Family & Consumer Science Department Resources

New Books (11/12/12)
Our Bodies, Ourselves: a New Edition for a New Era (Women’s Health Collective)
Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying & Defiance
The letter Q: queer writers’ notes to their younger selves
Dignity for all: safeguarding LGBT students
After the wreck, I picked myself up, spread my wings, and flew away
Teenage sex and pregnancy
Online bullying
Asperger Syndrome
First 20 Minutes: surprising science reveals how we can exercise better, train smarter, and live longer
Homemade Soda
Hunt, Gather, Cook
Natural Living
Back to Basics Handbook
Gardening in a Changing Climate

For more information on these titles and to check availability, search the online catalog.

Academic Databases

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos.

SIRS offers pros/cons on today’s social issues with full-text articles, web links, and multimedia.

InfoTrac Newsstand
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center presents the most debated topics in an easy-to-use format.

Junior Edition
Provides students with a wide variety of full-text sources to answer general reference questions.

Online Resources

Stress Test and “Think Small”
guide from UTexas (click follow our guided program at top of page)
Stress-O-Meter from CDC
Mind/Body Health: Learn how mental health affects the physical health of your body (from APA)
Stress Test from Mental Health America

Drug Use
NIDA for Teens


Cooking & Nutrition

A Nurse’s Guide to the Food Pyramid

Nourish Interactive
Food Safety

Sewing & Crafts
Best Sewing Tutorials

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