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Health Resources

Medline Plus - Quality, up-to-date consumer health information. A service of the National Library of Medicine.

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers - Overviews of conditions, drugs, and treatments.

PubMed - A service of the US National Library of Medicine. A free public interface for the MEDLINE database. This information is not usually useful to the general public as it is written for researchers and medical professionals.

Stat!Ref - A searchable collection of Medical Reference books used by doctors and nurses. Includes clinical overviews, diagnosis aids and best medical practice in treatment.

Health Statistics: - Links to health statistics sites for Canada, the United States, and the world. A service of the University of British Columbia.

Available for check-out:

Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs
call number: 615.1 Complete
This circulating book covers classes of drugs instead of covering them individually.

Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
call number: 613 Mayo
This is an illustrated guide, written for the lay person, covering symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions which may affect members of the family of all ages.

Reference (in-library use only):

Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR)
call number:  REF 615.1 Physicians
Contains information about drugs and their side effects, drug interactions, when they should not be used and what patients should be told about them.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
call number: REF 616.075
This is one of the most widely used medical references for medical professionals. Entries are arranged by systems of the body.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
call number: REF 616.89 Gale
These encyclopedic set coverage general, accessible descriptions of a wide range of mental health topics and included references for further study.