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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students.

go to   Web Site Links        Online Databases (RHC Students only)        Books        Library Catalog        Media        Articles       

Text-only version for printing     

Web Site Links     top

American Obesity Association

Claim to be "the most comprehensive site on obesity and overweight on the Internet."  Offers fast facts "en Espanol."

Librarians' Internet Index

From the home page, enter "obesity" in the search box, or click "Heath," then "Weight Loss" for a list of reputable Web sites.

MedlinePlus: Obesity

Medline covers diet, exercise, surgical solutions, effects on health, BMI (Body Mass Index), and weight loss methods.

Obesity - Diet and Nutrition - Health

Free New York Times site offering users a current collection of articles about obesity and weight.

Overweight and Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans.  Over the last 20 years, obesity among adults and children has risen significantly in the United States.  These increasing rates are a cause for concern due to health implications.  This site covers the causes and effects of obesity, provides statistics, and explores solutions.  A Spanish language link is provided.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)    top

CQ Researcher 
Try searching for "obesity" or construct your own search in this database to find current, in-depth information.

Health Reference Center Academic 
Try searching for "obesity" or construct your own search in this database to find current, in-depth information.

Issue & Controversies @  
Try searching for "obesity" or construct your own search in this database to find current, in-depth information.

Books     top
The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Eating disorders sourcebook (Health reference series)
Call number: Ref RC552.E18E287 2007

The encyclopedia of obesity and eating disorders
Call number: Ref RC552.E18C37 2006

Obesity in childhood and adolescence (Child psychology and mental health) (Praeger perspectives)
Call number: Ref RJ399.C6O3352 2008

Obesity sourcebook : basic consumer health information about diseases and other problems associated with obesity, ... (Health reference series)
Call number: Ref
RC628.O297 2001

The Merck Manual of Medical Information (Facts on File library of health and living)
Call number: Ref RC81.M535 2004

Modern nutrition in health and disease
Call number: Ref QP141.M64 2006

Stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing
Call number: Ref
R121.S8 2005

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:




Obesity--Popular works

Library Catalog    top
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo College Library.

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Media     top
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library, to be viewed in the Library.

Dying to be thin
Call number: Video 000751
Looks at the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia, current treatments, and the American obsession with thin women. Interviews health experts and models, ballet dancers, and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease.

Fat chance in a thin world
Call number: Video 000368
Examines why some people get fat and others do not. Physicians, psychologists, professors, and researchers tell of their findings and overweight people personalize the relevance of these clinical investigations.

The human condition : [Obesity :] Weighing in
A telecourse that takes a close, personal look at many of the most prevalent issues in health and health care today.
Call number: Video 000397 pt. 15

Articles   top
The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databasesPlease note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The sample searches and articles below are from the ProQuest database.  If you are viewing this subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the links below.   To gain access if you are at home or off-campus, first click here:  Input your student ID number and password [your birthdate].  You will see a list of all the online databases to which you have access.  Click on ProQuest and enter the database.  You may conduct your own searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and click on any of the links below:

(diabetes) AND (obesity)  [Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed and full text]
(morbid*) AND (obes*)  [Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed and full text]
(child*) AND (obes*)  [Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed and full text]
(teen*) OR (adoles*) AND (obes*)  [Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed and full text]
(obesity) AND (weight control)  [Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed and full text]

Researched and evaluated by:
W. Enright, Librarian 3/2005
last update: M. Delatte, Librarian 5/2010



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