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History of Medicine

This guide features resources specific to topics in the History of Medicine. For general History research and resources see the U.S. History and World History guides.

Finding Resources on Your Topic with Find It!

Find It! is the single-search box that simultaneously searches the library catalog, an immense index of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as unique digital content from the library. You can search for books, ebooks, articles, reviews, government documents, and more all at once, or search these collections individually.

Find It! can be accessed from the main search box on the Libraries' homepage.

To search, type in keywords for titles, authors or subjects. 

Numerous options allow the search results to be refined, including by type of resource, subject, date, and more. Selecting 'Advanced search' will enable more precise searching.

There are a number of Subjects that can be searched in the Find It! advanced search options (and in other databases) that retrieve materials on Bioethics or Medical Ethics. These include:


Keep in mind that the Libraries also subscribe to many specialized subject databases. Subject terms may vary from database to database. If you do not find results using these Subject terms, try redoing your search using Keyword instead.

 See the Find It! FAQ page to learn more.


Resources besides general history-related databases where you can find information on bioethical topics in a current timeframe.