Global Health Resources
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C.O.D. Reference Books:
These are just some of the useful global health-related books located in the reference collection on the first floor of the Library.
- Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology : Health and Illness in the World's Cultures (2 volumes) Reference RA418 .E354 2004
- Encyclopedia of World Cultures (10 volumes) Reference GN 307 .E53
- Health and Illness : a Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia Reference R733 .L477 1997
- Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women : Global Women's Issues and Knowledge (4 volumes) Reference HQ1115 .R69 2000
- World Factbook Reference G 122 .U56a
Search for Library Materials:
Use the catalogs below to locate print and audio-visual materials.
C.O.D. Library Catalog Search Tips:
Look for journal articles on your topic in C.O.D.'s article databases (online indexes that also contain some full text articles). You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.
C.O.D.'s Health Databases
Internet Sites Arranged by Category:
- CIA—The World Fact Book
The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies, but not on subnational administrative units within a country or supranational entities like the European Union. A good encyclopedia should provide state/province-level information.
- Country Studies
Covers 102 lesser known countries and regions. Notable omissions include Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end of each section of text.
- International Statistical Agencies (compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau)
Multicultural Health Information:
- Assuring Cultural Competence in Health Care: Recommendations for National Standards and an Outcomes-Focused Research Agenda
"This project makes recommendations for national standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) in health care. Based on an analytical review of key laws, regulations, contracts, and standards currently in use by federal and state agencies and other national organizations, these standards were developed with input from a national advisory committee of policymakers, health care providers, and researchers."
- CCHCP -- The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
The site contains cultural profiles useful to health-care providers or community liaisons including free, downloadable files on the Arab, Cambodian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Lao, Mien, Oromo, Samoan, Somali, South Asian, Soviet Jewish, and Ukrainian cultures. Additional profiles can be purchased.
- Culture Cues™
"Tip sheets for clinicians, designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures served by University of Washington Medical Center."
Sponsored by the Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, contains information about cultural beliefs and medical issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle. Includes cultural profiles for Somalis, Cambodians, Vietnamese, and others as well as foreign language patient materials.
- Health Information Translations
Offers translated patient education materials for select Limited English Proficiency populations. Languages include African French, Chinese Simplified, Chinese traditional, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Ukranian. Materials are written at or below a 6th grade reading level. English versions of the translations are available for the health care team.
- The Provider's Guide to Quality & Culture
Joint project of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), United States Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration and Bureau of Primary Health Care. "This Web site is designed to assist healthcare organizations throughout the US in providing high quality, culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations."
- Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links
Links to general resources dealing with transcultural health and health care for various religious faiths including the Amish, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Islam, and ethnic groups, including Hmong, Thai, and Cambodian.
World (Global) Health:
Health Science Courses often require APA citation style but you may be asked to use MLA style (clarify with your instructors what style is required for each research project).
C.O.D. Library's Citing Sources Page (APA and MLA examples for print and electronic resources as well as additional citation resources)
APA Style.org: Electronic References Remember that online sources, such as articles from databases and web sites, will require some extra steps in order to properly cite them!
Using APA Format from OWL--the Purdue Online Writing Lab (includes examples of parenthetical citation)
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