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Click the following links to access online databases and websites.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

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Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, including diseases, disorders, traditional and alternative therapies, and current hot topics. Content is added daily to ensure that researchers receive the most up-to-date health content.

Medlineplus

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Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine.

Merck Manual Consumer Version

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Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language as well as photos, videos, and animations.

Academic OneFile

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Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder, and citation tools are integrated directly into the user’s workflow.

GALE Virtual Reference Library

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Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

General OneFile

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Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.

Science Reference Center

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Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

More Health Categories

Diseases and Other Health Conditions

Alzheimer’s

Asthma

Brain Injury & Concussion

Cancer

Diabetes

HIV/AIDS

  • AIDSinfo
    Comprehensive site including basic information on HIV/AIDS, fact sheets, infographics, clinical trails, and more.
  • TheBody.com
    Site that includes basic information, HIV/AID resources centers, tools, and up to date news and research.

Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Liver Disease

Mental Health

Obesity

Stroke

Other Recommended Sites

Healthcare & Insurance

Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP provides low-cost comprehensive health coverage to children, and sometimes pregnant women, for families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

Medicare and Medigap Insurance
What is it and how to buy it.

Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Services

Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Key services, press releases, consumer resources and more.

Consumer Reports’ Guide to Health Insurance

Health by Age or Group

Children & Infants

Teens

  • TeensHealth.org
  • Body and Mind (BAM)
  • Teen Health
  • Go Ask Alice!
    A question and answer internet service supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals. Questions are received & answered confidentially and often include links to other resources.
  • Safe2Say Something
    A violence prevention program where youth can anonymously report threatening behaviors and activities endangering themselves or others.

Seniors

Men

Women

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Resources

People with Disabilities

African Americans

Hispanic Americans

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Native Americans

Asian Americans

Military and Veterans

Homeless

Travelers

Healthy Living

Food & Fitness

Dental Health

Safe Sex

Pregnancy

Immunizations

Safety & First Aid

Alcohol & Drugs

Stop Smoking

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