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WRTG 105 & 105A Disease & Society (Schaefer): Home

Resources for writing class that studies public health issues, diseases, mental health and more

Disease & Society

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Article Databases by Discipline

The resources listed below are subject specific. A suggested strategy would be to explore your topic in Articles & Books search and Google Scholar and Proquest in the "Getting Started" section, and then try one or more of the others depending on the direction you decide to take.

Public Health Guide - Here you will find a number of resources related to public health. This guide has been curated by the Public Health librarian, Stephanie Barrett.

Sociological Information (Past and Present Human Societies)


Biomedical Information (Includes Physical and Mental Diseases)


Philosophical Information (Includes Ethical or Moral Issues)


Information about Policy (Government Topics and Influence on Policy


Literary Information (Includes How Literacy Works and reviews and criticisms)


Historical Information


Communication and Media Information (Human Communication and Media Studies)


UR Catalog Search (using Articles, Books & More)

Use the Catalog Search in Articles, Books & More to search specifically for books or journal titles or other materials available at the University of Rochester Library. Use the full Articles & Books for searching for article authors and titles.

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Off Campus Access

All electronic library resources, including e-journals, databases, and course reserves, are available to current students, faculty, and staff from off-campus using either your My Account/NetID or VPN access.  When you click on the link of a restricted library resource from the libraries' website, you will be prompted to login.

Citation Tracking: Finding articles by citation

Once you have one (or more) useful article on a topic, use the references at the end of article to find more sources on your topic using our Citation Search tool.  This helps you see what was written previous to your current article, often called citing backward.


Use Google Scholar to see who has cited your article after it was published.  This helps you see what has been written after your article was published, citing forward.


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Sue Cardinal
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