Health overviews and definitions

This is a good place to start looking for information on your health topic. Search these full text e-Resources and evaluated web sites for overviews and definitions.

Overviews

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search for comprehensive overviews of medical conditions and explanations and illustrations of surgical procedures. Overviews of conditions generally include: definitions, descriptions, causes & symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, alternative treatments, prognosis and prevention. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
Search for overviews of medical conditions. Most articles include: definition; description; causes & symptoms; diagnosis; treatment; alternative treatment; prognosis and prevention. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, definitions, directories, and information on health and health issues. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
MedlinePlus
Search for extensive information on diseases and conditions, prescription and non-prescription drugs and health news. This is an excellent site linking you to evaluated health information, run by the National Library of Medicine (U.S.A).
Everybody
Written for New Zealanders, Everybody provides fact-sheets on health topics, diseases and conditions. Articles are written by medical writers and reviewed by consumer health organisations and health professionals. Contains listings of support groups and an over-the-counter medicines guide.

Definitions

Oxford Reference Medical Dictionaries
Includes the Concise Medical Dictionary, A Dictionary of Nursing & A Dictionary of Psychology - all from Oxford University Press. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
Credo Reference Medical Dictionaries
Includes the Dictionary of Medicine, Collins Dictionary of Medicine and the Churchill Livingstone's Dictionary of Nursing. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
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