Bio 12 Disease Project
WVSS Library Website: http://www.sd45slc.ca/
WVSS Library catalogue: http://sd45library.sd45.bc.ca/
Noodle Tools: http://www.noodletools.com/
Starting your research
- Open a Noodle Tools project for this assignment. Use MLA style and Advanced setting. Keep track of your sources as you go.
- Find a variety of good-quality academic sources for your research
A number of books have been set aside for you on the reserve cart. They will be available for your library sessions and for sign out afterwards. Use the library catalogue http://sd45library.sd45.bc.ca/ to find additional print sources. Most of the books on diseases will be in the 614 to 616.9 areas of the stacks.
There are two series worth checking out: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics and Diseases and Disorders.
Cite these sources as a book in print format.
Databases and Reference Sources accessed via the library webpage
General reference encyclopedias: World Book and Britannica
Type your disease into the search bar. Use the advanced or highschool level of these sources.
Consumer Health Complete, an EBSCO database accessed via the library website http://www.sd45slc.ca/databases.html
Click on the link and use the quick find to locate your disease from an alphabetical list. Alternatively type your disease into the search bar and use the tabs to select different types of sources (examples reference books, encyclopedias, news sources, videos etc)
Cite these as reference sources that you got from a database
Be sure to assess the quality and credibility of websites that you find online.
Consider who wrote it and what their credentials are.
Consider limiting your searches to certain domains. (.edu. .gc.ca etc)
Cite these sources as websites and remember to differentiate between the website and the webpage.
Health Canada (Canadian Government Department)
Health Canada is Canada’s National Department responsible for the Health of Canadians.
This link is to an alphabetical list of diseases:
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (USA Government Department)
The CDC is an American government organization whose goal is to fight disease. This link is an alphabetical list of diseases.
Mayo Clinic (Non-Profit medical organization)
The Mayo Clinic is a non profit medical organization and is considered a reputable information source. This link is an alphabetical list of diseases and conditions.
Kids Health (teen) is a website designed to provide information and advice on physical and emotional health to teenagers. It is written by doctors and funded by a pharmaceutical company. https://kidshealth.org/en/teens
Select diseases and conditions from the menu bar on the left.
Non-Profit Organization Websites
You may want to check out the non-profit society associated with your disease for more information.
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca/en/?region=bc# Click on Cancer Information
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Click on Health information for more information on Heart diseases
Canadian Diabetic Foundation http://www.diabetes.ca/
Select About Diabetes from the menu bar.
ALS Society https://www.als.ca/en
Check out the ALS fact sheets under the publications tab.
Parkinson’s Society http://www.parkinson.bc.ca/resources-services/what-is-parkinsons-disease/
Under the menu item Resources and Services, select What is Parkinson’s Disease.
Alzheimer’s Society of Canada http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/About-dementia
Select About Dementia from the menu bar.