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LIBRARY GUIDE TO BIO 4972 - Biomedicine and Disease

Course Readings
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Available as e-book -- Only 6 students can simultaneously access the ebook so DO NOT download it!
    • Click the 'EBSCOhost Ebooks' link to access the e-book
  • The print book is available to check out for 2 hours (at the Service Desk in Kresge Library)
  • Check your public library for print copies -- OU students can check out books at the Rochester Hills Public Library using their Grizz Card. The public library in your city may also have copies. 
The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
  • Available as e-book
    • Click on the 'EBSCOhost Ebooks' link to access the e-book
  • 2 copies of the print book is available to check out for 2 hours (at the Service Desk in Kresge Library)
Finding journal articles
You can find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles on diseases and medical ethics is both of these databases: 

Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)
The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations. MEDLINE dates back to 1946 and includes more than 20 million citations in medicine, nursing, allied health and dentistry. How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science
Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI). These indexes contain references that have been cited in other articles. You can use these citations to perform cited reference searches (locate articles that cite an earlier publication). How to export to RefWorks
Sources on diseases
Pathophysiology resources Background info on diseases Drug treatment information
Sources on medical ethics
Library Contact
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Joanna Thielen
Assistant Professor

Office Hours: W 10-12 and Th 1-3
Office: Kresge Library 245
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Stuck on difficult terminology?
These online reference sources are a good place to find short and easy to read summaries on biological and biomedical topics.

Medical Terms
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary 

Stedman's Medical Dictionary 

Biological Terms
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Dictionary of Biology (Penguin)

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
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