Power for Premeds: Rhetoric of Health and Illness

Term: 
Wtr 2009
Section: 
PWR 1

Librarian

Helen Josephine

Engineering Library, Head


Email: helenj@stanford.edu

SciTech Resources

Science Databases:

To locate databases by name or topic, use the SearchWorks online catalog and select the Database facet. Databases in SearchWorks are always indicated with a green bar.

  • Access Science
    The online McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology includes encyclopedia articles, biographies, videos, and news covering over 7,000 scientific and technical topics.
  • Biosis
    Indexes life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, patents, and books. Covers 5,000+ journals. Citations and abstracts only, with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • Engineering Village (also called Compendex or Engineering Index)
    References over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications. Covers all areas of engineering including environmental, electrical, and industrial. Citations and abstracts only with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • INSPEC
    Indexes published literature in physics, electrical/electronics engineering, computing, control engineering, information technology, production, manufacturing and mechanical engineering as well as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics. Citations and abstracts only with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • Medline
    Indexes medical information and the database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Contains over 16 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine, nursing, dentistry, human health. Some full-text, citations and abstracts with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • Web of Science
    Indexes authors who have been cited in current literature across 100 scientific disciplines. Key feature is the ability to search by who is citing various papers by other authors. Citations and abstracts with links to full-text at Stanford if available.
  • Science.gov
    Searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
  • SciVerse
    A federated search portal which allows cross-searching Scopus Citations, Science Direct Ebooks and the scholarly internet. Links to full-text at Stanford if available.

If you are still having trouble finding materials, just Ask Us!

Medical Rhetoric Resources

Specialized Resources

Examples of Subject Headings in Socrates

Sample Books of Interest:

Suggested Databases (see the Database list for more.)

Web Resources
Be sure to evaluate websites by critically examining content, creators, and sources for validity and bias.

  • Science.gov - Science.gov searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
  • NPR - Archives of popular news and information radio shows, such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation. Check these and others for topical stories; browse topics Health and Science. You can also find interviews on Fresh Air from WHYY.
  • NLM Gateway (National Library of Medicine) - The NLM Gateway is a Web-based system that lets users search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing "one-stop searching" for many of NLM's information resources or databases.
  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control)- CDC Mission: To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
  • Stanford Health Library - Sponsored by Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford Health Library provides scientifically-based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care. All services are free.
  • AMA (American Medical Association) - Mission: To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Section for Patients and Internet Guidelines for medical and health information sites on the Internet.

If you are still having trouble finding materials, just Ask Us!

Instructor: 
Tinker