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Academic Search Premier

Full text of more than 4,600 journals, including articles about computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Consumer Health Complete

Information fact sheets and pamphlets on many diseases and disorders, as well as videos, medical dictionaries, drug information, diagrams and images, and much more.

EBSCO (AHFS Consumer Medication, Alt. Health Watch, Medline, HealthSource, Nursing/Academic Edition)

This resource allows users to search several databases simultaneously—including Medline, Alt. Health Watch, AHFS Consumer Medication, HealthSource, and Nursing/Academic Edition.

Explora

Find articles, essays and primary source documents on a variety of popular topics with easy-to-browse categories with easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

A research database designed for elementary school students and educators.  Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Explora for Teens

A research database designed for middle and high school students and educators. Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Gale in Context: Elementary

With features that are age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for young learners, this curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics. This resource helps kids explore and gain comfort with database searching.

Health and Wellness Resource

Offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This consumer health resource provides information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

Science in Context

An in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.

Science Reference Center

Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. 

Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.  Provides intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. 

Virtual Reference Library

A collection of online reference books in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology, health, business, career development and more, accessible within a single search.

World Book

A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

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MayoClinic.com

Choice of basic, in-depth, and multimedia health information on conditions, diseases, procedures, and other health topics

MedHelp.org

Information, online medical communities, ask-a-doctor forums and more

Merck Manuals

For over 100 years, healthcare professionals have relied on The Merck Manual for essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders, and now it has become one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers.  The Consumer Edition allows patients to find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language. The trusted content of the Professional Edition addresses thousands of diseases and treatments, features clinical approaches to each category of disorder, and provides specific guidance on patient evaluation.

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