Health and Medical

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On the Shelf

Key word search: Drugs, steroids, depression Subject search: health, mental health

Electronic Books

Virtual Library (Gale)

Includes full text of in depth resources. Search the table of contents or the index.
  • Encyclopedia of Global Health , 4v, 2008
  • Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z , 2v, 2004

Database Passwords for HOME use HERE or on sticker available from library.


Searches all relevant databases for your topic.
Use a keyword search. As you begin typing it will suggest topics which may be helpful.
First result often is a Research Starter which will provide a good overview of the topic.
Use limiters, found on the left side of the results page, to narrow your search. An especially helpful limiter is Subject. Be sure to use the Show More link to access all the subject limiters.
Use Advanced Search. Search your big topic, for example "Ancient Greece," and a subtopic, such as "dress," using ‘’’title’’’ or subject terms in the drop down menu to the right of the search box. This will limit your hits to the most relevant articles immediately.
Specializes in teen health issues, sports injuries and treatments, etc.
Includes encyclopedias, evidence based reports, reference books, news and magazines, and videos among other resources.
Includes Reference Books, Magazine and Journal articles, Academic Journals and News sources.
Great source for magazine articles. Also includes reference sources.
Use for health and medical issues. Either Points of View OR Opposing Viewpoints can be used for getting "both sides" of an issue.

Database Passwords for HOME use HERE or on sticker available from library.

Web Directories


Official State, Federal, and Internationsl Health Websites

Most states have a Public Health Department Site. Search terms: State Name health department

Evaluation Tools, Citation Tools & Database Passwords

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