HSC2012/3 Foundations for Health

Reference Works

reference work is a book or serial publication that contains useful facts and information such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, almanacs, and catalogs. Generally, reference works are consulted for particular pieces of information, rather than read from beginning to end. Most reference works are compiled by a team of contributors whose work is coordinated by one or more editors rather than by an individual author. Updated editions are usually published as needed, in some cases annually (e.g., almanacs, who's who). NOTE: Dictionary definitions and very short encyclopedia entries can be used as a beginning point in your research, however, do not count these sources as one of the "minimum of three" academic resources. Interacting with more in-depth academic material will help raise your score.
Use the LC Subject Headings and keywords listed belowa to search the Reference databases. Try both single-use and combinations of words and phrases. There is an abundance of resources on these topics.

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Search Terms/Keywords

Using LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) to search for resources will, more often than not, yield the most relevant results.  Below are some LCSH you can use to search for topics in your Project and/or CRA.  Be sure to choose the SUBJECT search field from the drop-down list (in Adanced Search) or include the search terms in quotation marks in the Basic Search box. Enter the SUBJECT search terms exactly as you see them.
You can also search by "keyword" in the All Text or Optional fields.

 

Suggested search terms:

LCSH Keyword
NUTRITION fitness plan
HEALTH healthy lifestyle
HEALTH promotion wellness plan
HEALTH risk assessment food diary
HEALTH behavior lifestyle plan
PREVENTIVE health services  
IMMUNIZATION  
VACCINATION  
COMMUNICABLE diseases--Prevention  
MEDICINE, Preventive  
WATER quality  
WATER pollution  
RIGHT to water  
DRINKING water  
SANITATION  
WASTE management  
MENTAL health  
MENTAL health--Nutritional aspects  
CARDIOVASCULAR fitness  
STRESS management  

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