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Public Health

Information resources, tools, and links to help you research Public Health topics.

Oxy OneSearch

Oxy's library catalog is called OneSearch. OneSearch searches not only the books that we have in the library, but also searches more generally. Depending on the filters you use, OneSearch will also show you articles from databases that Oxy subscribes to and to books that we don't own. Make sure you are logged into your library account to get the most out of OneSearch.  If you need more help with OneSearch, then take a look at the OneSearch Guide or ask a librarian! 

Accessing Material We Don't Own

Many of the books, journal articles and other resources you find can be accessed through Oxy.  However, if not, you will need to request them through Interlibrary Loan.  If you are logged into your Oxy account, most interlibrary loans can be made via a link associated with the article/book.

Wander the Bookshelves

The Occidental College Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system to organize physical books by call numbers in the library book tiers.  The tiers are found by turning left when you enter the main floor of the library or ask the information desk for help!

Call numbers that include material relevant to Public Health are as follows:

HM: Sociology (General)

HM435-477 History of sociology
HM481-554 Theory and method
HM621-656 Culture
HM661-706 Social control, systems, and structure
HM711-806 Groups and organizations
HM811-821 Deviant behavior, Social deviance
HM826 Social Institutions
HM831-901 Social Change
HM1001-1281 Social psychology

HN: Social history and conditions, Social problems, Social reform

HT: Communities, Classes, Races

HT101-395 Urban sociology
HT401-485 Rural sociology
HT601-1445 Classes
HT1501-1595 Races

HV: Social Pathology, Social and public welfare, Criminology

RA: Public aspects of medicine

RA1-418.5 Medicine and the State
RA421-790.95 Public health, hygiene, Preventative medicine
RA1190-1270 Toxicology, Poisons