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RDG 030 Prof. O'Brien-Smith: Library Project: Home

Cause of ALS Found!

Scientists recently found the cause of ALS. They published their findings in the journal, Nature

 Click on the links below to read an overview of their findings.

A Disease Called...

Lou Gehrig's Disease


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


This LibGuide is designed for Professor O'Brien-Smith's ESL 030 classes.  The guide will lead you to resources for each part of your project about Lou Gehrig's Disease. You must use articles from our databases to complete the project. You may not use the Internet or Google.  Click on the tabs above to locate the right databases for each section of the project.  There is also a tab for help with MLA citations.


 If you have any questions, stop by the Library for help, or email me at the address on the right. I hope you find this guide helpful!

Prof. M. Spiegelman, Reference Librarian.

Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech

Famous People with ALS

Many well-known people have lived with and died from ALS. Check out the links below.


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