Online Research

Health and Nutrition


Databases and E-Books

 (You will need a Chandler Library card and 4-digit PIN to access these resources.)

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Articles from health/medical journals, pamphlets, videos, & publications

Human Diseases and Conditions
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
 


Additional Resources


MEDLINEplus
From the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health: over 700 topics on conditions, diseases, and wellness, plus drug information, a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, medical news, medical and hospital directories.

PubMed
PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

The Merck Manual
Online edition of a standard medical reference book, with links to additional Merck manuals

National Institutes of Health
NIH is the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. This site contains the latest medical news and searchable health topics.

AllPsych Online
Provides a link to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th. Edition. Better known as the DSM-IV, the manual is published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults.

Physical Activity Guidelines
The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.

Healthfinder.gov
A quick guide to healthy living from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Comprehensive guide from the National Institutes of Health.

Nutrition.gov
Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition. A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA.

ChooseMyPlate.gov
A guide to healthy eating from the USDA. 

 

Journals

American Journal of Public Health
Total Health
Nutrition Action Health Letter
Men's Health
Journal of Environmental Health
Natural Health 
 

Senior Care Resources


The National Institute on Aging
The Gerontological Society of America 
Arizona Department of Health Services:  Women, Minorities and Seniors