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Bioethics Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, statistics, and other information on moral and ethical aspects of biological and medical sciences and technologies. Good for assisted suicide, cloning, transplantation, gene therapy, etc.

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Biology QH332

Medical philosophy. Medical ethics R723-726

Keywords to search: animal, bioethics, biological, biomedical, biotechnology, clinical, cloning, ethics, euthanasia, experimentation, genetic engineering, genetics, law, legal, legislation, moral, morality, religion, transplantation.

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications review 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social

Biological Sciences

This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Supporting over two dozen areas of expertise, this CSA database provides access to literature from over 6000 serials, as well as conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Highwire Press
Look for full-text peer-reviewed articles from a variety of disciplines, including health sciences. Noted journals include Annals of Occupational Hygiene, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, and Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, just to name a few.


Get access to a large number of journals in the fields of clinical medicine, life sciences, and nursing. Use Your Journals@Ovid to limit to the full-text articles.

See also the Controversial Topics and the Law Subject Guides.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected Resources from the Web: examines the moral implications of science, medicine, and research. Includes assisted suicide and a virtual library.

Bioethics Resources on the Web from the National Institutes of Health includes educational sites, tutorials, case studies, career information, health law, etc.

Ethics Update includes full text documents and reports for animal rights, euthanasia, reproductive technology (cloning), etc.

Guide to Bioethics Resources on the Web

The Hastings Center produces The Hastings Center Report.

National Bioethics Advisory Commission includes government reports on a wide variety of bioethical issues.