Marge Peters . (630) 942-2337 . firstname.lastname@example.org
Virus: "A piece of nucleic acid wrapped in bad news." Peter Medawar
VirusWorld (University of Wisconsin)
See images and YouTube movies by selecting a virus from the dropdown list. Look further down on the left column and see Virology Links and Educational Resources.
Click on Library Catalog (http://lrc.cod.edu)
Do a SUBJECT search on VIRUS DISEASES. Note the Related Subjects!
Both books and audiovisual materials will be listed in the catalog.
Encyclopedia of Virology (3 v.) Reference QR 358 .E53 1999
Encyclopedia of AIDS Reference RA 644 .A25 E5276 2001
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine ebook Online and Reference RC 41 .G35 2011
Human Diseases and Conditions (3 v.) Reference RC 81 .A2 H75 2000
Statistical Handbook on Infectious Diseases Reference RA 643 .W33 2003
Epidemics and Pandemics: Their Impacts on Human History Reference RA 649 .H293 2005
Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence Reference RA 649 .E53 1995
Click on Databases.
Use these databases:
Health Reference Center
Health Source Academic
Newspaper Source Provides selected full text for 23 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Times (London), The Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selected full text from nearly 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, The New York Daily News, The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Each of these databases has a slightly different way of searching . Most allow you to limit to ONLY full text articles, only scholarly journal articles, and to a particular time frame.
WHO Global Health Observatory
Under Sitemap at bottom, browse Health Topics for Fact Sheets, Statistics, and outbreak news for many viral diseases.
Microbiology Bytes: Virology
Check the DNA and RNA viruses.
Yahoo is an example of a human-indexed directory of the internet, along with search engine features http://dir.yahoo.com
Directory choice is at the top or click this link: Health > Diseases and Conditions> Infectious Diseases
Search engines , such as Google, or Ask.com match key words via software programs called "robots" or "spiders". See links from Library Home Page. Most programs only require the entry of all terms wanted--it only returns pages that include all of your search terms. For a better search, use quotation marks ("....") around phrases: "West Nile Virus"
Go to Yahoo at http://video.yahoo.com. Enter term(s)you want presented in video. Be sure to watch the timing --some of these streaming videos are over one hour in length.
Go to Blinkx at http://www.blinkx.com and type in term(s) you wish to match. Click on the thumbnail of videos you wish to see. Sometimes ads precede the content if on an advertiser-sponsored channel (Fox and others).
Use Google's advanced video search: http://video.google.com/videoadvancedsearch Enter words or a phrase to search. Be sure to click English if that is your main language and choose Duration to limit to specific length.