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COM 120 Health Communication: Books

AU Books

These are just a few examples of useful books on Health Communication.

OhioLINK books

These are just a few examples of useful OhioLINK books on Health Communication.

Library Catalogs

Subject terms used by book catalogs

Library catalogs organize materials by assigning them a specific Subject Heading.  Sometimes the words they choose to use are not ones we would use.  It's helpful to look at the Subject Headings assigned to a book.  They are usually hyperlinked in the book catalog.  If you click on the link, you will find similar books.

Make sure you use the correct medical subject heading and not the popular one( Ex. use "myocardial infarction" rather than "heart attack..") Here are just a few Subject Headings that are used for the topics researched in this class:

Health education.

Communication in medicine.

Health promotion.

Medical writing.

Mass media in health education -- History.

Communication in public health.

Public relations.

Reference books in the AU LIbrary

Reference books are located on the Main Floor and must be used in the library.  They are a wonderful starting point for any research and provide an overview of topics and issues. Reference books frequently include a bibliography that may lead you to other useful resources.

 Here are a few examples: