the drug, including official, street, variant and historical names; an overview of the substance; statistical analysis of the growth and decline of the use of the drug; mental, physiological and long-term effects of use; treatment and rehabilitation options; and much more." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Drug Policy [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the controversial drug war through the lens of varied disciplines. A full spectrum of articles explains topics from Colombian cartels and Mexican kingpins to television reportage; from "just say no" advertising to heroin production; and from narco-terrorism to more than $500 billion in U.S. government expenditures."

Encyclopedia of Drugs - Alcohol and Addictive Behavior [Rutgers Restricted]
"The content emphasis is on updating of both topics and statistics across a broad spectrum. Specifically addressing the new frontiers that have opened in the area of addictive studies, the volumes explore not only the biological basis for addiction, but also recent enhancements in diagnosis and treatment." Electronic version of the 4 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Public Health [Rutgers Restricted]
Intended for nonspecialist readers, this electronic version of the 4 volume encyclopedia covers "topics as broad in range as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics, and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions, and biographical entries." A freely accessible version is also available.

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers contemporary and historical issues in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) field that would be of interest to those in prevention, treatment, or recovery studies or practice.


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Medicine and Public Health

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
From the National Library of Medicine, the encyclopedia includes articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries with an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics [Rutgers Restricted]
Electronic version of the 5 volume 3rd edition "covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the set helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations."

Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society [Rutgers Restricted]
"A general and nontechnical resource for those in the fields of biology, sociology, health studies, and other social science." This electronic version of the 3 volume print resource includes descriptions of cancers as well as treatments and possible causes; profiles of major cancer researchers, doctors, and cancer associations; the status of cancer in major countries around the world; an examination of the relation between race and ethnicity and cancer risk; and more.

Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief [Rutgers Restricted]
"This encyclopedia covers response to disasters around the world, from governments to NGOs, from charities to politics, from refugees to health, and from economics to international relations, covering issues in both historical and contemporary context. The volumes include information relevant to students of sociology, national security, economics, health sciences, political science, emergency preparedness, history, agriculture, and many other subjects."

Encyclopedia of Epidemiology [Rutgers Restricted]
"Entries cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Family Health [Rutgers Restricted]
"Approximately 350 signed articles written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and policy provide authoritative, cross-disciplinary coverage." "Provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers."

Encyclopedia of Global Health [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities." Electronic version of the 4 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system. This Encyclopedia also focuses heavily on geriatrics with respect to geriatric syndromes and common diseases of aging. " Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior [Rutgers Restricted]
Electronic version of the 2 volume set covering all aspects of the interdisciplinary field of behavioral medicine.

Encyclopedia of Health Care Management [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the "business of health care, with up-to-date information across a broad range of issues affecting every aspect of the industry and the people it serves, employs, and influences." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research [Rutgers Restricted]
Multidisciplinary coverage "including areas such as health administration, health economics, medicine, medical sociology, political science, public policy, and public health."

Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an extensive and rich compilation of international research, discussing the use, adoption, design, and diffusion of information communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare, including the role of ICTs in the future of healthcare delivery; access, quality, and value of healthcare; nature and evaluation of medical technologies; ethics and social implications; and medical information management."

Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers thorough coverage of relevant topics and issues in historical and contemporary context, with information on lifestyle habits and practices and their impact on health."

Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making [Rutgers Restricted]
"Discusses very general issues that span many aspects of MDM, including bioethics; health policy and economics; disaster simulation modeling; medical informatics; the psychology of decision making; shared and team medical decision making; social, moral, and religious factors; end-of-life decision making; assessing patient preference and patient adherence; and more."

Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
Includes entries for all 150 disorders classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). Also features entries for prescription, alternative, and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders. Based on the Thomson Gale print publication of the same name.

Encyclopedia of Obesity [Rutgers Restricted]
Summarizes "pertinent topics in obesity and related health conditions, including molecular biology, psychology, medicine, public health and policy, food science, environmental health, and pharmaceuticals." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of several curricular disciplines, from sociology to child psychology, from lifestyle history to social epidemiology."

Encyclopedia of Public Health [Rutgers Restricted]
Intended for nonspecialist readers, this electronic version of the 4 volume encyclopedia covers "topics as broad in range as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics, and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions, and biographical entries." A freely accessible version is also available.

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, and osteopathy. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs, are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors." Electronic version of the 4 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer [Rutgers Restricted]
"Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures." Electronic version of the 2 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers infancy through adolescence, with an emphasis on the health issues affecting children under the age of four. Articles are "arranged into five main entry types: Diseases and Disorders; Development; Immunizations; Drugs; and Procedures." Electronic version of the print resource. A freely accessible version is also available.

Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons." Electronic version of the 2 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine [Rutgers Restricted]
"Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics." Electronic version of the 5 volume 3rd edition of the print resource.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders." Electronic version of the 2 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment." Electronic version of the 5 volume 2nd edition of the print resource. A freely accessible version of the 1st edition is also available.

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
Full-text of the classic 1918 publication, including engravings, and a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.

Green Health: An A-to-Z Guide [Rutgers Restricted]
"Examines the green movement within the contexts of personal health and the healthcare industry, focusing on consumer lifestyles and how they affect resource conservation, pollution prevention, and environmental management." Part of the Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future series.

Human Diseases and Conditions
Based on the Thomson Gale print publication of the same name, and including the Behavioral Health and Infectious Diseases supplements.

Innerbody: Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online
Detailed clickable graphics of the various systems of the human body with descriptive information.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical. A freely accessible version of this 2 volume set is also available.

Medicine - Health - and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."

Medpedia
Intended as "a repository of up-to-date unbiased medical information, contributed and maintained by health experts around the world, and freely available to everyone."

SAGE Handbook of Healthcare [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace." Electronic version of the print resource.

Select list of Online Medical Books RU Libraries Medical and Health Sciences Subject Research Guide
A collection of links to medical reference books including collections in clinical medicine and psychiatry, Merck Manuals, and other resources.


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Nursing

Encyclopedia of Family Health [Rutgers Restricted]
"Approximately 350 signed articles written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and policy provide authoritative, cross-disciplinary coverage." "Provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers."

Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers thorough coverage of relevant topics and issues in historical and contemporary context, with information on lifestyle habits and practices and their impact on health."

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment." Electronic version of the 5 volume 2nd edition of the print resource. A freely accessible version of the 1st edition is also available.

Green Health: An A-to-Z Guide [Rutgers Restricted]
"Examines the green movement within the contexts of personal health and the healthcare industry, focusing on consumer lifestyles and how they affect resource conservation, pollution prevention, and environmental management." Part of the Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future series.


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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy [Rutgers Restricted]
Ready access to more than 5,000 primary literature citations and research on: gene therapy; health service delivery models; best practices documents; pharmaceutical software development; legal controversies, ethical issues, and court rulings; drug dosing and electronic prescription; postmarketing surveillance; generic equivalency; quality management procedures; and educational and training programs.

Merck Index [Rutgers Restricted]
" An encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds."


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Stem Cell Research

Encyclopedia of Bioethics [Rutgers Restricted]
Electronic version of the 5 volume 3rd edition "covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the set helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations."

Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making [Rutgers Restricted]
"Discusses very general issues that span many aspects of MDM, including bioethics; health policy and economics; disaster simulation modeling; medical informatics; the psychology of decision making; shared and team medical decision making; social, moral, and religious factors; end-of-life decision making; assessing patient preference and patient adherence; and more"

Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a clear understanding of the basic concepts in stem cell biology and addresses the politics, ethics, and challenges currently facing the field."

Medicine - Health - and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion [Rutgers Restricted]
"Addresses the interactions, contradictions, and tensions between science and religion, both historically and in contemporary life. The set examines technologies like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and continuing developments in neurophysiology against the backdrop of deeply-held religious beliefs. In addition, phenomena such as the Church of Scientology are also studied, along with more traditional issues, such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion." An electronic version of the 2 volume resource.