Databases: By Subject: Health

Databases:

Consumer Health Complete

Find 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)

One of the “leading service providers of full-text and secondary databases,” EBSCO allows users to search several databases simultaneously—including Medline, Alt. Health Watch, AHFS Consumer Medication, HealthSource, and Nursing/Academic Edition.

Explora

Explora - Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

Explora for Kids is a research database designed with students and educators in mind. Elementary school students can learn about their favorite subject. Look up words. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles into more than 30 languages. 

Explora for Teens

Explora for Teens is 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.

Health and Wellness Resource

Health & Wellness Resource Center from Gale is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information. The Health & Wellness Resource Center features a fully updated, intuitive interface -- providing multiple pathways to key information. Its browser style format lets you browse the latest news, review a set of subject areas, review and select a particular resource, or search across the entire database.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, engaging and easy-to-use.  It's features are age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for today's young learners. Its curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics with a modern, graphical interface. The design helps kids explore and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject.  Teachers and other educators can assign chapters, or whole books to students. Adult learners can also gain new insights through an introduction to a topic.

Websites:

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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