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ENC 1101 (Nater) - Way to Improve Health assignment: Print Resources

This LibGuide may be used with Essay #3: Examine ONE way people could improve their health.

Finding Books

There are two ways to search for books and other materials at Valencia College Libraries:

1. Log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link in the upper right corner of the "Courses" tab.


2. Start at any Valencia Web Page and select Libraries on Quick Links.

If you need to place a hold, request a book online, or use any of our electronic resources you will need to login. The Login button is at the top right corner of the screen. To do that you will need to enter your Valencia Identification number (your "V" number) including the "V" in the box for Borrower's ID. Your PIN will be the last 4 digits of your "V" number.

Once the Library Catalog page opens, Clicking Advanced Search is the best way to do a search so you can limit your search to items we have at Osceola or limit by item type.

Browsing Guide

If you prefer to visit the Osceola Library and browse the shelves for books on a way people could improve their health, you can look under the following call numbers in both the reference and circulating collections.

B – Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

BF -- Psychology (Lots of Self-Help books are located here including those on Stress. There are books on Friends and friendships here also)

G – Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GV -- Physical Education, Sports (Many Fitness books are located here)

H - Social Sciences

HG -- Finance

HQ -- The Family, Marriage, Women

M - Music

Q – Science

QP -- Physiology (Some Nutrition & Stress books are located here)

 R – Medicine

RA -- Public Aspects of Medicine

RC -- Internal Medicine, Medical Practice (Some Diet books are located here as well as books on specific diseases & conditions)

RM – Therapeutics, Pharmacology (Many Diet books are located here)

T – Technology

TX – Home Economics (Some Nutrition books are located here)

Search Terms

When searching the Library Catalog for information about ways to improve health, try using some of the following search terms:


Emotions- Health Aspects





Mind and Body

Interpersonal Relations



Monogamous Relationships

Monogamous Sex





Open Marriage

Fidelity or Infidelity


Dental Care

Dental Hygiene

You can also search using the topic you are interested in AND Health.

Music AND Health

Relationships AND Health


Health AND Improv*AND "Your Topic"


Monog* searches for Monogamy, Monogamous 


Reference Books in the Library

The following Reference books are available at the Osceola Campus Library and could be relevant to your assignment:

Please note that reference books (any book that's call number begins with REF) must be viewed in the library, and cannot be checked out. Consult a campus librarian for help locating these books if needed. The books below are just a small selection of those available. See the "Search Terms" box to the left for more ideas when searching the book catalog.

Reference Books - Medical & Nutrition

Reference Books - Fitness & Sports

Reference Books - Psychology & Sociology

Librarian Osceola Campus

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Cheryl Ann Livingston
Reference Desk 321-697-4154

Office 321-697-4957

Reference Books - Philosophy, Religion, & Spirituality


Reference Books - Food


Reference Books - Marriage & Family