TERMINOLOGY - DESCRIPTORS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN....
1. Before you can start searching for any sources (including books, databases, periodicals or web sites), you need to think about possible search terms that will yield the results you need. Here are some suggestions to try:
- Contraceptive Methods
- safe sex
- planned parenthood
- Birth Control
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Venereal disease
Or try specific diseases, such as:
- Gonorrhea (sometimes spelled, gonorrhoea)
- Human Papilloma Virus
There are others, per your teacher's assignment.
The links below are for virtual books - actual print books that have been digitized. There are some excellent titles in these virtual libraries.
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You will find good information in the Science and Health databases, as well as some broad-based general databases:
Gale Science in Context
ProQuest e-Library Curriculum: Click on Topics tab next to the green search button at the top of the page. Then scroll down and click on Science ; then Healthy Mind & Body; and follow the links to your topic.
See the box on Search Techniques for useful terminology you can use when you search.
If you are looking for Current or Controversial discussion of your topic, try the following databases:
RECOMMENDED WEB SITES
SEXUAL HEALTH / STDs