Hutchins Library



Health in Appalachia - HLT 210

Books | Indexes and Journals | Reference Sources | Subject Headings | Web Sites


  • Link to BANC
  • Dewey Numbers - 362 - 362.6, 610 - 619 (Health)
  • See the Library of Congress Subject Headings volumes located near the BANC terminals on the main floor of Hutchins Library for a comprehensive list of subject headings.
  • You might also wish to consult the Nursing Subject Guide for additional sources.
Hutchins Library Special Collections and Archives
Indexes / Journals

Selected Reference Books

General Sources

R 300 / E23c CQ Researcher.  Also available online.
R 612.003 / E56 Encyclopedia of Human Biology.
Online only Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
R 613.2 / T968n The Nutrition and Health Encyclopedia.
R 613 / W452 The Wellness Encyclopedia.

Appalachia and Kentucky Specific Sources

R 016.9175 / A64573 Appalachian Bibliography.
R 016.613 / E47c Comprehensive Bibliography of Health Care in Appalachia.
R 974 E563 Encyclopedia of Appalachia.
Check out chapter "Health" (p. 1631-1677) specific sectons within chapter.
R 974 H236

A Handbook to Appalachia.
Check out chapter "Health Care in Appalachia" (p. 101-118) and list of suggested readings at the end of the chapter.

R 312.769 / K375k / year Kentucky Vital Statistics Report.   Also available online.
R 362.10975 / S797 The Status of Health Care in Appalachian Kentucky.
R 362.104 / S973s Study of Issues Affecting Health Care for Indigent Appalachians.

Statistics - General

R 614.427 A169 Access to Health Risk Behavior in the United States: A State-by-State Look at Teens and Adults
R 362.7 / K375c / 2003 County DataBook 2003 Kentucky Kids Count.   Also available online.
R 317.3 / H846c CQ's State Fact Finder 2005
R 362.1 / H434 Health Care State Rankings 1998.
R 310.02 / C613 Kentucky Almanac and Book of Facts.
R 362.7 / K46 / 2000 Kids Count DataBook.     Also available online.
R 310.73 / S797 2004 State Rankings
R 317.3 / U58sa / year Statistical Abstract of the United States.   Also available online.
R 305.409 / T123s Statistical Handbook on Women in America.
R 614 / S797 Statistical Record of Health and Medicine.
R 312.73 / U58vs Vital Statistics of the United States

Alcohol & Drugs

R 016.6138 / H438a Alcohol Use and World Cultures.
R 362.2909 / W894d Drug Abuse in Society.
R 362.29 I85d Drug Use: A Reference Handbook.
R 615.78 M649e The Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs.
R 362.292 /E56n2 Encyclopedia of Alcoholism.
R 362.29 / O13e Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse.
R 362.2903 / E56 Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol.
R 364.135 K29i Illicit Trafficking: A Reference Handbook.
R 362.29 / Y54r The Recovery Resource Book.
R 362.29 S941 Substance Abuse: The Nation's Number One Health Problem: Key Indicators for Policy Update.

Alternative Health / Folk Medicine

R 016.6153 / A517b A Bibliography on Herbs, Herbal Medicine, "Natural” Foods and Unconventional Medical Treatment.
R 615.3203 C527e Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants.
R 615.535 / T484g Grosset Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.
R 615.535 / B849p / 1990 The Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.

Cancer - Breast, Skin and Lung

R 614.599 / T894c Cancer Mortality in Rural Appalachian Kentucky.
R 616.994 T939e Encyclopedia of Cancer.
R 016.616 / O52h The History of Cancer.
R 616.003 H918 Human Diseases and Conditions

Child Abuse / Family Violence / Intervention

R 306.8509 / A511 American Families.
R 362.76 / K55c Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Reference Handbook.
R 616.891 / D554 Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy.
R 362.829 / M133d Domestic Violence.
R 362.829 / D668 Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Spousal/Partner, Child, Sibling, Parent, and Elder Abuse
R 362.704 / C594e Encyclopedia of Child Abuse.
R 306.803 / E56 International Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family.
R 306.803 / D545e Encyclopedia of Marriage, Divorce and the Family.
R 364.03 / D545e Encyclopedia of Violence: Origins, Attitudes, Consequences.
R 306.803 / B875m Marriage, Family and Relationships.
R 362.883 / R216 Rape and Sexual Assault.
R 362.829 / S724 Sourcebook on Violence Against Women.
R 306.8509 / S797 Statistical Handbook on the American Family.
R 362.797 / U58s The Status of Pre-School Children and Their Support Systems in Central Appalachia.
R 362.83 / K37w Women and Children in Kentucky: An Overview.


R 618.97 / B986a Aging and Mental Health.
R 616.891 / D554 Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy.
R 614.58 / E56 Encyclopedia of Mental Health.
R 362.2 / E92e The Encyclopedia of Suicide.
R 616.891 / B898f Family Mental Health Encyclopedia.
R 115.82 / H236 Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology.
R 616.89 / I614 International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurology.

Environmental Pollution

R 363.7003 / E56 Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.
R 333.703 / A831e Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies.
R 628.44 C674e Encyclopedia of Garbage.
R 300 / W927 World At Risk: A Global Issues Sourcebook

Health services

R 362.109 / R785h Health Care Crisis in America.
R 361.7 / S678 Social Service Organizations.

Maternal / Child Health Care / Infant Mortality / Teen Pregnancy

R 613.042 / A518n The New A to Z of Women's Health.
R 305.235 / A239 Adolescence in America.
R 618.2003 / E56 Encyclopedia of Childbearing.
R 613.042 / B646h Handbook of Behavioral Medicine for Women.
R 305.232 / I43 Infancy in America.

Statistics on Mental Health

R 618.97 / B986a Aging and Mental Health.
R 616.891 / B898f Family Mental Health Encyclopedia.
R 616.89 / I614 International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurology.


R 362.2 / E92e The Encyclopedia of Suicide.
R 306.9 / M167 Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying.

Library of Congress Subject Headings


Alternative health / folk medicine
  Alternative Medicine
  Folk Medicine
  Holistic Medicine
  Mental Healing

Cancer - Breast, Skin and Lung
  Lungs - Cancer
  Breast - Cancer
  Skin - Cancer

Child Abuse / Family Violence / Intervention
  Child Abuse
  Abused Children
  Family Violence

Coal Mining
  Coal Mines and Mining -
    Economic Aspects
  Coal Mines and Mining -
    Environmental Aspects
  Lungs - Diseases (or Lungs -
    Dust Diseases)

  Depression, Mental
  Mental Health - United States     - Statistics

Heart Diseases
  Coronary Heart Disease
  Heart, Disease

Intervention & Health services
  Community Mental Health
  Community Health Services
  Crisis Intervention  
  Home Care Services
  Public Health
Maternal / Child Health Care / Infant Mortality / Teen Pregnancy
  Infants - Mortality
  Mortality - United States
  Maternal Health Services
  Mothers - Mortality
  Teenage Pregnancy

  Suicide - Prevention

Tobacco and Smoking
  Smoking - Health Aspects
  Smoking - Adverse Effects
  Tobacco - Physiological Effects
  Tobacco Smoke Pollution
  Tobacco Habit
  Tobacco Industry

Internet Sites

Internet Sites recommended by Community Partners:

Web Site Suggestions
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Basic cited facts about FAS - summary by Teresa Kellerman

CDC - Statistics on pregnancy and alcohol use

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - FAS info; see also Alcohol Alert # 50

Secondary Disabilities in FASD - Ann Streissguth, et al, summarized by Teresa Kellerman

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders      
Tobacco Use American Lung Association - State Legistated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI) - Kentucky CDC - Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS) - Tobacco Settlement Information (see web site’s left navigation bar, then choose Kentucky) MedlinePlus - Secondhand Smoke
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Kentucky Department for Public Health
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
Billings Yellowstone Tobacco Free Coalition Opinion Survey Report - Kentucky Tobacco Policy Research Program - See “Public Opinion and Lexington's Smoke-free Law”
Public Health Institute - There is No Constitutional Right to Smoke American Lung Association - State of Tobacco Control: 2004    
Environmental Strategies

Links marked with ‘*’ lead to articles; the rest lead to organization home pages.
* CDADP - Fact Sheet * Preventing Problems Related to Alcohol Availability:
Environmental Approaches
* Samhsa - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

FREEVIBE - National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

OJJDP - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control BeAwareNow - America’s Partners to Prevent Underage Drinking
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Youth Leadership Institute BeerSoaksAmerica Office of National Drug Control Policy
Obesity Childhood Obesity
Kentucky Children at Risk: The War on Weight
Childhood Obesity: Parenting Advice
CDC - Behavioral risk factor surveillance system
Childhood Obesity on the Rise
University of Kentucky Research: Odyssey
Fall 2004: A Big Fat Problem
Campaign for Better Health
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Childhood Obesity: Causes and Prevention
Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services
Kentucky Department for Public Health, Nutrition Services Branch

CDC - Pediatric nutrition surveillance system
Childhood Obesity Programs across the US
    National Cancer Institute
Health Status Assessment USDA Community Food Security ASsessment Toolkit (see sections listed on the right)
MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships): Four MAPP Assessments: Community Health Status Assessment Sustain: The Alliance for better food and farming - Developing Local Networks To Tackle Food Poverty (PDF file - 228 kb)

Additional internet sites that might be helpful include:

  • Appalachian Bibliography, 1994 - 1998 - West Virginia University Libraries
    "The Appalachian Studies Bibliography is compiled by Jo. B. Brown, West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, W.Va. The bibliography cumulates the "Annual Bibliography" sections of the Journal of Appalachian Studies (begun in 1995). It aims to be comprehensive in scope and include all major scholarship for the years indicated. Entries include: Books and book chapters, Journal articles, Dissertations, Selected, Government documents, Newspaper articles, and Conference papers." Links to other Appalachian resources are included on the home page.
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
    "The Appalachian Regional Commission's mission is to be an advocate for and partner with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life." Sections on the Home page include: About ARC, ARC Federal, State, and Local Partners, ARC Programs, How to Apply for a Grant, News, Events, and Publications, Regional Research and Reports, and What's New.
  • Appalachian Studies Association
    "The Appalachian Studies Association was formed in 1977 by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching, and teaching about Appalachia. The Appalachian Studies Association's mission is to encourage study, advance scholarship, disseminate information, and enhance communication between Appalachian peoples, their communities, governmental organizations, and educational institutions." The ASA site contains a variety of information, both about the association itself (mission, publications and conferences) and about related topics. The Teaching and Learning section provides access to hundreds of syllabi for courses on Appalachian topics and themes. The Research Resources section includes links to a variety of resources, including A Selected Bibliography of Scholarship on Appalachia.
  • Archives of Appalachia - East Tennessee State University
    "The Archives of Appalachia is part of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services. The three divisions of the Center are the Regional Resources Institute, the Archives, and the Reece Museum. The Archives includes three units concerned with the collection, preservation, and public use of historical materials:
    • Appalachian Collections, a multimedia collection of materials that documents the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Southern Appalachia.
    • University Archives, which includes official records and publications, photographs, personal papers, and audio and video recordings documenting the history of East Tennessee State University.
    • Special Collections, containing books and other published materials concerning southern Appalachian culture, history, and literature."
    The site is easily searchable via its own search engine.
  • Center for Virtual Appalachia - Morehead State University
    "CVA is currently launched primarily as a portal collecting together and giving access to several thousand web sites concerning Appalachia's people, culture, landscape, and environment. Over time significant original content and data will be added to the site."
  • Kentucky Statistics - Health and Nutrition
    "This section [of the Kentucky Virtual Library] provides health and nutrition statistical information for Kentucky from federal, state and county sources. This includes topics such as health care workers, expenditures, resources, insurance, hospitals and nursing homes, Medicare/Medicaid, information about the aged, the disabled and the poor. Also included are sources covering topics such as illnesses, nutrition, information about diseases and diet and nutrition surveys." - from the web page
  • Kentuckiana Digital Library - Images and Sound
    A part of the Kentucky Virtual Library, this site provides access to over a dozen completed or developing projects, giving access to hundreds of photos as well as page images of various print sources. Although 'Sound' is a part of the title for this section, no audio is included at the present time.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
    "The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. The reporting week concludes at close of business on Friday; compiled data on a national basis are officially released to the public on the succeeding Friday." - from the website
  • Link to the 610 (Medical sciences) and the 360 (Social Services) sections of the Online Reference Collection for additional sources.
Citing Sources
The following style guide is used in the field of Appalachian Studies: Physical Education and Health Department Web Page
Additional information and sources can also be found on various pages of the Physical Education and Health Department's Site.

For further information about information sources in the area of Health, please contact the Library Liaison for the Physical Education and Health department, Julia Dickinson, 985 - 3372.