Health & Medicine


Ebscohost Databases

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Logo: Alt Health Watch Database
Alt Health Watch™
A source for alternative perspectives on healthcare and wellness providing access to the latest information and materials related to holistic medicine.

Logo:  Consumer Health Complete Database
Consumer Health Complete™
A patient education support tool with consumer-oriented content covering mainstream, holistic and integrated medicine.

Logo: Medline database
A biomedical research resource providing access to many of the most-used biomedical and health journals.

Gale Databases

Logo for Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Gale OneFile:  Health and Medicine
Provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets.  The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.  The material in this database is intended for informational purposes only.


Consumer Information


  • Agency for Health Research and Quality
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - A comprehensive national and state health resource.  Includes health recommendations.
  • Center for Public Health Nutrition facilitates interdisciplinary research to improve nutrition, food systems, and population health.
  • Healthfinder - A website sponsored by the government that 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.
  • Mayo Clinic - Provides information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice. Manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo's 3,400 physicians and scientists, learn how to access medical services, and discover Mayo's medical research and education offerings.
  • Medline Plus - Provided by the National Library of Medicine.  This site brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. Find links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
  • Merck Online Medical Library - The online version of the various Merck manuals.
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders
  • NIH: Health Information - A database from the National Institutes of Health for general health information.
  • PubMed - A database providing information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.
  • Texas Center for Health Statistics
  • Texas Department of State and Health Services - The Texas Department of Health Audiovisual Library circulates materials throughout Texas for a short time basis. They have health-related ½" VHS video, CD-ROMs, slides, audiocassettes, educational models, charts, and 16mm film. There are some Spanish and bilingual (English and Spanish) materials. There is no charge for Texas residents to borrow from our library except for return shipping charges.

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