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Controversial Questions and Your Health: Home

This guide supports the controversial health topic facilitation assignment in KIN222. It is also a great place to find resources to help you with the health-related questions that you encounter every day.


The most fruitful of all the arts [is] the science of living well. -- Cicero*

More than two millennia ago, Cicero aptly captured both the importance of attending to our health and the challenge of finding a single formula for healthy living. Today health-related information is abundant and sometimes conflicting. As a result, finding reliable such information requires more than just a search using your favorite internet search engine. This guide will get you started with finding information related to many aspects of health. On this main page, you will find general information. Explore the other tabs -- especially Finding Articles and Finding Statistics -- to further your research. For additional assistance, click on the big blue Email Me button below my photo.

►► Before you begin your research, you may find it useful to review "Health Insight: A Consumer’s Guide to Taking Charge of Health Information," a short pamphlet published by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.

*Krieger, Richard Alan. Civilization's Quotations : Life's Ideal. New York, US: Algora Publishing, 2007. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 17 October 2016.


Accessing Resources on this Guide

Many quality consumer health resources are publicly available on the open web. This is especially true of government resources and professional association websites. You will find many of these open resources listed here.

Other resources on this guide are accessible only to students, faculty, and staff at Berry College. Databases are accessible off-campus via your ReACT ID (ex. jdoe) and password. To reset your account, visit

If you live within the state of Georgia, you may have access to some of the restricted databases on this guide via GALILEO. Contact your local librarian to see if you have access.

Consumer Health Quick Links

Professional Bibliographies

The websites below provide lists of vetted resources.

Google Scholar

Other Research Resources

 Use "Fulltext @ Berry College" links to access library's online subscriptions. If no "Fulltext @ Berry College" link appears, search the Journal Locator. Not all Berry library online content is reflected by the "Fulltext @ Berry College" link.

 TIP: Never pay for articles, theses, dissertations, or books! Use the free interlibrary loan service to request articles and books unavailable from Memorial Library. Get started with interlibrary loan with our guide.

  • The Guide above, provides a core set of tools for accessing library resources from off campus. 

Subject Liaison

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Jeremy Worsham
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If you find a reference to a book or article that Berry Memorial Library does not own, place an interlibrary loan request to see if our staff can find another library that can lend it to you. See our Resource Sharing Guide to get started.


Resources listed on this guide are provided to support individual exploration of health-related topics. Information on this site is not intended to substitute for consultation with a health-care provider.