Health Overviews and Definitions
Start looking for information on your health topic. Search full text eResources and evaluated web sites for overviews and definitions.
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 Navigator New Zealand provides easy-to-read information on a wide range of health conditions including how to recognise symptoms and tips for prevention, self-care and treatment. Articles are written by medical writers and supported by several New Zealand health boards.
HealthInfo Canterbury Waitaha A-Z health topics
HealthInfo Canterbury helps you find information on health topics. Articles are written by medical writers and supported by the Canterbury District Health Board. There is also information on support groups and medicines.
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).
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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