Preventing the Flu (CDC Information)

Influenza - H1N1 (Swine Flu) - Bird Flu

Influenza (commonly called the “flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are many influenza viruses. Most recently, Swine Flu (H1N1) and Bird Flu (H5N1), are pandemic influenza threats.

Academic information sources, Web sites, Interactive social networks

book cover for the 2009  Pandemic Influenza

Books (Find books, videos, government documents, and journals)

Library Catalog indexes items owned by Oviatt Library.  Recommended subject headings for a subject search are:broader terms such as Epidemics, or Influenza or Communicable Diseases as well as the specific subject heading Swine Influenza , Avian Influenza
WorldCat indexes material in all major libraries.  CSUN students, faculty and staff can request material Oviatt library does NOT own by using Interlibrary Loan.

Databases (Find articles in journals, magazines and newspapers)

The following databases are recommended in alphabetical order as resources where you can easily identify full text, scholarly, articles.  The subject headings may vary from database to database so you want to consider doing both a keyword search on either swine flu or swine influenza, avian flu or bird flu or avian influenza or bird influenza or use the appropriate subject heading for each database.  If you want to search all these databases simultaneously, select the Health Sciences Multisearch

Databases offered as a courtesy during pandemic influenza threats

Web sites

The following web sites are reliable resources for current information on Influenza, especially swine flu and avian flu.

Interactive Social Networks

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Last Updated: 02-Apr-2010 12:49 PM