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LB 326B Medicine, Health, and Society & Medicine in the Wild: Home and Catalog

This course is an introduction to methods and practices of studying how we moderns organize care in the hospital, and ultimately produce and respond to facts about the people who move through it.

Catalog Search

  • The Library catalog is the primary way to find materials within the library. The online catalog lists all of the materials owned and cataloged by the MSU Libraries, both print and electronic journal titles, books, music CDs, government documents, videos & DVDs, and dissertations.
     
  • SearchPlus is a method to search across books, chapters, ebooks, and articles in a single search. It allows users to search most of the library's online databases and the library catalog at the same time.
     
  • The Advanced Search of the catalog allows you to search using multiple keywords, subjects, and combine fields like author and title. You can also set limits, including by collection (i.e. the format - periodicals, electronic resources, or any of the special or branch library collections), material type (i.e. maps, dissertations, etc.), location, language, and by a date or range of dates.  Results can be sorted by date (most recent first), alphabetically by title, and by relevance.

Subject Headings

Subject headings describe the core theme or subject matter of a work. Finding an appropriate subject heading can lead you to similar works and make research easier.

Cancer.
Hospital. [links to MESH term; long list of related subject headings beginning with 'hospital...'.]
Oncology.
Orthopedics. [links to MESH term; long list of related subject headings beginning with 'orthopedics...'.]
Practice and Hospital Management.
Wound Healing.
Wounds and Injuries -- therapy.

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