Health and Medicine Resources

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Alt Health Watch

This alternative health database provides full text about complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990. *

Consumer Health Complete

Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides journals, magazines, reference books, and other information sources covering mainstream, complementary, and holistic medicine.*

Credo Complete Core Collection

A general reference resource that serves as a starting point for students and researchers at any level. Content includes over 1100 major encyclopedias, dictionaries and other specialized reference works spanning across all subject areas.*

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, literature, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.*

Health and Medicine: Gale OneFile

Multi-source database for health and wellness research.*

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.*

Health Source: Nursing/Academic

Scholarly full text journals, abstracts, and indexes focusing on many medical disciplines.*


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Wellness and Personal Development: Learn something new through thousands of live and on-demand classes representing over 100 topics with a focus on health, wellness, and personal development. Access this RBdigital Streaming Video on Demand service through a browser or download the RBdigital app to your favorite device, sign into it with your library card and PIN, then create an account.  A checkout provides 7 days unlimited watching, no monthly checkout limits. *


Full-text Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals.*


Web database to search for articles in medical journals via PubMed from the National Institutes of Health.*

Natural & Alternative Treatments

Contains information on conditions, natural and alternative treatments, herbs and supplements, and drug interactions.*

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Full-text coverage of topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.*

Salud en Espanol

Consumer Health Complete database of health information in Spanish.*

SciTech Premium Collection

SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.*



Weiss Financial Ratings

Independent and unbiased financial strength ratings for banks and credit unions, stocks and mutual funds, and all types of insurance companies including HMOs; customized Medicare Supplemental Insurance (MediGap) buyer's guide that includes plan features, pricing, and regional availability. Financial planning tips are also available. *

Recommended Websites

Alcohol Help

Alcohol Help provides a 24-hour hotline and information about alcohol addiction, intervention, inpatient and outpatient treatment and recovery programs, and support for families.

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Find links to local resources, support and advice for caregivers and patients, clinical trials, brain health, and more.

Autism Speaks

Nationally recognized organization providing information about autism and autism spectrum disorders, resource guides on specific topics, and a state-by-state service directory. Includes information in Spanish.

Centers for Disease Control

Information from the federal government on health and diseases.

CHIP Children's Medicaid

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children's Medicaid offers low cost or free health coverage to children in Texas.

Cleveland Clinic Health Library

The renowned nonprofit Cleveland Clinic provides free access to thousands of health articles, videos, podcasts and other tools to help manage your health and understand medical conditions and diseases, tests, treatment options, and medications. Browse topic categories or search for something specific.

DEA Drug Fact Sheets

Descriptions of commonly abused drugs like cocaine, inhalants, marijuana, steroids, and others.

Filing a Claim For Your Health or Disability Benefits

Describes some of your plan's obligations and briefly explains the procedures and timelines for filing a health or disability benefits claim (from the U.S. Department of Labor).


Learn about insurance options, coverage, and consumer rights under the Affordable Care Act.


Consumer health information from the federal government.

Hospital Compare

Information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, including over 130 Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers and over 50 military hospitals, across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.


Doctor-reviewed advice, articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics from before birth through the teen years. Separate sections for parents, kids, teens, and educators. From Nemours, a nonprofit children's health system.

KidsHealth (en español)

Consejos, artículos, presentaciones de diapositivas, videos y herramientas de salud revisados ​​por médicos sobre cientos de temas físicos, emocionales y de comportamiento desde antes del nacimiento hasta la adolescencia. Secciones separadas para padres, niños, adolescentes y educadores. De Nemours, un sistema de salud infantil sin fines de lucro.

MedlinePlus: Health Information

Information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions.

MedlinePlus: Informacion de salud para usted

MedlinePlus es el portal de Internet de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de informacion de salud para el publico. Information is also available in other languages.

Merck Manual Consumer Version

Online medical manual designed for the general public. Includes current medical news and feature articles.

PubMed Central

PubMed Central (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Retirement Living

Buyer's guides, advice and tips for all things senior living.


In-depth drug information from WebMD.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Federal agency dedicated to advancing mental and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services in order to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders and their families and reduce the impact of substance misuse and mental illness on America's communities. Offers links to resources for treatment as well as information for family and community members.

Texas Medical Board Doctor Search

Find doctors by name or specialty.