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Online Resources - Health

Information on health–related topics, diseases, surgery, and nutrition.

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Reference Librarian

Patty Crane

Reference Desk Telephone

417-624-5465

Reference Databases

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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Consumer Health Complete
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Ebsco eBook Collection
Change the description to: eBooks are digital editions of 50,000+ printed books for all ages including many fiction, general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles. They can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet or dowloaded to a computer or device. Titles in the Sharpe Global History & Culture collection are now accessed here. To use eBooks from a device outside the library you must have a Joplin Public Library card. See Reference Staff.​
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full digital access to over 700 nonfiction ebooks covering a variety of subjects including biographies, health, science, business plans, authors, and much more.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Adolescent Health Sourcebook
part of Gale Virtural Reference Library
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. AIDS Sourcebooks
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Eating Disorders Sourcebook
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behaviors
part of Gale Virtural Reference Library
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Healthy Living
part of Gale Virtural Reference Library
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Human Body
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Sexual Health for Teens
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Encyclopedia of Diets
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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. MEDLINE
MEDLINE® provides authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Salem Press Online
Digital access to the full content of the Health, History, Science, and Literature Salem Press titles owned by the library. Titles include Magill's Encyclopedia of ​Medicine, Great Events, Great Lives, and Defining Documents of History, the Solar System, Masterplots and many more.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. ReferenceUSA HealthCare
Directory information on over 850,000 physicians and dentists in the United States.

 

Web Sites

Administration on Aging
Provides information and links such as the Eldercare Locator, Medicare, and Long-term care.

Benefits Check Up
To connect those 55 and older to services and benefit programs that may help with prescriptions, health care, utitlites, and other basic needs.

National Council on the Aging
A nonprofit service and advocacy organization for seniors that provides information for seniors, caregivers, and advocates.

Medline Plus
Information to help answer health questions from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other health related agencies and organizations.

Healthfinder
Resource developed by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to help find government and non-profit health and human services information.

Lab Tests Online
Information on both screening and diagnostic laboratory tests and how they are performed.

Nutrition.gov
Government information on food and nutrition for consumers including weight management, menu planning, supplements, and food programs.

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
Information on health, research, clinical trials, and training in the fields of complimentary and alternative medicine.