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AN/SO 382: Health, Society & Culture
Dr. Alex Ruuska
Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology, volumes 1 and 2. REF RA 418 .E354 2004. Volume 1 covers topics; volume 2 covers cultures (not a direct link: table of contents only). Each entry contains references.
Traditional Medicine: A Global Perspective. GN477 .T73 2010.
Native American Ethnobotany. REF E 98 .B7 M66 1998.
Encyclopedia of Medical History. REF R133 .M34 1985
Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present. RA649 .E53 1998
Bibliography of the History of Medicine. NMU Documents HE 20.3615:
International Bibliography of Social and Cultural Anthropology. GN 316 .I593.
Selected Medical Anthropological Journals (most available through NMU) and Database Resources:
Direct links to databases listed above: ABI Inform, Academic OneFile, America: History & Life, CINAHL, JSTOR, MEDLINE (PubMed), MEDLINE (FirstSearch), MLA, PsychINFO, Sage, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, and Springer. The odd one out is the Anthropological Index Online--this is a free database.
Google Scholar. Search for resources within the social sciences field, medical field, or across many disciplines.
NMU Library Catalog and for searching in Michigan libraries, MelCat, and even farther afield, WorldCat. Search with subject terms such as anthropology, “medical anthropology”, “medicine, traditional”, ethnobotany, ethnobiology, “traditional medicine”, "social medicine", "anthropology, cultural".
Interlibrary Loan of resources. Plan ahead! Get your books or articles early. Register for this now if you have not already done so! Requesting is easy when you use the button within most databases.
Native American Ethnobotany. Database from Daniel Moerman at U-M Dearborn (author of Native American Ethnobotany, listed above under Print Resources). Briefly cites the original publications where a reference to the plant and its use was mentioned, and then links to the USDA description of the plant.
MedAnth (A lot of Anthropology instructors had linked to this. Looks a bit suspect to me).
Medical Anthropology resources can be found using the Social Science Information Gateway website.
Infomine: A scholarly resource search engine.
Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health & Illness. Resource from the National Library of Medicine.
Demographic & Health Surveys from Measure DHS. Profiles over 90 countries with information about "health, nutrition, HIV, and population". Includes customizable data sets. Additional current information on health care and medicine in other countries can be found in Country Studies from the Library of Congress. The State Department's Post Reports were removed from public viewing in 2005, but might still have relevant information. An additional government resource is the Centers for Disease Control.
History of Medicine Homepage from the National Library of Medicine.
American Anthropological Association Styleguide. The Association's citation style is based upon the Chicago Manual of Style. A print copy of the Chicago Manual of Style can be found in the reference collection: REF Z253 .U69 2003.
Zotero. Only in the Mozilla browser. Manage your citations.
Need Further Assistance?
Stop by the Reference Desk for further assistance with any of these sources. You can also contact the Reference Desk through live chat or by phone at 227-2294, or the creator of this course guide, Bruce Sarjeant, Reference Librarian (227-1580), LRC234.