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Health Sciences at VT: Home

Health Sciences are a focus of several programs at VT, with many researchers working on health-related research and initiatives across disciplines, including VT Beyond Boundaries' 'Integrated Health and Wellness,' and 'The Adaptive Brain.'

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This guide provides resources, services, and tools of interest to VT researchers investigating health topics and initiatives, including across disciplines and VT Beyond Boundaries' areas: 'Integrated Health and Wellness,' and 'The Adaptive Brain.'

Get Started with Topic Overview Resources, such as PubMed Health (clinical effectiveness), MedlinePlus, and more.

Have questions? Contact a VT Librarian:

Ginny Pannabecker, Health, Life Sciences, & Scholarly Communication Librarian -- specializing in human health, bioinformatics, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, population health sciences, psychology, and public health.

Kiri DeBose, College Librarian for Natural Resources & Environment and Animal Sciences -- specializing in animal science, wildlife studies, geography, environmental ecosystems, and natural resources.  

Inga Haugen, Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Communication Librarian -- specializing in plants, soils, Extension, ag econ, ag tech, entomology, food science, and biological systems engineering.

VT Libraries has many guides related to Health Sciences. Search all Subject Guides, or try out one of these:

Top Library Resources & Services

Make the most of library resources & services for your research!

1.  Don't be afraid to ask for help. Simply contact your librarian directly! See health liaison librarian information on this guide, or use the email, chat, or in-person reference desk hours for our Ask a Librarian service! 

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2.  If you're doing research from off campus, make sure you use the Off Campus Sign In option.  

3.  Use Summon to conduct a Google-like search of most of our library resources.  While it's not a disciplinary database, like the ones that I recommend to you on this guide, it can help you gain a broad overview of a particular research topic or question.  

4.  When trying to access articles and other resources, look for the Get VText box:


5. Can't find full text or a print copy? Use the VT Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Service - for journal articles, book chapters (even if we own a copy), books, and more that VT does not own or subscribe to, don't pay to access research sources you need - use Illiad to request materials for free.

Topic Overview Resources

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