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Writing 39C: Argument & Research: Health/Medicine

Recommended resources for students working on their Writing 39C research and writing assignments.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/w39c

Find Sources

These databases can find all types of articles and multi-modal resources. However, they are best at finding academic research articles. Do you need a scholarly or peer reviewed article? It's a good idea to begin here.

Find books in the library:

Online reference (background) resources on health:

Selected books on health:

Newspaper Resources

  • Google News
    This is the Google News aggregation index. While historical coverage is limited, it can be a useful point of entry for contemporary issues research.
  • Los Angeles Times*
    Access to the full text of the Los Angeles Times from 1986 to the present The LA Times is not covered in the United States Newspapers database. If you need articles from before 1986, us the Historical LA Times, 1881-1986.
  • New York Times*
    Comprehensive digital coverage back to 1980 is available. If you need articles from before 1980, use the Historical New York Times, 1851-2009.
  • US Newspapers*
    Full-text content of more than 650 US newspapers. Local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics and government, local companies, and people.

The New York Times Health section

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CDC Online Newsroom

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These are examples of multimodal information sources. There are many other types of multimodal information and writing. Please consult with your writing instructor about how to incorporate multimodals into your writing assignment.

Data and Statistics - General

Health Statistics and Data

Consult the Health Statistics Research Guide for additional resources related to health statistics.

Images and Media

The following is a selective list of policy institutes (think tanks) and organizations that focus on health-related topics. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is a place to start. 

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Related Research Guides

Additional Research Support

Help Bubble

Schedule a Research Consultation

Schedule an appointment to get one-on-one research assistance from a librarian.

Visit a Peer Tutor

Get help with your writing from a peer writing consultant.

Canvas Research Skills Online Mini-Course

Self-directed online modules to develop research skills needed to for 39C. Required for online sections of 39C.