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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016     Views: 135

The first step will be for you to determine which epidemic you'd like to research. 

Some possible epidemics to choose from: black plague, black death, bubonic plague, Ebola, cholera, influenza, flu, AIDS, HIV, H1N1, smallpox, typhus, measles, viral hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, typhoid, malaria, dengue fever, typanosomiasis, SARS coronavirus, leishmaniasis, polio, hepatitis B, mumps, MERS, and meningitis.

Once you've picked an epidemic, sketch out an idea of the questions you'd like to answer about that epidemic.  Be sure to check your assignment to determine what areas or questions you need to address in your paper.

Then, find reliable resources.

You could start by checking the eBooks and Academic eBooks via EBSCO to see if there are any books on epidemics in general or a whole book on the epidemic you selected.

Also try the following library databases.  I usually start with Nursing Reference Center and Consumer Health Complete.

For websites, I recommend

Search tip:

When searching, stick with keywords rather than full sentences.  Start by searching simply for the name of the epidemic or disease.