HED103: College Health

Use this guide for the slide show assignment on a health issue.

Researching Diseases and Conditions

Start with the links below to reputable health agencies and library databases below, to find statistics and basic information about the disease or condition you're researching. 

1) Statistics

Search these sources for basic information and statistics about diseases. 

For population, income and other statistics about areas in the United States, from the Census Bureau:

Books on Diseases

3) Library Databases

Finally, to fill in any gaps, fnd more articles, books and videos using the Start Your Research Here box on the library's home page, linked below.

To find articles with current treatments, research and more about the disease you're researching, search these library databases:


Also try these article databases:

4) Videos on Diseases

These library databases offer fact-checked documentary videos with transcripts. They can be useful to learn more about the disease you're researching. Just log in when prompted. They will help you write an APA citation.  

These are free but valid video sites. They will not offer you a citation.

Images and Sounds Websites

Note that the last Google's Advanced Search choice, usage rights, is not particularly accurate. You'll still to check usage rights set by the images' original creators.  

To find sounds to add to your presentation, try: 

Search Engines for Privacy

Some web search engines are better than others in protecting your privacy, not storing your search history or personal data and avoiding third-party ads. Try these two if you're looking for additional information and images about diseases and conditions.