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Health & Medicine

A collection of subscription databases, ebooks, and other online material paid for by the the Northville District Library or by the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL).


Health and Wellness Resource Center
Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Includes various journals from 1986 to present.


Health Reference Center Academic
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals recommended for students, patients and health professionals as well as access to professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources in mostly full-text. Coverage includes Jan. 1990 – present, updated daily.


MeL: Health Gateway
The Health Gateway contains information for health consumers as well as professionals.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Current and authoritative content useful to both nursing professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. Includes nearly 400 titles.

Psychology Collection
Basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops over time with access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Reference USA
The U.S. Healthcare portion of the database includes listings for more than 855,000 physicians and dentists, with information regarding the professionals' name, age, gender, location, Medical school credentials, and State of license.

Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Collection
Over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to many topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.




  • AMA DoctorFinder
    Basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States including more than 814,000 doctors.
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Credible, reliable health information on data and statistics, diseases and conditions, emergencies and disasters, environmental health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, traveler’s health, workplace safety and health and more.
    Current information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Find trials for a specific medical condition or other criteria; get instructions for clinical trial investigators/sponsors about how to register trials in; learn about clinical trials or access other consumer health information from the US National Institutes of Health. [Time Magazine 50 Best Websites]
  • Disciplinary Action Reports
    Pursuant to the Michigan Public Health Code, P.A. 368 of 1978, as amended, it is required to publish the names of disciplined individuals. To comply with this requirement, the MI Bureau of Health Professions frequently publishes a Disciplinary Action Report (DAR) listing the disciplinary actions taken against health professionals who are licensed and regulated by the various health boards within the Bureau of Health Professions. The report also includes updated information regarding licensees who have appealed the Board's action to a higher court. The report includes the names of the health professional, their professional license number, the type of disciplinary action taken, the effective date of the action and the general nature of the complaint.
  • FDA Consumer Health Information
    Consumer health information about health fraud, medicine recalls, medical devices and procedures, radiation-emitting products, food and nutrition, animal health, vaccines, cosmetics, general health and more.
  • Travelers' Health (CDC)
    Prepared by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this site provides detailed and authoritative information covering every aspect of internation travel as pertains to health and safety concerns.
    Not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. Provides information about diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, treatment decisions, healthy living, health tools, Ask a Specialist, video, slide shows, blogs and podcasts.
  • WebMD
    Award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to provide the best health information possible. Medical experts are frequent contributors to WebMD and comprise their Medical Editorial Board. An Independent Medical Review Board continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness. In addition to thoroughly covering health issues, drugs and treatment, this website includes videos, slide shows and features Find a Doctor, Find a Hospital, Pill Finder and Find a Drug & Get User Reviews.
  • WholeHealthMD
    Dedicated to providing the best in complementary and alternative medicine. Information developed by a team of leading board- certified doctors and specialists provides consumers with professional, up-to-date guidance on the many options and benefits of integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) with conventional health care treatments.
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