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Encyclopedias: Nursing

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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 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.

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 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.

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.

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