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Allergy & Immunology

A general guide to learning about allergy & immunology.

Allergy & Immunology Resources

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Disclaimer

This guide was created for patrons looking for general consumer health information. These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions related to advice, diagnosis, or treatment please contact a licensed medical provider.

Introduction

According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, immunology is, "the scientific study of the body’s resistance to invasion by other organisms (i.e., immunity). In a medical sense, immunology deals with the body’s system of defense against disease-causing microorganisms and with disorders in that system’s functioning." and allergy is, "hypersensitivity reaction by the body to foreign substances (antigens) that in similar amounts and circumstances are harmless within the bodies of other people."

Immunology. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/science/immunology

Allergy. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/science/allergy

Databases

Below are some of the suggested databases for locating scholarly articles pertaining to allergy & immunology.  

If you would like to see the full list of databases available to Touro students, click here. Once there, you can narrow your database options to ones most likely to contain information about allergy & immunology by choosing Health Sciences in the drop down menu.

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Books & eBooks

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All of Touro's books and e-books can be found by searching the catalog (above, or where it says Catalog Find Books & eBooks on the library homepage).

Use the advanced search to limit your results by year, campus location, or search just e-books by selecting "TC  E-Books" under Location. If a print book you'd like is at a different campus, learn how to request it. 

The items below are just a sampling of the many titles available:

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