Health Resources

 

Library Databases

Health and Wellness Resource Center  MeL Logo
This database provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., articles from 2,200 general interest publications and links to reputable health websites in addition to a broad collection of Gale Cengage reference titles. Includes video.

Health Reference Center Academic  MeL Logo
This database provides access to professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

Nursing Resource Center  MeL Logo
This database, recommended for nursing students and other healthcare professionals, brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals.

Helpful Websites

Healthfinder.gov
This site, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides links to information about a variety of health topics. It has tools that provide customized health recommendations and personalized health tools.

Medline Plus
Consumer focused site from the National Library of Medicine that provides of wealth of health resources, including information about health topics, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, and much more.

MeL Health and Wellness Gateway
This site from the Michgan eLibrary features links to databases, health resource websites, and information about health insurance.

Health Insurance and Prescription Information

Healthcare.gov
This site from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services helps you find both public and private health insurance options across the nation in a single place. It also has information about the Affordable Care Act that was passed in 2010.

Medicare.gov
This is the official U.S. Government site for Medicare.

MichiganDrugPrices.com
This website was created by the Michigan Department of Community Health to help Michigan citizens without prescription drug coverage save money by providing information and access to resources to find lower priced medications.

(updated 6-25-2016)