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Health & Medicine Subject Guide

Databases

 

Health Reference Center - Facts on File

Facts On File's Health Reference Center is a comprehensive encyclopedic database containing thousands of hyperlinked entries organized into four major categories: conditions and disease; mental health; health and wellness; and body systems.

Health Reference Center - Academic - Gale

Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

The new and updated Health & Wellness Resource Center, with its Alternative Health Module, includes even more references, full-text journals and the new Disease Profiler module. From medical students to the curious, Health & Wellness Resource Center will lead you to the medical information solutions you're looking for - quickly and accurately!

ProQuest Family Health

Find complete, full-text information covering numerous aspects of family health including sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete

Designed to serve a wide range of people who need health information -- from hospital administrators to medical professionals to consumers. The database provides coverage from leading health journals and essential medical journals in key medical specialties.

ProQuest Psychology Journals

With complete full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications, this database meets the needs of both students and mental-health professionals.

 

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eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 1200 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

This 3-volume set is written for readers at grade 7 and higher and covers addictions, causes, and treatments of particular importance to adolescents. Articles on the nature of addiction and its roots include advertising, genetics, families, and personal problems.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Aging

Offers a timely resource encompassing all aspects of aging. Covering a variety of disciplines --biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history -- the Encyclopediaalso explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also includes a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, Web sites and an index.

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History

This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence

Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests

Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

Human Diseases and Conditions

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Covering all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical -- the 2-vol. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying also provides a deep historical and cross-cultural perspective through the ages. More than 400 entries cover AIDS, children, cremation, communication with the dead, grief and mourning across cultures, genocide, life-expectancy, widows, and much more. Also includes an appendix providing general overviews and contact information for nearly 80 organizations, 150 illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

Nutrition and Wellbeing A-Z

This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

World of Sports Science

Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.
   

 

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Websites

 

American Indian Health

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Information on Data and Statistics, Diseases and Conditions, Emergencies and Disasters, Environmental Health, Healthy Living, Injury, Violence and Safety, Life Stages and Populations, Travelers' Health and Workplace Safety and Health

Hardin MD

Information and images.

Healthfinder.gov

Resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

InteliHealth

Provieded by Aetna and partnered with Harvard Medical School, InteliHealth's mission is to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives. Provides credible information from the most trusted sources.

Mayo Clinic

This award-winning Web site offers health information to help users assess symptoms, understand their diagnosis and manage their health. Produced by a team of Mayo Clinic experts, MayoClinic.com gives users access to the expertise and knowledge of the more than 3,300 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

MedicineNet

MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.

Medline Plus

From the National Institutes of Health, this searchable site provides information on health topics, drug information, dictionaries and links to other health related information.

Merck Manuals Online

The content of The Manuals is now available in enhanced online versions as part of The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library. The Online Medical Library is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, and audio and video material not present in the print versions.

Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary

Online dictionary.

National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is a nation-wide organization that brings together under one roof all the professional disciplines needed to study and combat abuse of all substances – alcohol, nicotine as well as illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs – in all sectors of society.

National Institute of Health

Covers health topics, news and research information

National Library of Medicine

The Library has extensive information resources to serve the general public.

National Library of Medicine Database and Electronic Information Portal

Links to all NLM websites.

State Health Facts

Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 700 health topics.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. A wide variety of health and healthcare topics are covered.

WebMD

The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible.

 

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