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Child Care and Early Childhood Education: Childhood Disease Resources

Library and web resources for Para-Educator, child care and early childhood education.

Online Resources

RTC Library offers several databases with useful information on childhood diseases, their cause and treatment:

Try these databases on the RTC Library Database page.   Your log-in is your RTC student email address and password

  • Nursing Reference Center 
  • Gale eBooks
  • CINAHL with Full Text
  • ProQuest


These Internet sites also have creditable information:

Merck Manual - Consumer Edition

The Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions 

Center for Disease Control Diseases and Conditions

How to Determine if it's Good Information

Look For The HON Code on Medical Web Sites

The information in the sites listed above is good, creditable information. That isn't always true for health sites on the internet. If you want to do further research on the Internet, look for the Health on the Net (HON) code.

Hon LogoIt can be difficult to decide which websites offer creditable health information.  The Health On the Net  Foundation has developed the HON Code.  Sites that display the HON Code symbol  have subscribed to a code of ethics and passed an inspection that requires the site to cite the sources of their information,  indicate the qualifications of the authors of the material, back up any claims made relating to benefits of a practice or medication,  make sure their site is accessible, make sure that the authors can be contacted, identify the site's funding sources, and distinguish advertising from editorial content. (From the HON Foundation

Look for the HON symbol when you are evaluating a web site. If it appears, you know that the site has been evaluated for the qualities listed above.