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Some Recommended E-books

medicine Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

cancer Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer

diseases Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

alternative Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

infectious Infectious Diseases: In Context


Electronic Resources

Access Video on Demand

Access Video On Demand features nine expansive streaming collections that cover the widest range of subjects with quality content, including thousands of exclusive titles you won't find anywhere else. Plus, the Films On Demand streaming video platform provides a powerful search and browse tool, making it easy for you to find specific pieces of content quickly. Access Video On Demand collections include health and wellness.

Consumer Health Complete

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Consumer Health Complete™ (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

Health Reference Center Academic

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This multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center™ plus 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals. All in a single, easy-to-use database, Health Reference Center -- Academic integrates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.)

Health Reference Center
Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
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Provides full text for nearly 280 health journals, over 1,200 health pamphlets and 20 health reference books.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
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Provides over 520 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
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Comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.

Reference USA Health Care Database

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Provides detailed information on over 650,000 Physicians and Dentists. Updated Monthly.


Recommended Videos

Achieving weight loss [videorecording] : goals for optimal health through proper diet & supplement San Diego, CA : Valerie Hall Nutrition / Lenny Magill Productions, c2005. Call # DVD 613.2 ACH

Brain food [videorecording] : for health, memory and mood San Diego, CA : Valerie Hall Nutrition / Lenny Magill Productions, c2006. Call # DVD 612.82 BRA

Controlling blood sugar [videorecording] : for health, weight and balance San Diego, CA : Lenny Magill Productions, c2005. Call # DVD 613.2 CON

Digestive health naturally! [videorecording] San Diego, CA : Lenny Magill Productions, c2007. Call # DVD 616.3 DIG

Fat [videorecording] : what no one is telling you Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, c2007. Call # DVD 616.398 FAT

Generation Rx [videorecording] Vancouver, BC : Common Radius Films, c2008. Call # DVD 616.8589 GEN

Money - driven medicine [videorecording] South Burlington, VT : California Newsreel, c2009. Call # DVD 338.4 MON

Remaking American medicine [videorecording] : health care for the 21st century Arlington, VA : PBS Home Video, c2006. Call # DVD 362.1 REM

Rx for survival [videorecording] : a global health challenge Boston, MA : WGBH Boston Video, c2005. Call # DVD 530.1 RX

Sick around the world [videorecording] SI : PBS Video, c2008. Call # DVD 362.1097 SIC

Slow the aging process [videorecording] San Diego, CA : Valeria Hall Nutrition / Lenny Magill Productions, c2006. Call # DVD 613 SLO

The vaccine war [videorecording] SI : PBS Home Video, c2010. Call # DVD 614.47 VAC

The weight of the nation [videorecording] : confronting America's obesity epidemic United States : HBO Home Box Office, c2012. Call # DVD 362.196 WEI


World Wide Web Resources

Aetna Intelihealth
Aetna InteliHealth, a subsidiary of Aetna, partners with Harvard Medical School and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine to provide health information on this website. It’s important to note that Aetna InteliHealth’s editorial policy states that it maintains absolute editorial independence from Aetna. That said, the site is content rich on disease and treatment information and includes nice additional features such as its Interactive Health Tools, Ask the Expert, Personalized Health E-mail service, and Discussion Boards.

The Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center
Produced by the Cleveland Clinic Department of Patient Education and Health Information, this site offers information on over 900 health topics. Podcasts and webcasts of health information are available along with transcripts of web chats with physicians answering health questions. The Cleveland Clinic Patient Education and Health Information provides a live chat service Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm EST (except holidays) where health educators are available to provide general health information and recommendations of web sites.


This web site is offers clear and concise patient hand-outs for common medical concerns and conditions. All information has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians. “Conditions A-Z”, make finding a hand-out easy. Handy buttons translates the site into Spanish and increases the type size. Other helpful features are a medical dictionary, health calculators, the Healthy Living Guides, a Smart Patient Guide, Health Tools section and a Health Tip of the Day.

Hardin M.D.

This subject directory of health web site links is maintained by the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa. A special focus on medical pictures makes this site unique.


Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, healthfinder links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations. There’s a wonderful children’s interface with age-appropriate health information and much of the web site’s information is available in Spanish. Their Drug Interaction Checker, Online Checkups, and health newsletters in Spanish and English provide useful additional features.

HealthLink Plus

Provides links to credible health web sites recommended by the Information Services staff of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Information in Spanish is also available. Their Ask-Us-Now feature provides real-time access to reference librarians to answer questions.

Mayo Clinic

MayoClinic.com offers a wealth of easy-to-understand health and medical information. In addition to diseases and conditions, the site has a number of healthy living guides and helpful resources such as Health Tools, Treatment Decision Guides, blogs and pod casts, and Ask a Specialist feature. Mayo Clinic experts review web site content for accuracy.

Med Help International

Med Help International is a non-profit organization whose focus is to provide medical information in non-technical language and to an online health community through over 200 medical forums. The People section is where you can get advice and support from other patients while the MyMedHelp has forums led by doctors where you can get answers and medical information online. Registration is required but free.


MedicineNet.com is owned and operated by WebMD and part of the WebMD Network. The web site provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers through its user-friendly, interactive web site. The content is produced and edited by a nationally recognized network of over 70 U.S. Board Certified Physicians. Web videos, daily health news, an email newsletter and a symptom checker are additional features.


MedlinePlus offers over 18,000 links to accurate and current medical information on the Internet that has been evaluated by the National Library of Medicine. It includes drug information, an illustrated medical dictionary, the latest health news, directories of doctors, dentists and hospitals, surgery videos, and interactive health tutorials. Brief information is available in the Medical Encyclopedia with more in depth information on over 750 Health Topics

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