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Health Disparities

Access to Print Resources (as of 3/20/20)

 

As part of UCLA's transition to remote instruction, and the Library's necessary decision to close all Library locations, access to print resources and special collections is not available. Please take advantage of electronic resources such as ebooks and article databases. The UCLA community can connect to these online resources off-campus via the VPN or proxy server. Interlibrary loan is still available for electronic journal articles; however, ebooks cannot be borrowed on interlibrary loan.

For help with any of our resources, please schedule an appointment with a librarian (audio/video Zoom appointments available), contact your subject librarian directly, or use our 24/7 chat service.    

    

Health Disparities Research in the UCLA Library

This Resources in Health Disparities guide is designed to serve as a starting point for locating information on relevant resources pertaining to research done on health disparities. Print items listed with call numbers are located in the reference collection of the Biomedical Library unless otherwise indicated. Please ask at the reference desk if you are unable to find any material.

Research assistance for health disparities is available at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. See Reference and Research Help for complete reference service options.

What are health inequities or health inequalities?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "[h]ealth inequities are avoidable inequalities in health between groups of people within countries and between countries. These inequities arise from inequalities within and between societies. Social and economic conditions and their effects on people’s lives determine their risk of illness and the actions taken to prevent them becoming ill or treat illness when it occurs." 

There are a variety of factors that contribute to these inequalities. Some of the terminology used to describe these include (but are not limited to):

  • social determinants of health
  • socioeconomic factors
  • sociopolitical factors
  • social gradient of health

Source: Social determinants of health. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.who.int/social_determinants/thecommission/finalreport/key_concepts/en/

VPN & Proxy Tutorials

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the following methods:

 

The UCLA Library offers tutorials on how to do this: In the other tabs are how four Bruins got their computers set up and ready to go for remote access!

 


 

VPN on Mac with Natalie
"I chose VPN for my mac because I need to be able to access the full text of articles on different browsers." - Natalie, Environmental Science
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VPN on Windows with Michael
"I chose VPN because I like the security it provides and the control it gives me as a user to manually enable or disable it when I'm browsing online." - Michael, Public Affairs
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Proxy on Mac with Kate
"I chose Proxy because I prefer logging in through a web browser without having to download any software on my computer." - Kate, Ethnic Studies
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Proxy on Windows
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