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HEALTH, AGING & SOCIETY 1AA3 - Introduction to Health Studies

Why Use Books?

Books are a great resource to use when searching for general information on a topic. They are useful for understanding a topic in its context and provide summaries of existing research as well as offer a historical perspective.

Books are best located using the Search feature in our Library Catalogue. 

Library Catalogue

Scholarly books are a great resource - watch this video to learn how to recognize one. (2:29)

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This video explains how to enter keywords into the catalogue to find books on a particular topic. (1:13)

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This video shows you how to search by book title using the library catalogue. (0:47)

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Relevant Call Numbers

The Health Science Library on campus also has books organized according to the National Library of Medicine. When looking for books in Health, Aging and Society it is a good idea to start with Class W- Medicine and Related Subjects

Subclasses that may be of interest to you include:

W 84-85.5 General medicine. Health Services

WA 1-106 Public Health General Works

WA 525-590 Health Administration and Organization

Our books are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification system. When looking for books in Health, Aging and Society it is a good idea to start with Class R- Medicine.

Subclasses that may be of interest to you include:

RA 1-1270 Public Aspects of Medicine

particularly, 

RA 1-418.5 Medicine and the State. Medicine and Society.

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