SMP 1032:Personal Health

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition
This dictionary is ideal for anyone who would like a quick guide reference to the terms on food labels, in advertising, or in the media.

Dictionary of Sports and Exercise Science (electronic resource)
This dictionary provides a basic vocabulary of terms used in sports and exercise science. It covers a broad range of topics including anatomy, medicine, psychology, physiology and sports medicine.

Encyclopedia of Human Development
This encyclopedia contains entries on a wide range of topics, including education, death and dying, family development, parenting, cognitive development, mental health, language and communications, personality, social development and behavior, substance abuse, and research methods and measurement.

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender : Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender
This is both a broad and in-depth resource on issues connected with women in a two-volume reference comprised of about 100 alphabetically arranged articles. Its emphasis is on psychological aspects and covers scholarly issues on the subject as well as areas of public interest.

International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports
This encyclopedia covers women’s sports globally and in history. It contains 441 articles which comprises of sports, athletes, health issues, and social/cultural topics.

Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions
This dictionary of health care terminology contains thorough definitions in all areas of nursing, medicine, and the health-related professions. It contains a special emphasis on definitions related to new drugs, health professions, changes in health care delivery, bioterrorism, and new technological developments.

Psychology and Mental Health (electronic resource)
An encyclopedia that encompasses information from sources in the fields of psychology, medicine, and other disciplines in the life sciences. It highlights the type of psychology spoken of, fields of study, a brief definition, and a list of principle terms.

Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training
This pocket reference contains definitions for over 2,000 terms related to the field of athletic training. Additionally, it offers appendices covering various topics such as abbreviations, neuroanatomy, special physical tests, normal joint ranges of motion, codes of ethics, and prescription drugs.

The Encyclopedia of Mental Health
This encyclopedia covers topics on symptoms, disorders, treatment descriptions, pharmacology, theories, and contributors to the field of mental health. It also contains an extensive bibliography leading to further reading on topics from AIDS to yoga.

The Essential Guide to Aging in the Twenty-First Century (electronic resource)
This guide offers useful information regarding the effects of aging on mental health, physical health, cognitive functioning and behavior.

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (electronic resource)
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine provides comprehensive and authoritative definitions of nearly 8000 sports science and sports medicine terms.


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These periodicals are a good place to start research on health issues. Each link will take you into a database that will let you search current and back issues.

American Journal of Men’s Health
Search SAGE Premier for full text articles back to 2007.

American Journal of Public Health
Search Business Source Premier for full text articles back to 1975.

Better Nutrition
Search Academic Search Premier for full text articles back to 1998.

Health: The Pulse
Search ProQuest Research Library (Legacy Platform) for full text articles back to 2007.

Men’s Health
Search Academic Search Premier for full text articles back to 1990.

Nutrition Action Health Letter
Search ProQuest Research Library (Legacy Platform) for full text articles back to 1995.

Women’s Health Issues
Search ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences College Edition for full text articles back to 1995.

Women in Sports & Physical Activity
Search ProQuest Research Library (Legacy Platform) for full text back to 1992.

You can search the Journal Locator by keyword to find additional journals relating to health.

Web Sites

Additional Sites

American Heart Association (AHA)
The American Heart Association provides heart health and disease information to consumers which covers topics such as nutrition, stress management and physical activity. It also provides research, medical information as well as education materials on topics for the educator/professional.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
This site has information on healthy eating, weight control and physical activity with special emphasis on cancer prevention. While the site has materials for professionals, the publications section is also especially rich in information geared to consumers.

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization who conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.

Mayo Clinic Food and Nutrition Center
Multiple types of nutrition and health information can be found here. Recipes include healthful “Dietitian’s Tips.” Take health quizzes and “Ask the Specialist” your food and nutrition questions on this interactive website. provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

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