Assistive Technologies (Health and Human Services): A CSUN Oviatt Library Research Guide

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Books about Assisstive Technologies

Browsing Books on Assisstive Technologies my be classified in the Library of Congress call number starting with Q and/ or R and/or T on Floor 3 of the Oviatt Library. Additional locations possible are Reserve Book Room(Floor 4 East), Stored(ASRS East), and the Reference Room. Floor 2 may also have health related material in K (Law), LB (Education). Check catalog for Floor and call numbers. There are a growing number of electronic books.

Searching:  Use the Library Catalog to find books on a topic. If you don't know a specific title, then start with a KEYWORD search. The following links search the catalog with  SUBJECT HEADINGS

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To see if CSUN owns a journal, Please check

  1. Online Library Catalog Periodical Title Search

To assist you in finding the journal articles, the CSUN list of Electronic Periodicals and bibliographic databases offer SFX links. Periodical databases now provide full text access possibilities where the database is limited to citation or abstract.
If CSUN does not own the journal title you need, you may request articles using the Interlibrary Loan service at

Some examples of journals we subscribe to online are:


The best way to find articles on a specific topic is to search in a database, most of which index thousands of articles in thousands of journals. Not all articles are available full-text online; some are in print only and some are not available from the Library except through interlibrary loan. To determine the availability of an article, most databases offer the FindText find text menu linkbutton.

Below are recommended databases for Health Sciences . They can be accessed either from Databases A-Z, as well as from the Databases by Subject: Health Sciences at The following list is provided for as a class handout.



Additional Research Guides


Marcia Henry is the Oviatt librarian who serves the CSUN Department of Health Science. If you need help finding information for a research paper, she can offer suggestions. To make an appointment, email marcia.henry or phone 818-677-3012. Marcia Henry's webpage is

Christina Mayberry is the Oviatt librarian who serves the CSUN Departments of Biology and Engineering. To make and appointment with Christina, email or phone 818-677-4130. Christina Mayberry's webpage is

Marcia Henry created and maintains this webpage, so report problems to mhenry

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