HEALTH


Best Databases

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 abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

Health Reference Center - Academic

Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

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 features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals.

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles.

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CINAHL Complete

CINAHL Complete is the world's largest source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, and provides full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHLCINAHL Complete also provides indexing for more than 4,000 journals, and provides additional nursing and allied health research material including health care books, select conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheet and quick lesson disease overviews. CINAHL Complete is an essential research database covering all areas of nursing and allied health literature. 

Our video tutorial explains how to do an advanced search of nursing and allied health literature using the CINAHL Complete database

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic

Designed for doctors, research scientist, students and clinical specialists, this database provides full text for over 100 journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study. All titles included in the Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic Edition are indexed in MEDLINE.

MEDLINE

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 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Science Direct

A database of over nine hundred high-quality, peer-reviewed journal articles covering Health and Life Sciences.

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AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Patient drug information; includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Available in both English and Spanish.

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's English language journals and reference sources. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, & millions of full text articles available in both PDF and HTML.

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Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 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.

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Films On Demand

Contains over 20,000 academic videos available for streaming. Watch full-length videos or one of over 231,000 video segments grouped by subject: Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, Health & Medicine. Films on Demand also offers videos about careers. 

Kanopy Streaming

Kanopy is a leading distributor of educational videos. Major subjects covered include the arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Users can search, browse and stream videos. 

Salem Health

Salem Health is a collection of complete online reference books. The collection includes: CancerGeneticsMagill's Medical Guide (Sixth Edition), and Psychology & Mental Health.

HCC Online Catalog

Most of HCC's online books are linked from the online catalog. The catalog also includes physical items in the library: reference books, circulating books, music, dvds, audio books, and other media. You may also use the online catalog to search for items in your public library.

Commonwealth eBook Collection

A collection of books available to all the residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Includes over 120,000 academic books as well as bestsellers, popular fiction, and primary historical documents.  Search the general collection in the above link or just the academic books in EBL (login required).

Ebrary (now named Ebook Central)

This is a collection of over 100,000 books online.

EBSCO e-books

A growing collection of over 110,000 e-books that can be read online or with the EBSCO eBooks App

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Simultaneously search through more than 200 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Overdrive Digital Catalog

Overdrive Digital Catalog offers hundreds of audiobooks, ebooks, and videos. Browse and search popular titles and download them to your computer (Mac and PC), transfer them to your portable device (Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, and others), or burn them onto CDs for reading and listening anywhere, anytime. 

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Framingham Heart Study

Since our beginning in 1948, the Framingham Heart Study, under the direction of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), formerly known as the National Heart Institute, has been committed to identifying the common factors or characteristics that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have followed CVD development over a long period of time in three generations of participants.

Medical Encyclopedia

The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

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.

MedlinePlus (en Español)

MedlinePlus es una base de datos en Internet diseñada para ayudarle a ubicar información oficial sobre salud. Las páginas de MedlinePlus contienen enlaces seleccionados con cuidado a portales de Internet con información de salud. La enciclopedia médica ofrece a los consumidores de servicios de salud una extensa biblioteca de imágenes médicas, así como también más de 4.000 artículos con información sobre enfermedades, exámenes, síntomas, lesiones y procedimientos quirúrgicos.

Medline Plus: Drugs & Supplements

Information about prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and supplements.

RELIABLE INFORMATION

Evaluating Health Information: information, links, and tutorials put together by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.  

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STATE/LOCAL

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph

Massachusetts Public Health Association 
http://www.mphaweb.org

Massachusetts General Hospital - Disparities Solutions Center
http://www.massgeneral.org/disparitiessolutions

Harvard School of Public Health
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu

NATIONAL

American Public Health Association
http://www.apha.org

Centers for Disease Control - National Center for Health Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs

National Institutes of Health - Health Information
http://health.nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

Institute of Medicine
http://www.iom.edu/Reports.aspx

INTERNATIONAL

World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/research/en

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