As Covid 19 spread rapidly across our community, knowing where to turn for authoritative health information became more challenging by the day. We’re here to help you find your way to the very best health and medical information, all for free, whether it’s Covid 19 or a health topic completely unrelated to the current pandemic.
You have access to books, journal articles and websites that will give you quick definitions, disease information, access to patient handouts, surgery videos, medical journal articles, and alternative treatments. We have collected the links for you in one convenient place on our Health Information Center page found through the library website
A great place to start is, of course, the library catalog for books on health and wellness topics. We also have a number of digital Reference Books which are available to your 24/7. Use the Gale Virtual Reference Collection for reference titles.
Some of the most updated medical information can be found in journal and magazine articles. Remember to click the box for ‘full text’ while you search, otherwise you could end up with abstracts. Check out these databases:
If you want to stay away from journal articles, these two websites offer different disciplines of medicine, but are both excellent.
Librarian, Science & Technology Division at Main Library