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Health Education Research Guide

Research guide for students in Health Education courses.

What is Background Information?

Background information is the foundational information you must know to create a research question or topic. Background information gives you an overview of basic ideas or concepts related to your topic. It also introduces you to the academic language that experts may use to describe your topic. 

Reference Databases

Principles of Health Series

The Principles of Health Series by Salem Press provides high school students, undergraduates and public library patrons with a solid foundation for various topics in health. Easy-to-understand entries on hundreds of important terms, principles and concepts allow readers to develop a deeper understanding of each field. Using these volumes, students and researchers will have the tools they need to begin their study of health and the body.

Below are some examples of titles in this series. For a full list of all titles, see OneSearch. The GCC Library has all titles in both print and ebook form.

The Health Reference Series

The Health Reference Series by Omigraphics provides basic medical information for patients, families, caregivers, and the general public. People looking for preventive guidance, information about disease warning signs, medical statistics, and risk factors for health problems will also find answers to their questions in this series.

Below are some examples of titles in this series. For a full list of all titles, see OneSearch. The GCC Library has some titles in print, some as ebooks, and some as both.

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