Bioethics: Bioethics Research
This research guide is designed to highlight some of the resources available to Clarkson University students and faculty for researching bioethics topics. Resources in Bioethics include books, articles, websites, blogs and newsletters. A significant amount of information is available for free.
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Finding E-Books, Books, and Print Reference Materials
Searching and Browsing for Books: When searching the online catalog for library materials it is helpful to do a keyword search for your subject. Following are some keywords that will be effective in finding material on bioethics. Using quotes around your keywords will keep them together in the search algorithm.
Try these keywords when searching for information about your topic:
|medical ethics||biomedical ethics||medical laws and legislation|
|human experimentation||clinical ethics||nursing ethics|
|cloning||euthanasia||right to die|
|transplantation organs||health care ethics||terminal care|
|bioethics||informed consent||applied ethics|
|assisted suicide||medical ethics|
Searching “subject headings" is better than key word searching, to get results that are sure to be about a particular subject. The subject headings are assigned to every book when it is cataloged, and describe, using a controlled set of terms, what the book is about. Below are some major subject headings relevant to bioethics:
|Agriculture -- Moral and ethical aspects||Ethics, evolutionary|
|Animal rights||Laboratory animals -- Moral and Ethical aspects|
|Animal welfare||Medical ethics|
|Bioethics||Resarch -- Moral and ethical aspects|
|Biology -- Social aspects||Science -- Moral and ethical aspects|
|Environmental ethics||Science -- social aspects|
Mesh Terms: Heath Care Ethics / Ethics, Health Care / Biomedical Ethics / Ethics, Biomedical
Select Books and Resources
Clarkson University Libraries has hundreds of print and e-book titles in the field of biomedical ethics. This is a select list. Explore the library catalog for more.
In print at the Libraries:
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (1998) 10 vols.
- Beacham's Guide to Environmental Issues & Sources (1993) 5 vols.
- Encyclopedia of Bioethics (1978) 4 vols
- Medical Law and Ethics (2012)
|Medical Ethics Today: The BMA's Handbook of Ethics and Law
|Bioethics: Issues and Dilemmas|
|Bioethics for Beginners: 60 Cases and Cautions from the Moral Frontier of Healthcare|
|Bioethical Decision Making in Nursing|
Electronic Databases and Search Engines
Free Web Resources
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