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Use these sites to find up-to-date medical information from reliable sources like Mayo Clinic or the National Library of Medicine (MedlinePlus).

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General Medical Sites

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardConsumer Health Complete from EBSCOhost

Consumer Health Complete includes the contents of more than 250 health reference books, reports, pamphlets, images, and videos. It also contains the text of more than 550 health related journals and magazines.

Web resourceHealth Information in Multiple Languages from MedlinePlus

This site provides quality medical information geared to the consumer in 40 languages from Amharic to Vietnamese.

Web resourceMayo Clinic Health Information

This site provides current and reliable information on all areas of health and medicine. Medical news is posted each weekday, and an "Answers from Mayo Clinic" feature provides answers to questions in various medical specialties.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMedical Reference Books from Gale

Search the full contents of more than forty reference books in the fields of medicine and biological sciences. Titles include Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, Encyclopedia of Public Health, Encyclopedia of Bioethics and Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery.

Web resourceMedlinePlus

This site contains up-to-date, quality health care information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardSalem Health

Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ bestselling Magill’s Medical Guide. In its printed form, the current edition of the Guide has grown to five volumes and 3,500 pages. The Guide is a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers.

Web resourceWebMD

WebMD offers consumers health and wellness information that is revised daily by medical professionals. Community forums are available dedicated to topics such as disease treatment and prevention, alternative medicine, diet and nutrition, emotional wellness, fitness, pregnancy, and other specialized areas.

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Alternative Medicine

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardNatural Standard

Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine contains data on complementary and alternative therapies. Included are sections on Foods, Herbs and Spices, Medical Conditions, a Symptom Checker, and a Nutrition Database. Material is compiled from contributors from more than one hundred eminent academic institutions. For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team systematically gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. Natural Standard is impartial, and is not supported by any interest group, professional organization, or product manufacturer.

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Articles from Professional Journals

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMEDLINE from OCLC FirstSearch

From the National Library of Medicine, an index of article summaries and citations from 3,500 medical journals.  Links to some full text articles are available; coverage is from 1965 to the present.
Skokie Public Library's guide to this database

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardPsycARTICLES

PsycARTICLES® contains more than 25,000 full text articles from over forty journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.  Coverage includes general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.

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