The Health Topics area of the MedlinePlus website gives a summary and then more in-depth information on hundreds of health topics. For this class, look up your research topic in MedlinePlus - Health Topics. The four topics being researched are:
Homework: Create a Word/Pages document with your name, your topic, including the part you will be researching (general physiology/pathology OR prevention, treatment and diagnosis), and the Medical Dictionary definition for at least one cause and one symptom of the disease you will be researching.
Turn in a printed page of this assignment on July 14th at the beginning of the first library class OR submit in your student folder on Google Drive by 5pm on July 13th.
One of the first steps in any research endeavor is to locate and read some background information on -- or an overview of -- your topic. Encyclopedias are an excellent place to start.
Magill's Medical Guide is a multi-volume encyclopedia in the Health Reference collection (2nd floor near research computers). Consider reading the section on your topic.