Health & Medicine

AHFS Consumer Medical Information Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs for consumers. This content is updated monthly.

Alt HealthWatch Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

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.

Consumer Health Complete     Access from Inside Library      Access from Outside Library

Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Health Reference Center Academic Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

More than 2,000 full-text sources and 5 million articles including peer-reviewed nursing and allied health journals. International news coverage from Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, NewsRx and Ascribe. Also includes hundreds of videos from OR-Live demonstrating medical procedures.

Health Source - Consumer Edition Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

This resource provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines and searchable full text for current, health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books.

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals on many medical disciplines. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Medline Access from Inside LibraryAccess from Outside Library

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 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Natural and Alternative Treatments Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

A complementary and alternative medicine database designed specifically for the consumer health researcher. Updated weekly, this database provides current information that will satisfy an ever-growing demand for accurate, unbiased information on natural health.

Salem Health Access from Inside Library Access from Outside Library

Provides access to various volumes from the following reference sets: Cancer, Genetics and Inherited Conditions, and Psychology and Mental Health. Users can search for specific topics or browse through a list of topics. *If you are outside the library, a password is required to use this database. Please call 281-478-7208 duringlibrary hoursfor information.

Recommended Websites

Centers for Disease Control
Information from the federal government on health and diseases.