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Electronic Resources : Health
Use the recommended databases below to find articles and e-resources related to Health. Need help? Check out the health research and subject guides or contact Anne Cossentine, the health liaison librarian.

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Comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 770 journals
Citations and full-text journal articles in life sciences
Collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making
Evidence-based skills and procedures for nurses
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Up-to-date information on drugs used & available in Canada is provided in this online version of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS)
A database and digital archive of resources related to the life sciences, such as nursing, psychology, and health. PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature. Journals in PubMed Central are full-text and free.
Only NIH-funded articles are open access for some titles.

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This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for a multitude of journals, including many which are peer-reviewed.
A federal public health agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on minimizing human health risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances.
Designed to enhance anatomy and physiology curriculums. Includes 19 body system modules, complete with clear 3D images, comprehensive text, clinical and case studies, learning objectives and quizzes.
A comprehensive guide to the most critical issues facing our changing world
Information on locating hunger, indicators of malnutrition, patterns of hunger within countries, the sources of hunger, national resources, technology, poverty, & exacerbating conditions and events.
900 full-text journals, including 850 peer-reviewed, in the field of Medicine. All articles in the database are indexed in Medline
Features a range of authoritative fact sheets, posters, and other materials from a number of government agencies.
Details health indicators that are believed to measure the foundation of a healthy community
Online monograph publications from Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university centres working in the area of health and medical research.
Comprehensive Canadian research database covering current events, policy, business, social issues, science, the arts, and Canadian academic information
Databases providing information on a broad range of environmental and occupational health and safety topics
A full text archive for publications in the area of cognitive science as it applies to psychology, linguistics, computer science, biology, philosophy, medicine, anthropology, and other areas of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.
A streaming media service offering access to 2000+ major motion pictures, largely Hollywood films.
Provides 4000+ definitions covering all the important terms and concepts used in dentistry. These include primary care, anatomy and comparative anatomy, biochemistry, radiography, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, pharmacology, ethics, and oral medicine. Some drugs, techniques, and instruments of historical interest are included, as well as a number of biographies.
Provides access to thousands of e- books in a variety of subject areas.
Approximately 4,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles, written by leading scientists.
A complete guide to specific types of arthritis and their symptoms, causes, and diagnoses. Includes medications, pain management, and possible treatments, as well as risk factors and preventive measures.
A comprehensive reference title that covers proper dental care, dental practices and procedures, infectious diseases and related diseases, anatomy of the teeth and mouth, the causes of tooth decay, and much more
Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
In-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system, arranged into five main entry types: Diseases & Disorders; Development; Immunizations; Drugs; Procedures.
Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.
Provides 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.
Provides access to online specialized subject encyclopedias and other reference works
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Hundreds of streaming videos in the fields of health, nursing, medicine, psychology, and more.
Highwire provides citations and abstracts to journal articles and access to a selection of full-text articles, with an emphasis on science, technology and medicine.
Includes online bulletins of academic societies, online journals, reports, conference proceedings and research papers related to science and technology.
A series of 7 ebooks that provide an evidence-based practice model based on the latest evidence from research, clinician expertise and patient preference.
Contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency.
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Presents comprehensive information for each of the natural ingredients used in the food and cosmetic industries. Entries consist of source, description, chemical composition, pharmacology, uses, commercial preparations, regulatory status, and references.
Scholarly articles from journals in the fields of medicine, life sciences & nursing
One of the most concise and complete medical reference books for medical students and health care professionals. Browse by section, index, or symptoms, and find the right information quickly. The Manual is organized into organ systems, such as heart, gastrointestinal system, muscular system, etc, and it examines each major disease of each system.
Plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors.
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Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas with additional content only available to educators
Scholarly journals published by Oxford University Press covering humanities, law, life sciences, mathematics & physical sciences, medicine, social sciences
Interactive 3D Animated Human Anatomy Modules for Clinical Practice, Research, and Teaching
Scholarly journals from the American Psychological Association and 4 allied organizations. All journals in PsycARTICLES are also available in PsycINFO.
The most comprehensive database for finding full-text, peer-reviewed, literature in the field psychology and other related disciplines.
Full-text journals in physical sciences and social sciences
Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text resource provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals.
A comprehensive and high quality sociology research database that provides access to abstracts and citations.
Statistics Canada provides statistics relating to Canada's population, resources, economy, society and culture.
A compendium of the most-used word roots of the medical and health-care professions. A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots places the word in as many word families as there are elements in the word.
UNdata is a multi-disciplinary source providing official statistics produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system.
Online journals and books covering life sciences, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities
WHO member countries health information statistics. Includes information such as population size, gross national income per capita, life expectancy, probability of dying, total expenditure on health per capita, and total expenditure on health as a % of GDP.