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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Consumer 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.
Health Information in Multiple Languages from MedlinePlus
This site provides quality medical information geared to the consumer in 40 languages from Amharic to Vietnamese.
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.
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.
This site contains up-to-date, quality health care information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
MEDLINE 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
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.