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Encyclopedias: Medicine

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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.

APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology [Rutgers Restricted]

"Provides a comprehensive overview of: the history of clinical psychology, specialties and settings, theoretical and research approaches, assessment, treatment and prevention, psychological disorders, health and relational disorders, health promotion, educational paths, psychologists' development, ethics and standards, professional organizations, and future directions of clinical psychology."

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders [Rutgers Restricted]
"Approximately 1,500 entries divided by the major conceptual areas of ASDs (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and PDDs (Pervasive Developmental Disorders), including: Research trends and findings, Behavior/speech, Communication, Treatments, and Education."

Encyclopedia of Disability [Rutgers Restricted]
A multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices. An electronic version of the 5 volume print resource.

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 Gerontology [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers subjects relating to all aspects of age, aging and the aged.

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 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 Pain [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "a source of information that spans contemporary basic and clinical research on pain and pain therapy." This Second Edition of the encyclopedia "introduces new topics consistent with advances in our knowledge of underlying mechanisms of pain."

Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment [Rutgers Restricted]
Coverage of all areas from the most traditional, such as clinical, educational and work and organizational psychology, to the most recent applications linked to health, gerontology, neuropsychology, psychophysiology and environmental assessment. Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

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.

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.

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."