Health & Medicine

Library Health & Medicine Resources

Addictions and Substance Abuse: Information pertaining to addictions and substance abuse in easy-to-understand language.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Illicit Drugs: Covers addictions, causes and treatments in non-medical terms.

Alt HealthWatch: Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.

CINAHL Complete: The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature database allows you to search for articles in hundreds of nursing journals. You'll find evidence-based care sheets, full-text articles from scholarly journals, as well as full-text health care books, and clinical trials.  Topics include nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and health sciences librarianship.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine: All aspects of complementary and alternative medicine, both past and present, providing sound medical advice on a controversial and sometimes confusing field.

Consumer Health Complete: For consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders: In-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders.

Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests: Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics.

Health Source - Consumer Edition: Provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines, searchable full-text health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.

Health Source - Nursing / Academic Edition: Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.

Magill’s Medical Guide: Diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine.

Medical Reference Books: Medical and health-related reference books available online.

Nursing & Allied Health: Offers a diverse mix of scholarly literature, clinical training videos, reference materials, and evidence-based resources, including dissertations and systematic reviews.

Salem Press: Cancer: An A-Z encyclopedia for patients, with information about 900+ topics in cancer, including the biology of cancer, tests, drugs, procedures, and complimentary and alternative therapies.

Salem Press: Nutrition: Offers 300 A-Z topics on healthy eating, nutritional values of food, eating disorders, dietary guidelines, and supplements.

Web Resources

The links below are being provided as a convenience; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Scott County Library of any of the products, services, or opinions represented. Scott County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external sites or for that of subsequent links.  

Doctor Finder: Created by the American Medical Association.

Drug Information & Identification: Search by drug name or category to find information about what it is prescribed for, precautions when taking the drug, side effects, and what to do in case of overdose. Maintained by the US National Institutes of Health. Learn more about obtaining healthcare coverage through the US Affordable Care Act. 

Hospital Directory: Created by the American Hospital Association to assist with searching for hospital information.

Lab Tests - Testing Online: A health information web resource developed by laboratory and medical professionals who review all content, including articles on lab tests, conditions/diseases, screening, clinical laboratory topics, and lab test news. The official U.S. government site for Medicare includes what Medicare covers, finding a doctor or nursing home that accepts Medicare patients, and how to sign up or change your plan. Information to help answer health questions from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

MNSureMinnesota's health insurance marketplace is where individuals, families and small businesses can shop, compare and choose health insurance coverage. It's the only place to apply for financial help to lower the cost of your health coverage.