Health Sciences: Other Suggested Resources

August 15, 2008

Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering

Authoritative encyclopedia covering biomedical engineering, biomechanics, and biomaterials.

August 15, 2008

Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured

Includes the "Health Insurance Literature Database," working papers, and links to datasets on the uninsured in the United States. From the University of Michigan.

August 15, 2008

Household Products Database

Health and safety information on hundreds of household products from the National Library of Medicine. Includes auto, pesticides, cleaners, personal care, and pet products. Searchable by brand name, type of product, manufacturer, chemical name, or CAS registry number. Includes links to Material Safety Data Sheets.

August 15, 2008

HIV InSite

Extensive searchable information on the treatment, prevention, and policy of HIV disease from the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital. Includes "Knowledge Base," a well-researched online text prepared by health care professionals. Also includes news alerts.

August 15, 2008

Statehealthfacts.org

State-level data on health status (including smoking rates); health costs, insurance, and services; women's health (including abortion policies and statistics); minority health; and AIDS/HIV (including sex education policies). From the Kaiser Family Foundation.

August 15, 2008

Nutrient Data Laboratory

Includes USDA National Nutrient Database, which provides detailed information on the nutritional value of foods. Also includes lists of foods that contain a particular nutrient.

August 15, 2008

Alan Guttmacher Institute

Data and research reports on sexual and reproductive health issues, including abortion.

August 15, 2008

Annual Reviews

Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.

August 15, 2008

In Their Own Words

Collection of oral histories, documents, and images related to the National Institutes of Health's early research on AIDS.

August 15, 2008

Medicine and Madison Avenue

Images of 600+ health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s to the 1950s. Ads illustrate the variety and evolution of marketing images for a wide range of products, such as: household cleaners, vitamins, pain relievers, and diet aids. Also includes historical documents (i.e. reports, editorials, radio scripts) that relate to the creation and influence of health-related advertisements.

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