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FYS Outbreak: From Yellow Fever to Today's Opiate Epidemic: Start Here


Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub

Recommended Internet Resources

Citing your work

Books at Smith Library Center

Searching for Information

Think about keywords related to epidemics in general, or a specific issue or event, to start your search in the library's WorldCat catalog. 

When you find a good item, open the Description section of the record to find more publications on the topic using the Subject Headings. Clicking on a Subject Heading will take you to a list of all the other books in the catalog that have been classified under that subject. 

Try some of these subject headings related to specific causes in WorldCat:

epidemics | opiods | plague | yellow fever | emerging infectious diseases | diseases and history  | epidemiology | pubic health

You should always search the name of any specific disease or plague that you are researching.

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