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Track #339687: Genetic Disorders
Annotated by: Robin Shtulman
1. Health Reference Center Academic
http://find.galegroup.com/itx/start.do?prodId=HRCA&userGroupName=mlin_w_greenmid

Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

This is one of our excellent subscription databases, made available to us via our membership in the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System.  Please see Ms. Shtulman for the password.

2. Academic OneFile
http://find.galegroup.com/itx/start.do?prodId=AONE&userGroupName=mlin_w_greenmid

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

This is one of our excellent subscription databases, made available to us via our membership in the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System.  Please see Ms. Shtulman for the password.

3. Junior Edition K-12
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/k12/infomark/111/1/1/purl=rc6_K12J?sw_aep=mlin_w_greenmid

Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

This is one of our excellent subscription databases, made available to us via our membership in the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System.  Please see Ms. Shtulman for the password.

4. Encarta Encyclopedia Online
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/artcenter.aspx

A free online encyclopedia that is very good for definitions and basic introductions to topics.  Encarta also has trustworthy maps and images accompanying many articles. 

5. Medline Plus
http://medlineplus.gov/

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

6. Merck Manuals Online Medical Library
http://www.merck.com/mmhe/index.html

Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.

7. March of Dimes
http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/4439.asp

The mission of the March of Dimes is to prevent birth defects.  This web page is a portal to and alphabetical list of birth defects and genetic conditions, as well as links to infomration about genetics and genetic counseling.

8. PBS Glossary of Genetic Terms
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/genome/glossary.html

A specialized glossary to help you understand scientific terminiology in your reading.

9. Teens Health
http://kidshealth.org/teen/

Use the search box on the upper left-hand side.  You may type in a specific condition or the term "genetic disorders."

10. University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/index.cfm

Some great animations, text, and activities to help you understand genes and DNA.

11. University of Kansas Medical Center
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/

An alphabetical listing of genetic conditions, with links to information and support groups around the world.

12. National Health Information Center Database
http://www.health.gov/nhic/NewSrch.htm

Similar to the University of Kansas site, this is a searchable database of genetic conditions, providing links to information and support groups around the world.

13. Your Genes Your Health
http://yourgenesyourhealth.org/

A multimedia guide to genetic disorders.  Includes an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity.

CSHL is a private, non-profit institution with research programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics and a broad educational mission.

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