Medicine and Health

Guide Topic

This guide will help you find resources on a variety of topics related to health and medicine, including information related to drugs, fitness, diseases, alternative medicine and much more.


The following are part of the Upper Arlington Public Library's premium resources. Unless you are in one of our library locations, you will need your library card number and PIN in order to access them. Please note: Links to our databases open in a new window or tab in your browser.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: eBooks on Health and Medicine - Includes full online access to the following ereference books any time of day (click on the titles to search or read a specific ebook):

Consumer Health Complete - Provides a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content which is designed to support patients' information needs.

ReferenceUSA - This database includes an extensive and detailed healthcare directory. A custom search will allow you to narrow down physicians or dentists not only by location and specialty, but even by age, gender, medical school information, and much more.

MEDLINE - Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.  MEDLINE is a creation of the National Library of Medicine.

Reference Resources

These are just a few titles available for use in the Reference Department of the Main Library related to Health and Medicine.


Issues of the following newsletter titles are kept up to a year in the library. See a reference librarian for information on how to search for specific topics, or access older issues.

Books and eBooks

“Best of” Lists

Find the current Best Docs and Top Dentist lists from Columbus Monthly at the Reference Desk.


Some current issues of the following magazine and journal titles are available for checking out, while in some cases older issues may be accessed at the Main Library's Reference Department. Follow the links to the catalog or see a librarian for more information:

Also, check out digital copies of more health-related magazines, including Men's Fitness, Women's Health, and Spirituality and Health through the library's Zinio Collection.

Search Starters

Continue your research by seeing an entire list of materials  UAPL has in its collection on subjects related to Medicine and Health.

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