Wednesday, December 1, 2010

eResource of the Month - Health & Wellness Resource Center

Looking for a recipe for holiday cookies? Google it. But what if you're looking for authoritative information on a medical diagnosis you just received? The Health & Wellness Resource Center can help you find health and wellness information as quickly as a Google search, but with the accuracy of library-quality results.

Features and Benefits
Including the respected Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the Health & Wellness Resource Center delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources. Additionally, consumers, students, and professionals are provided with descriptions of and links to many pertinent websites, selected for their usefulness and appropriateness.

Specifically, Health & Wellness Resource Center features:

  • Current health news headlines
  • Videos
  • Newspapers, newsletters and newsfeeds
  • Database of drugs and herbal remedies
  • Up-to-date contact information for various service agencies, offices, companies, people and health products
  • Links to numerous calculators and risk assessment tools
  • An alternative medicine module that looks at health care from a holistic lens

Quality and Quantity
Health & Wellness Resource Center
maintains an index of numerous health and medicine magazines and journals - many of which are peer-reviewed - and most of which are active full-text titles.

Multimedia Features
Health & Wellness Resource Center
has partnered with Healthology, an industry leader in providing health and medical video content and physician-authored articles. You can access the Healthology content from the Health Highlights area of the home page. And whenever you perform a search using the search box or using the Advanced Search page, your results may include video content from Healthology as listed on the Video tab of your results list.

Ivy League Credentials
Health & Wellness Resource Center
also brings you the latest health news from Harvard Health Publications, a division of the Harvard Medical School. You can view top headlines directly from the home page in a section called Breaking News, with a link browse additional headlines.

Access the Database Anytime
Fauquier County Public library card holders can access the database from home, 24X7, using the library's Web site. Under Find Information, click on Search for Articles & More. See the Health & Medicine section and select Health & Wellness Resource Center.

In addition, make sure to check out our Health & Wellness Resources page on our website for additional online health information, as well as lists of recommended books and videos to check out from our collection.

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