Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gateway to Health Information

Finding reliable, up-to-date health information can be daunting .  Two of the Library’s online databases,  Health Source: Consumer Edition  and Health & Wellness Resource Center, provide authoritative, comprehensive medical and consumer health information that you can trust from a wide range of magazines, academic journals, and reference books.  

Coverage includes diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, drugs and herbal remedies, diet and healthy living as well as links to recommended websites, such as the National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus and the American Diabetes Association.   Additional features include a medical dictionary, and directories of contact information for various service agencies, offices, companies, people and health products. 
Access Health Source: Consumer Edition and Health & Wellness Resource Center from the Library’s homepage at http://www.ridgefieldlibrary.org  by clicking the “Research & Reference” tab and then selecting “Health & Fitness.”  

In addition to online resources,  the Library offers books on a variety of health and medical topics and subscribes to two monthly newsletters, Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter and Consumer Reports onHealth, which can be found in the magazine display area.

To learn more about the Library’s consumer health resources , speak with a reference librarian at x1015 or x1016 or visit the reference desk.

Contributed by Reference Librarian Carole Clark

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