Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Knowledge is Power in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month display in the lobby of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus of TWU.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink, it seems, is everywhere.

If knowledge is power, TWU Libraries want to do their part in helping you become as powerful as possible when it comes to the disease that will be diagnosed in almost 12% of American women.

The Subject Guide  TWU Libraries Reference Librarian Jimmie Lyn Harris has compiled a Breast Cancer Awareness Month Subject Guide--similar to other Subject Guides the TWU Libraries website features--brimming with information about this disease.  With links to websites, videos, ebooks, books in print and reference materials--and featuring statistics and a symptom list--the TWU Libraries Breast Cancer Awareness Month Subject Guide is a virtual hub of information for anyone, male or female, who wants to educate themselves about breast cancer.  Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends on October 31st, the subject guide is available 24/7 year-round.

The Display  A display featuring books, handouts, bookmarks and pink ribbons is in the first-floor lobby of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus.  Books displayed are available for checkout.

The Search Engine
  TWUniversal Search stands at the ready 24/7 for research on breast cancer or any other topic.

The D
atabases  Databases suggested for research on health topics, including breast cancer, are listed on TWU Libraries' Health Studies Subject Guide.

The Health Sciences Librarians 
TWU Libraries Health Sciences Librarians on the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses are available to take questions and provide research assistance.  Contact Elaine Cox in Denton; Eula Oliphant or Shelly Burns in Dallas; or Marilyn Goff in Houston. 

Wear your pink ribbon and investigate the breast cancer resources available to you through TWU Libraries.  Let us help you become more knowledgeable--and powerful--in the fight against this disease.

~Sandy Cochran

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