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Health & Science

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Library Databases

Access to most digital Library resources requires login with a library card number and PIN.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)

  • Discover periodicals and reference book content supporting research in health studies. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Science in Context (Gale)

  • Topic pages on all major physical sciences, medicine, and technology
  • Academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; radio & television news audio/video archives with transcripts; reference book chapters; sample science experiments & projects, statistics, and images

Find Books & More



Browse items in the 610 - 620 call number range.

Try searching the library catalog here with some of the following terms: health, self care, allergy, mental health, nutrition, weight loss, cooking.


Online Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Alphabetized health topics, traveler's health, immunization, news alerts, journals.

Go Ask Alice!

  • Health question and answer service by the Health Promotion Program at Health Services, Columbia University.

Mayo Clinic

  • Alphabetical health topics, information about treatment decisions, drugs and supplements, assessments, calculators for BMI, calories and target heart rate.


  • Extensive info including interactive tutorials provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

  • Personalized food guide pyramid and helps you track dietary and physical activity.