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  • Health & Wellness Resource Center including Alternative Health Provides information on diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, drugs and herbal remedies.Includes access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works and multimedia.
  • Consumer Reports Access to Consumer Reports’ and unbiased product and service Ratings and recommendations, selections from the latest issue of Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Health, a searchable archive of the past four years of Ratings, Consumer Reports’ exclusive product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides,access to consumer/user reviews, and much more.
  • Consumers’ Checkbook  Provides consumer ratings for businesses around the Chicagoland area. Ratings cover health service, mechanics, repair shops, stores of all kinds and much more. Tutorial

    Access remotely – Allows you to submit your own reviews, but requires you to provide name, address, email to establish an account
    In-library Access – Open to all library users and requires no personal information to access.

  • MEDLINE All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing
  • New Book of Popular Science Science, medicine and technology for middle school students.
  • Health Reference Books Online Gale Virtual Reference Library – use reference books in the library or from home 24/7. This database contains a wide variety of books. Find authoritative information on a large number of topics. It’s like having a tall stack of reference books at your fingertips!  Try these tutorials: 1) Basics, 2) Browse & Search, 3) Download PDF to Your eReader
  • Science in Context Provides detailed coverage of science subjects, from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.

  • MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
  • Healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.
  • Familydoctor.org is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.
  • Mayo Clinic Health Information Manage your health with our useful and up-to-date information in more than 35 disease and lifestyle categories.
  • PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.