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Obesity   Tags: data, health, obesity overweight, social_work  

This guide is intended to help students working in social work and other related social sciences areas.
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  • Business Source Complete
    This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. Contains searchable cited references for more than 1,200 journals, and detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database.
  • CQ Researcher
    Description: Provides in-depth reports on current events and topics of current interest. Each report provides historical background on the topic, outside commentary, pro/con arguments, chronological information, and a substantial bibliography. CQ Researcher addresses a wide range of topics including legal, political, and social issues, communication and mass media, health, education, science, and technology. Coverage is from 1923 to the present.
  • CINAHL with full-text
    The CINAHL database covers nursing and allied health literature from 1982 to the present.
  • DynaMed
    A database by medical topic or condition with links to sentinel articles and includes: description, ICD-9 Codes, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and patient information.
  • Genetics Abstracts
    (1982 - Present)
    Indexes journal articles covering the widest possible perspective of genetics as a whole, from microbes to plants to humans from.
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments
    Provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. Coverage is from 1985-
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center (with Alternative Health Module)
  • Health and Safety Science Abstracts
    Published in association with the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management, this database provides a comprehensive, timely survey of recent work relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene from 1981-
  • ProQuest Congressional
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
  • PAIS
    Materials on public affairs from 1972 to date. Includes articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories about public affairs.
  • PsycINFO
    Description: Online version of Psychological Abstracts, 1887 to present. Covers journal articles, book chapters, books, technical reports, and dissertations, in psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Some links to full text.
  • Sage: Sociology Full-Text Collection
    Sociology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection includes the full-text of 33 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 24 years, encompassing over 12,700 articles. It covers such subjects as Childhood, Contemporary Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Consumer Culture, Classical Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Leisure Studies, Social Theory, Sociology of Sport, and Sociology of Work and Employment (Labor Studies).
  • Social Sciences Full-text
    Covers some 350 core periodicals in the fields of anthropology, economics, geography, law and criminology, political science, social work, sociology, and international relations from 1983-Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in January 1994. Abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.
  • Social Services Abstracts
    Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development from 1980-
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Sociology-related topics such as: abuse and neglect, aging, anthropology, criminology, crisis intervention, demography, education, ethnic studies, law and penology, social psychology, urban studies, violence, and women's studies. From 1963-
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    OECD publishes regular outlooks, annual overviews and comparative statistics.
  • Springer LINK
    (1996 - present)
    An electronic journal service with over 410 full text electronic journals published by Springer. The journals are searchable and browsable by author, title, topic or individual issue. Coverage is 1996 - present. Varies by title.

Subject Headings

Below is a list of possible subject headings you can use to search the catalog for books and journals about Obesity. To browse by subject heading, click on Advanced search, go to Option 3, then select Subject from the Browse Organized Lists drop-down menu, type the subject heading in the search box, then click the Go box. Note: This is not a complete list.



Obesity in adolescence

Obesity in children

Obesity in women

Obesity prevention

Obesity--Social aspects

Obesity treatment

Obesity--United States

Overweight persons

Overweight women

Eating disorders

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This guide was created by Marcia Gorin.


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