Welcome to this webpage designed to guide students to appropriate information sources for their research on the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and issues raised by it. It provides links to electronic reference works on healthcare ethics, links that will search the DUQSearch online catalog for relevant reference works, print books, ebooks, and links to databases useful for finding articles from magazines and peer-reviewed journals. It also provides information on citation, as well as information on obtaining books and articles not available through the Gumberg Library. Finally, It provides a model for evaluating information sources, so students are sure that the resources they use as evidence to support claims made in their writing (particularly information sources from the Web) are appropriate, acurate, and authoritative.
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Books are great information sources because they gather together lots of detailed information on a particular topic. You would need to read hundreds of articles just to get the information found in one book. Use the tables of contents and indexes of the books to quickly get to just the information you need.
Click on a link below to find all the books on that subject in DUQSearch, the online catalog.
Reference works, like encyclopedias, are great places to get basic information on a topic. The articles cut right to the chase and provide you with relevant information without going into extraneous detail.
To access these reference works off-campus, you will need to enter your Multipass username and password.
Articles fom magazines and journals are great resources for providing the latest information on a topic. Of course, they are much shorter than books, giving information usually on only one aspect of a topic. Use them to supplement the information found in books.
To access these databases off-campus, you will need to enter your Multipass username and password.