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Health & Medicine

Online Databases

(accessible from home with your library card number)

Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers – Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts, sciences, sports and more from newspapers, books and periodicals, many with full-text and images.


Reference eBooks

(accessible from home with your library card number)

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances


Reference Book Collection

Physician’s Desk Reference – R615.1
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment – R616.075
Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) – R616.89075
Mosby’s Medical Dictionary – R610.3


Circulating Book Collection

Diet & Nutrition – 613.2
Physical Fitness – 613.7
Guides to Alternative Medicine – 615.5
Diseases – 616


Internet Resources

AMA DoctorFinder

California Health Care Options Matrix – Information on finding health coverage in your area.

Consumer Health Information in Many Languages

Covered California - Statewide marketplace for health insurance.

Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine

HelpGuide - Articles on topics covering mental, emotional, and social health, in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications

Herbs at a Glance – Fact sheets on herbs.

Medline Plus - Diseases, conditions, and wellness issues from the National Institute of Health.

Merck Manual – Database of medical conditions.

PDRhealth – Consumer friendly explanations.

Public resource on clinical lab testing

USDA National Nutrient Database - Nutritional information for thousands of foods.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2017