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Infectious and Genetic Diseases

Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, statistics, and other information on infectious and genetic diseases

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Immunity and immunization in relation to public health RA638

Transmission of disease RA639-642

Disease and public health RA643-645

Pathology RB

Infectious and parasitic diseases RC109-216

Constitutional diseases RC521

Specialties of internal medicine RC581-951

Keywords to search: names of specific diseases or disorders (Crohn's, AIDS), names of body systems (cardiovascular, dermatology), disease, infection

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

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

AIDS & Cancer Research Abstracts

This comprehensive database provides bibliographic data from the worldwide scientific literature as related to AIDS, immunology, virology and cancer genetics. Information featured in the database concentrates on both basic science research and clinical applications.Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Alt Health Watch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

Annual Reviews

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


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.


Wiley Online Library

Find full-text journal articles, books, and access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews as well as EBM Guidelines: Evidence-Based Medicine.

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

Selected resources from the Web:  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides disease overviews, news, and a directory of local and federal resources.

Diseases and Conditions alphabetical listing from the Mayo Clinic

Disease Outbreaks from the World Health Organization

Genes and Disease full text book made available through the National Library of Medicine

Health Topics from MedlinePlus, includes fact sheets, definitions, images, and related links


Infectious Diseases Society of America is an organization of health care professionals working with and researching infectious diseases. Fact sheets are available for information about infectious disease research in general as well as specific diseases.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases is an organization dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

Office of Rare Disorders from the National Institutes of Health is a one-stop resource for researching rare, or "orphan," disorders.

OMIM Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man database of human genes and genetic disorders