Health and Wellness
Need help finding reliable health information? This guide provides the most up-to-date resources; including research databases, online resources, and catalog materials.
Health and Wellness Books
Links to Research Databases
Consumer Health Complete contains health and wellness information from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. It includes electronic searchable versions of many popular print titles such as the AMA Complete Medical Encyclopedia and the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book.
Easily find answers to your most common health questions. You can learn about a disorder such as diabetes, find information on an upcoming medical test, or read about the latest fad diet. Search for health organizations, or look up over-the-counter medication, prescription drugs, and herbs.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the healthcare system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an index to over forty-eight hundred current biomedical journals.
The Nursing & Allied Health Collection includes articles from 1980 to the present. Although the content in this database is also available through the Academic OneFile and/or General OneFile databases, this collection limits your search to publications specific to this topic.
The Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection includes articles from 1980 to the present. Although the content in this database is also available through the Academic OneFile and/or General OneFile databases, this collection limits your search to publications specific to this topic.
Links to Recommended Websites
"Established in 1933, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit organization comprising 24 medical specialty Member Boards, is the pre-eminent entity overseeing the certification of physician specialists in the United States. The primary function of ABMS is to assist its Member Boards in developing and implementing educational and professional standards to evaluate and certify physician specialists. By participating in these initiatives, ABMS also serves as a unique and highly influential voice in the healthcare industry, bringing focus and rigor to issues involving specialization and certification in medicine. ABMS is a designated primary equivalent source of credential information."
"CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise."
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The Mayo Clinic has a wide variety of articles on how to treat common ailments with first aid. Topics include: bites, black eyes, choking, fever, sunburn, and many more.
"Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health."