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Annotated Bibliographies and Literature Reviews

Annotated Bibliographies
See Purdue's excellent guide to creating annotated bibliographies: lists of scholarly sources with brief descriptions.

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Writing Literature Reviews - Galvan; Jose L. Galvan
Call Number: Reference H61.8 .G3 2006
ISBN: 1884585868
Publication Date: 2009-01


    CINAHL is the main database for all aspects of nursing research. Find articles from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, pamphlets, and books. See CINAHL search tutorials.
  • PubMed
    The world's largest medical database, PubMed covers cultural issues, health care administration, medical ethics, complementary care, public health, and more.
  • ATLA  
    ATLA (American Theological Library Association) is a good place to research the impact of religion on healing, health care and attitudes towards illness.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Sociological Abstracts is good place to begin you ethnographic research.
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    No full text? Click "Find It" by the article to get it elsewhere, or to order it (learn more).


The books below will get you started, and several more are available!

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Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing - Gielen, Uwe P.; Fish, Jefferson M.; Draguns, Juris G.
Use it online!
This book examines how different cultures have shaped their own concepts of healing. While its particular focus is psychotherapy, it contains useful background information on a variety of ethnicities.

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Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations: A Handbook for Practitioners and Students - Kline, Michael; Huff, Robert
Call Number: ref RA 427.8 .H497515 2007
Learn about health promotion and disease prevention programs that target and address various multicultural populations.

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Culture & Clinical Care - Lipson, Juliene; Dibble, Suzanne
Call Number: Reference RT 86.54 .C835 2005
Also get it at Mayo!
Need information about your patient's cultural background? This excellent guidebook contains a wide range of information on the health attitudes, beliefs, and practices of several ethnic groups.

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Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities - Satcher, David; Pamies, Rubens J.
Call Number: Link Level RA 418.5.T73 M855 2006
Also get it at Mayo!
This book outlines information on racial and ethnic health disparities to help health practitioners deliver skilled and appropriate care.

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Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion
Call Number: Link Level - RA418.5.T73 C853 2008
This book examines the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health practices.

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