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Health/Medical Information

General materials on medicine can be found in the R call number area and by searching the library catalog. More specific materials may be found in the following areas: RD (Surgery), RJ (Pediatrics), RS (Pharmacy), RT (Nursing), RV (Botanic, Eclectic Medicine), RX (Homeopathy), and RZ (Chiropractic Medicine). Various subjects that may be used are Alternative Medicine, Health, Nursing, Physicians, and Medical Ethics.



Reference Works

Black's Medical Dictionary

Electronic Book

Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations

Electronic Book

Dictionary of Optometry & Visual Science

Electronic Book

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary

Electronic Book

Mosby's Dental Dictionary

Electronic Book

Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professionals

Electronic Book

Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients

Electronic Book

Pharamaceutical Medical Reference

Electronic Book

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

Electronic Book

The Royal Society of Medicine Health Encyclopedia

Electronic Book

The Royal Society of Medicine:Medicines

Electronic Book

The Consumer’s Medical Desk Reference

Encyclopedia of Mental Health RC437.K34
Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health RA784.R646
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book RC 81.M473
Medical Word Book A-Z R121.D4
Mosby’s Drug Guide RS51.M683
Physician’s Desk Reference RS75.P5


















You may access the following databases from any computer workstation on campus. For off-campus access, please follow the instructions found on the library’s homepage under “Off-Campus Access Instructions ” or click here for an online tutorial.

Health Source Consumer Edition is one of the richest collections of consumer health information available to libraries providing information on many medical and health related topics. This database features searchable full text for nearly 300 journals and is updated on a daily basis.

Consumer Health Complete is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

AltHealthWatch offers full-text articles on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Academic Search Complete is a valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.


CINAHL is the premier index to journals in the nursing and allied health field. Full-text articles are available for most citations through VIVA.

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. This database features abstracts and indexing for approximately 850 journals and is updated on a daily basis.

MEDLINE is a specialized medical database that indexes journals in the medical field. This is a citation only database with some full text articles available through VIVA’s Online Journal Locator service.

PsycArticles contains full-text articles from scholarly and scientific psychology journals. This database covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research.

PsycInfo indexes books, journals, reports, dissertations on psychology and related fields such as nursing and pharmacology. Includes links to some full-text articles.


Healthfinder is a government site containing links to health care information from government agencies.

Centers for Disease Control is the official site for the CDC and an excellent resource for statistics and health/safety related issues.

MayoClinic is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and is dedicated to patient education. This site includes disease information and prevention, drug information, nutrition, health topics, current issues and web resources.

MedlinePlus, health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is the online version of the outstanding book by the same title.

National Center for Health Statistics compiles statistical information on America’s health.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an excellent resource of health information.

PDR Health (Physician’s Desk Reference) contains drug information written in laymen’s terms as well as information on diseases and health and wellness.

Science.gov (Health & Medicine) is an excellent resource for authoritative health information from U.S. Government agencies.

WebMD provides consumer-focused healthcare information through WebMD Health as well as clinical information from medical journals, medical conferences, and other integrated medical resources within their Medscape link.

dLife is an excellent resource for authoritative consumer health information on diabetes.


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