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Children's Health

Information on CHILDREN'S HEALTH can be found in many libraries as well as at a number of reliable internet resources.

From this web page, you will find sources from a health sciences perspective.

ADOLESCENT is defined as a person 13 - 18 years of age.
ADOLESCENT HEALTH SERVICES is defined as organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
CHILD is defined as a person 6 to 12 years of age. An individual 2 to 5 years old is CHILD, PRESCHOOL.
CHILD HEALTH SERVICES is defined as organized services to provide health care for children.
CHILD NUTRITION is defined as nutrition of children aged 2-12 years.
DISABLED CHILDREN is defined as children with mental or physical disabilities that interfere with usual activities of daily living and that may require accommodation or intervention.
INFANT is defined as a child between 1 and 23 months of age.
PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY is defined as the practice of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of children, proper maintenance, and treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
PEDIATRIC NURSING is defined as the nursing care of children from birth to adolescence. It includes the clinical and psychological aspects of nursing care.
PEDIATRICS is defined as a medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.

All of the bold-face terms may be used for subject searching in EuclidPLUS (as a MeSH: Medical Subject Heading Search) or in PubMed. All of the definitions for the bold-face terms are from MeSH, Medical Subject Headings from the U. S. National Library of Medicine.

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Print Resources

Readily available books and journals are good starting places for research on a topic. Dictionaries and textbooks are especially helpful. Please check the items listed on Print Resources for Children's Health available at Case.

Catalogs are lists of materials an institution owns or to which it has access. At Case Western Reserve University, the catalog is EuclidPLUS. EuclidPLUS includes information about print and electronic materials, both monographic and serial.

Other catalogs are:

    OhioLINK Library Catalog >>
    Library of Congress >>
    The National Library of Medicine's LocatorPlus >>
    WorldCat >>

Research Databases

Databases are collections of data organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer. In libraries they are primarily bibliographic in nature, indexing journals, meetings and sometimes books. An example of a database is PubMed.

Other databases where you can find information about Children's Health are:

    CINAHL >>
    ERIC >>
    ISI Web of Science Citation Databases >>
    MedlinePlus >>
    PsycINFO >>
    Sociological Abstracts >>
    For additional databases, please check the All Research Databases at Case >> page.

Electronic Resources at Case

CHSL provides information on Electronic Books. >>

There are many links to electronic journals from the resources listed in Library Catalogs and Databases. >>

CHSL also has links to collections of Electronic Journals. >>

Government Resources
    Children's Health Protection from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency >>
    Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council >>
    State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in Ohio >>
    U. S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau >>
    U. S. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development >>

Web Resources
    Children's Health from MedlinePlus >>
    KidsHealth from the Nemours Foundation>>
    National Center For Education in Maternal and Child Health >>
    National Children's Study >>
    NetWellness >>
    United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) >>
    World Health Organization's Child Health >>

Statistics >>
    Faststats Child Health >>

Associations and Organizations
    American Academy of Family Physicians >>
    American Academy of Pediatrics >>

Other Information
    Finding Health Sciences Information >>
    This page is maintained by the Cleveland Health Sciences Library.
    OhioLINK & ALAO Instruction Clearinghouse >>
    There are links to online tutorials and help pages available here.
    Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication >>
    This is the Vancouver style for preparing manuscripts.