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LIBRARY GUIDE TO WHP 3700 - Culture Ethnicity & Well-Being

*Research and read lots of information to develop your understanding of the topic.

>Start by searching Library OneSearch tool and narrow down by format type, ie: either newspaper, scholarly etc.


Possible choices:
  • PubMed - The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE the premier database for biomedical journal citations
  • CINAHL Plus with Full-Text -comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences
  • Health Reference Center Academic - provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, includes multimedia
  • Social Sciences Full Text - full-text articles from over 300 journals, covering concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
  • New York Times - search via InfoTrac database
  • New York Times website (*allows public access from home to back issues)
Additional library resources
Collections of Ebooks by topics:
Ethnic Minorities & Public Health 
Gender Specific Public Health
Social Medicine 
*See entire Health ebook list

1. Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals. 2009. Wiley-Blackwell (ebook)
2. Encyclopedia of Public Health. 2008:185. Springer Reference. -- Cultural competence. (ebook)
3. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. 2008. SAGE Publications, Inc. --Health disparities
4.  Essentials of health, culture, and diversity: Understanding people, reducing disparities. 2013. Edberg MC. Jones & Bartlett Learning. 
3rd Floor (Circulating) Call Number: RA 418 .E327 2013 
5. Culture and mental health : sociocultural influences, theory, and practice. 2009. Wiley-Blackwell. Book - 3rd Floor (Circulating).
Call Number:RC 455.4 .E8 C785 200
6.Cultural competence: a lifelong journey to cultural proficiency. 2010. SLACK Inc. Book - 3rd Floor (Circulating). Call Number: RA 418.5 .T73 C845 2010  
7.Countries and their Cultures. (2001) Gale Virtual Reference Library (ebook) or 2nd Floor South Reference (Non-Circulating).
Call No. GN 307 .C68 2001.
Health News Websites
NLM & NIH - Medline Plus News - Health news from HealthDay and Reuters Health Information, plus recent press announcements from major medical organizations.
Public Health Newswire published by APHA American Public Health Association

KHS Health Disparities feed

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Library Contact
Picture: Julia Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only) - Currently all consultaions are conducted via GoogleMeet. 

If none of the time slots work for you or if there are none available, email me directly and suggest a date & time and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Evaluating Resources
Six Things to Consider about any information source.....

1. Authority - Who is the author/developer? What are her/his qualifications? What are the affiliations, if any?
2. Currency -
Is the material current, updated regularly?
3. Coverage -
Is the information complete? Are there sources given for additional information?
4. Accuracy -
How do you know the information contained is correct? Are the facts cited, can they be checked?
5. Objectivity/Bias -
Is the information presented objectively? What bias might the authors/creators have?
6. Appropriateness -
Is this a good source for academic / scholarly level research?

Additional information: Evaluating Health Websites tutorial

Government Health sites News & Data
Government sites
Citation Help
Kresge Library subcriptions include free access for the OU community to both RefWorks. This online personal database of references helps you generate a bibliography from your list of references automatically formatted in any common citation style.

Citation Style Guides:

Writing Help

The Writing Center at Oakland University will assist developing their ideas into polished final products. The Center's services are in high demand so be sure to plan ahead when scheduling an appointment.


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