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Consumer Health: CONSUMER HEALTH Home

Welcome to the Consumer Health Guide

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Consumer Health:

Information intended for potential users of medical and healthcare services. There is an emphasis on self-care and preventive approaches as well as information for community-wide dissemination and use.

Patient Education:

The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.

The following databases contain information on Consumer Health and Patient Education.
Hover over a database name for details.

Effective Searching must be planned and methodical. Below are suggested steps for searching.

1. Know your topic. (Background Information)
       
Dates, names, spellings, definitions, symptoms, etc.

2. List all the search terms for the topic you can think of.
       
Think SYNONYMS: Formal, Informal, and Technical

3. Ask yourself where might information on your topic be located. 
       Internet? Books? Newspapers? Journals? 

4. Choose your search tool.
      TWUniversal?  A Database?  Google?  Google Scholar?

5. Decide which information format you want.
      
Article?  Video?  Book Chapter?  Audio file?  Image?

6. Make a plan.
     Database  +  search terms X, Y & Z  +  peer-review

7. Explore your topic in several places. 
      Analyze your results. Which search terms work best?

8. Search again and again and again.
      Keep testing search terms in different databases.

9. Archive your citations in RefWorks.
      Let RefWorks create your Bibliography automatically.

10. Can't find what you are looking for?
      Ask the Librarian assigned to this Subject Guide for help.

Example Database Search for articles:

Database Search Example with Boolean

Example Google Scholar Search for articles:

Google Scholar Search example with Boolean

 

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Resources

TWU Student Health Services    

Monday - Friday     
8:00am - 5:00pm

For appointments, call 940-898-3826 (Denton / Dallas) or 713-500-3248 (Houston).

Medical Services:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Illness / Medical Issues
  • Physical exams
  • Confidential STI and HIV Testing
  • Immunizations and Allergy Injections
  • Prescriptions

Women's Health Care:

  • Breast exam
  • Pap smear
  • Pregnancy testing 

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Merck Manuals
Online Medical Library
Home Edition For Patients and Caregivers

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Consumer Health = Daily NEWS

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Health Sciences Librarians
    
DENTON CAMPUS
Elaine Cox
Texas Woman's University
Blagg-Huey Library
P.O. Box 425528
Denton, TX 76204
Phone: 940.898.3701
Email: ecox@twu.edu

DALLAS CAMPUS
Eula Oliphant   &   Mandie Mims
T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences
Health Sciences Library
5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue
Dallas, TX 75235-7299
Phone: 214.689.6585
Email: eoliphant@twu.edu or amims@twu.edu

HOUSTON CAMPUS
Marilyn Goff
Institute of Health Sciences
Academic Resource Center
6700 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030-4132
Phone: 713.794.2481
Email: mgoff@twu.edu