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Health Sciences Databases -- Video and Reference Books
(see also Biological Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Health Sciences - Articles, Nursing and Allied Health, Pharmacy, Psychology and Psychiatry, and Social Work)

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Online Video:

Health and Society in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Defines and explores today's latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.

Alexander Street Counseling (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Online collection of video for the study of counseling by psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, doctors, nurses, social workers, and divinity studies. Counseling and Therapy in Video presents training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to provide a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. It features prominent therapists and giants of counseling demonstrating their techniques and theoretical perspectives. It covers: multiculturalism - theoretical modalities - history and evolution of the field - therapeutic methods and diagnoses - future directions and emerging areas such as social media and cyber-bullying. The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy presents the latest in research and best practice methods from contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops by renowned researchers and clinicians filmed at conferences and seminars worldwide.

Nursing Education in Video (Alexander Street) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
An online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers that allow students and practitioners to see, experience, and study nursing techniques and theories. Each video has a searchable transcript that displays alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists and link directly to them from their website or online syllabi. Videos were created by Medcom-Trainex and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with federal regulations.

Psychology Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides documentaries, interviews, case studies, and experiments in the discipline of psychology. Topics covered include addiction, group psychology, feminist psychology, family psychology, child & adolescent psychology, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.


Online Encyclopedias and Books - General:

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

Health Reference Center-Academic (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available NOVEL Database Full text available
Full text from reference books and periodical articles as well as citations to additional articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health & safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Cochrane Library (Wiley InterScience) Remote access available Full text available
Designed to facilitate the decisions that doctors, patients, policy makers, and others face in health care, this provides access to over 2000 independent literature reviews that combine the results of the world's medical research on the effects of healthcare interventions, exploring the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc.) in specific circumstances. It includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews of healthcare interventions, the Cochrane Methodology Register of the ways in which health care can be evaluated, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Health Technology Assessment Database, the NHS Economic Evaluation Database, and more. Each review contains such information as: plain language summaries, background, objectives, descriptions of studies, results, discussion, reviewers' conclusions, potential conflicts of interest, references, comments, criticisms, and more.

ebrary (ebrary) Remote access available Full text available
Currently offers over 100,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history, language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies, Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor & Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more (more information).

Salem Health (Salem Press) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the full text of Magill's Medical Guide with information suitable for students, general readers, patients, and caregivers. 1,000 essays cover: social issues - mental health - diagnosis and testing - treatment and therapy - prevention and lifestyle - anatomy and physiology - diseases, disorders, and symptoms - specialties and health care providers. The "Symptoms and Warning Signs" section lists possible causes for conditions, and a "Pharmaceutical List" surveys brand-name and generic drugs. Includes glossary, photographs, drawings, tables, and sidebars addressing recent developments.

Who's Buying Health Care (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend out-of-pocket on their health by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Products and services examined include health insurance, medical services, drugs, and medical supplies.


Online Encyclopedias and Books - Specialized:
Miscellaneous - Alternative Medicine - Death & Dying - Drugs - Genetics - Neurology & Mental Health


Miscellaneous:

2-1-1 Long Island (Community Resource Database) (Middle Country Public Library) Remote access available Full text available
Previously called the Community Resource Database of Long Island and created in partnership between the Middle Country Public Library and the United Way of Long Island, this provides detailed information on nearly 10,000 community health, human service, and education agencies and programs for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Areas covered include: health services - support groups - food assistance - disability services - employment support - child and elderly care - volunteer opportunities - family violence services - camps and youth services - financial and legal counseling - education and training programs - heating and other emergency services - mortgage, rent, and housing assistance - counseling and substance abuse services - and much more. (No password needed. Telephone assistance is also available.)

Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Interdisciplinary histories and descriptions of the world's major diseases, past and present, from AIDS to yellow fever.

Comparative Guide to American Hospitals (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides a snapshot profile of each of the nation's hospitals, comparing them by 24 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical procedures, and pregnancy care.

Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness (GOLD: Grey House Online Databases) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides an overview of the support services and information resources available for people diagnosed with any of eighty-eight chronic conditions (including: aging - cancer - hepatitis - AIDS/HIV - spina bifida - osteoporosis - mental illness - cerebral palsy - eating disorders - substance abuse - Down syndrome - Tourette syndrome - visual impairments - Alzheimer's disease - hearing impairments - autistic spectrum disorder - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - and more). Each condition contains a brief description followed by information about: websites - pamphlets - magazines - newsletters - foundations - research centers - audio and video - support groups and hotlines - libraries and resource centers - reference and children's books - and national and state associations and agencies. There are also sections on death and bereavement, as well as wish foundations.

Encyclopedia of Aging (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Bioethics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Disability (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the definitions, fundamental concepts, basic history, diversity, cultural contexts, experiences, health care issues, environmental constraints, helpful accommodations, social movements, laws, policies, theories, and practices in the disability arena for both the general reader and the specialist. Contributors are from the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, law, government, philosophy, and ethics. Includes a wealth of primary source documents.

Encyclopedia of Public Health (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Includes entries covering cancers, cancer drugs, treatments, side effects, and diagnostic procedures.

Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy Through Adolescence (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.

Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Written especially for patients and allied health care students by experts in the field, this encyclopedia covers approximately 450 surgical procedures and related topics, such as anesthetics, medications, and postoperative care. Entries include definition, purpose, demographic information, diagnosis/preparation, aftercare, risks, morbidity and mortality rates, alternatives, and more.

Health and Society in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Defines and explores today's latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.

Nursing Education in Video (Alexander Street) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
An online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers that allow students and practitioners to see, experience, and study nursing techniques and theories. Each video has a searchable transcript that displays alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists and link directly to them from their website or online syllabi. Videos were created by Medcom-Trainex and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with federal regulations.

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

World of Microbiology and Immunology (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Alternative Medicine:

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 3rd ed. (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, and osteopathy. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs, are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. (The 2nd edition is also still available.)


Death and Dying:

Handbook of Death and Dying (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Drugs:
(see also: Pharmacy)

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning About Addictive Behavior (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Lexi-Comp Online (Lexi-Comp) Remote access available Full text available
Drug information from six modules that cover: drug interactions, with the capability to review a comprehensive list and to analyze an individual profile - drug identification based on imprint, dosage form, shape, or color - a medical calculations application covering infusions, conversions, and more - i.v. compatibility information from the King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures - patient education materials on medications, diseases, conditions, and procedures - web links to qualified healthcare web sites. Updated daily.


Genetics:

Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

Genetics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Neurology and Mental Health:
(see also: Psychology and Psychiatry)

Alexander Street Counseling (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Online collection of video for the study of counseling by psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, doctors, nurses, social workers, and divinity studies. Counseling and Therapy in Video presents training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to provide a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. It features prominent therapists and giants of counseling demonstrating their techniques and theoretical perspectives. It covers: multiculturalism - theoretical modalities - history and evolution of the field - therapeutic methods and diagnoses - future directions and emerging areas such as social media and cyber-bullying. The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy presents the latest in research and best practice methods from contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops by renowned researchers and clinicians filmed at conferences and seminars worldwide.

DSM-V: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (American Psychiatric Association) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Used by health professionals, social workers, legal specialists, and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The descriptions of criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. The fifth edition is the product of more than ten years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. (The fourth edition is also available).

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Psychology Video Online (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides documentaries, interviews, case studies, and experiments in the discipline of psychology. Topics covered include addiction, group psychology, feminist psychology, family psychology, child & adolescent psychology, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.


Also of Interest:

Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




NOVEL Database NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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