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DISCUS logo Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

DISCUS logo  Alt HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984 and full text going back as far as 1990.

DISCUS logo  Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books and magazine articles.

DISCUS logo  Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a perfect starting point for students, researchers and lifelong learners who are creating research projects, writing topic papers or just doing research. It contains hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies and dictionaries. In addition to this traditional content, Credo offers DRM-free access to over 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs, are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors.

Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer

Survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health

Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical and cognitive/behavioral development. Entries are written in language parents can understand while still providing enough depth to benefit today's health science students. The set, which covers every major body system, is arranged into five main entry types: Diseases & Disorders, Development, Immunizations, Drugs and Procedures.

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

Information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures and other related topics.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Provides understandable yet detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Includes entries for all 150 disorders classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, text revision (DSM-IV-TR). It also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders

Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia and epilepsy. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications for treating neurological diseases and conditions, understanding the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of
Nursing and Allied Health

Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.

Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health

Contains more than 600 entries that cover various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it and treatment options including medications. Coverage includes use of various adaptive devices and equipment, transportation issues, housing options, maintaining mental acuity, definitions and descriptions of the roles of different caregivers, nutrition and exercise guidelines, definitions of different types of medical insurance and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories and information on: alternative health, fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public and occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, etc.

DISCUS logo  Health Source - Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

DISCUS logo  Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

DISCUS logo  MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.


MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

DISCUS logo  Nursing Resource Center

Nursing Resource Center provides authoritative information written in accessible language for nursing students completing research papers, class assignments and those preparing for their clinical experiences as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Thorough nursing-specific texts are complemented by relevant journal results from top publications in the field and by animated depictions of the human anatomy.

Salem Health

This database, which includes Magill’s Medical Guide and Salem Health: Cancer, provides comprehensive information on a wide variety of health and medical topics in essays with accompanying illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes and more. Search by full-text, abstract, title and keywords. Browse a directory of eight major categories, subcategories and article lists.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases & Disorders

Contains over 200 entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Concise entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders and others. Easily understood by middle school students, high school students and lay adult readers.