Last Updated: May 12, 2013
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Body image is defined as the mental image we form of our bodies, and is a basic component of our concept of self and our personal identity. This Research Guide will assist you in finding information about body image and body image disorders.
Find background information on your research topic.
- WomensHealth.gov : Body Image
Government-sponsored Web site promoting women's health. Includes basic information about health topics related to body image: healthy eating, staying active, cosmetic surgery, eating disorders, and teaching children about body image.
- Credo Reference
A collection of 100 reference tools that may be searched collectively or individually. It includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, statistical sources, biographical tools, thesauri, books of quotations, image collections, and more.
- Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC) provides viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles related to controversial social issues.
- Our Bodies, Ourselves: Companion Website
This website companion to "Our Bodies, Ourselves"--a book about women's health and sexuality--is rich with information about body image, healthy diet and lifestyle, relationships and sexuality, sexual health and reproductive choices.