Health and Medicine
Click on the name of a database to go to it. All databases are available both in and outside of the library except as noted; if you're outside the library, all databases require a library card number except as noted.
In addition to searching the databases individually, you can use the Ohio Web Library to search all the statewide information databases using a single interface. Note: This does not search the databases which are provided by Cuyahoga Falls Library, which are indicated below with a small library logo to the right of the title.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a source patient drug information written for consumers. It includes “How To” information for administering different types of medications such as eye drops and inhalers. It also identifies medications that have the potential for adverse events when used by elderly patients.
This database from EBSCOhost focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Alt-HealthWatch offers libraries an immediate resource of full text articles from more than 170 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, association & consumer newsletters plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.
Consumer Health Complete
Get information about depression, heart disease, stroke, and many other issues, as well as information on drugs, herbs, and alternative treatments. Choose from fact sheets and pamphlets, articles, specialized encyclopedias and reference books, images and diagrams, and videos -- all easy to read and written for consumers.
ConsumerReports.org (choose "Health" from the menu)
The health section of ConsumerReports.org covers health topics such as prescriptions, conditions and treatments, doctors and hospitals, and insurance. You can read evaluations of health products such as treadmills, read easy-to-understand explanations of various medical conditions, research prescriptions, and learn about natural remedies.
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 the AHFS Consumer Medication Information.
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 allows users to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.