Encyclopedias: Public Health

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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.

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 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 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 Human Services and Diversity [Rutgers Restricted]
The key themes covered include "Children and Youth Services; Community Development; Cultural Competence in Human Services; Culture-Specific Services; Family Services; Hospitals, Health Care, and Cultural Competence; International Cultural Competence; Legislation and Regulations; Mental and Behavioral Health Services; Organizations, Programs, Government Agencies and Departments; Race and Ethnicity; Regional Cultural Competence; Socioeconomic Status and Cultural Competence." The text also provides "related articles within broad, thematic areas, such as aging, community mental health, family and child services, substance abuse, etc."

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 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 Parasitology [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents all important parasites of humans and animals in detail and the less important ones in short. Each parasite has its own large “chapter” with all subheadings (life cycle, morphology, treatment etc.). Topics common for other parasites and/or transmitted agents of diseases are presented in separate topics."

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."

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.

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."

World of Microbiology and Immunology [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the concepts, theories, discoveries, and pioneers in microbiology and immunology for students, researchers, teachers, and librarians. Using a mix of traditional academic and topical articles, this title addresses current ethical, legal, and social issues with special emphasis given to biological warfare and terrorism. Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.