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How to use this guide
Some Things to Keep in Mind...
This guide is designed to provide a starting point for researching topics dealing with health, nutrition, and physical fitness. The resources listed are in both print and online formats.
If your professor is asking you to find more scholarly material, place a checkmark next to "scholarly/peer reviewed" when using the articles databases listed below.
For more consumer-oriented material, try limiting your search to magazines or newspapers, or explore online reference book collections like the Health Reference Series Online or Salem Health.
For more specific material on Nutrition and Physical Education/Physical Fitness, use the tabs above.
HACC Library: Books and Media Catalog Search
The HACC Library: Books and Media catalog is a searchable database of books, periodical titles, and audio-visual material available at Harrisburg Area Community College.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Full-text consumer health magazines, health pamphlets, and reference books covering medical sciences, food science and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides students, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines.
Health & Medicine (ProQuest)
Full-text articles covering health, medicine, substance abuse, and many other health-related topics.
Online Reference Books:
Health Reference Library
Provides basic medical information for patients, families, caregivers, and the general public.
Combined searchable encyclopedia sets
Magills Medical Guide, 8th ed. and Addictions & Substance Abuse (2018).
Oxford Reference Online
Articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, and reference sources from all subject areas. Includes quotations, maps, and illustrations.
Articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources from all subject areas. Includes images, audio pronunciation files, maps, and data tables.
Films on Demand
Curriculum-focused, streaming video titles from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, A&E, History, ABCNews, BBC, NBC News, Biography, National Geographic and others.
Consumer Reports on Health
Presents information for consumers on health and health issues aimed at enhancing the quality of life. Not intended as a substitute for professional or medical advice.
Harvard Health Letter
Interprets timely health information for the general reader in layman's terms.
Provides health and medical information for consumers
Focuses on health and personal fitness. Covers natural foods, nutrition, medical treatments, exercise and contemporary life-styles.