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BIO 142 / NAS 162: Organ Systems & Diseases (AL): Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

Overview of Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

Find a general overview of causes, symptoms, and treatments for many disorders in books (use library catalog below), encyclopedia articles, and clinical reference tools like DynaMed.

Detailed Information on Specific Aspects of the Disease

Medical journals

Find the most up-to-date information on treatments and other aspects of the disease in journal articles using the databases linked below.

Search Tips

Select the most important 2-3 ideas related to your topic. Put the word AND between each new word or idea; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

diabetes AND treatment

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words).

"coronary artery disease" AND angioplasty

Use the asterisk (*) to truncate a word; this tells the database to look for all words that have the same base. In the example below, search results would include treat, treats, treated, treating, treatment, etc.

diabetes AND treat*