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Health & Medicine

Reference Book Collection

Physician’s Desk ReferenceR 615.1
Current Medical Diagnosis & TreatmentR 616.075
Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) – R 616.89075
Mosby’s Medical DictionaryR 610.3


Circulating Book Collection

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


Internet Resources

AMA DoctorFinder - DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors.

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

Cancer Resource Library Infoguides - Ridley-Tree Cancer Center - Online research guides featuring library resources, links to helpful websites, and information about supportive care programs at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center 

Consumer Health Information in Many Languages - A list of health resources that are each available in multiple languages.

Cottage Data2Go - Easy-to-use online mapping and data tool created by Cottage Health and Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council that visualizes federal, state, county and community data specifically for Santa Barbara County. 

Covered California - Statewide marketplace for health insurance.

Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine - This tutorial teaches you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web.

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

Herbs at a Glance – Fact sheets on herbs.

Medicare - Forms, help, and resources regarding Medicare from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

Medicare and Medicaid News - Additional news and information regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance options from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. 

Medicare Resource Center - A help guide from AARP. 

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

Merck Manual – Database of medical conditions.

PDRhealth – Consumer friendly explanations.

Lab Tests Online - A public resource about clinical lab testings.

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

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - A government website where you will find information and tools to help you learn about healthful information and resources.

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2020
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