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Library Resources for SC235

Books of Interest

These resources can be a great starting point for your research.

Research Strategies

This assignment requires you to research a genetic disease, discuss the major signs and symptoms associated with the disease, and offer a hypothesis of how the disease is inherited.

The Library has lots of reliable resources, including reference books and journals, to help you. Studies continually demonstrate a correlation between improved grades and library usage, so be sure to use the suggested research strategies provided on this page. 

Starting Out

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a great database to begin your research. This database consists of reliable reference encyclopedias and handbooks, giving you an overview of the topic.

Suggested search strategy:

  • Search the collection generally. Keyword suggestions:
    • genetic diseases
    • genetic disorders
    • inherited conditions
    • hereditary diseases
    • genetic conditions
  • Search the collection specifically. Type in the name of the genetic disease you're researching (e.g. huntington's chorea)

Finding Journal Articles and other Publications

Find reputable journal articles in ProQuest Central. This collection of resources includes several health science collections such as ProQuest Biological Science.

It's best to search more specifically in this database. A great way to narrow your results is to combine search terms. For example:

  • genetic disease huntington's chorea
  • inherited conditions huntington's disease
  • hereditary conditions "huntington's disease"
  • genetic condition "huntington's chorea" symptoms

Quick tip: Using quotation marks is another way of narrowing your search results. The quotation marks tell the database to look for the words closer together (as a phrase):

  • "genetic diseases" "huntington's chorea"

Need more?

You can also try expanding your research by using the box on the Search page of this research guide. This box, powered by EBSCO Discovery Service, will expand the resources beyond just ProQuest Central and include everything EBSCO and our other databases has to offer.

Quick tip: To refine your search results even further, be sure to use the various limiters in all our database. These limiters include, but are not limited to, publication date range and source type.