UAPL Online Reference Databases

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Contains information on psychology, including emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.


Provides authoritative 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.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Covers nursing and allied health, with medication information written for consumers.

Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests

Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab tests and procedures, medications, and postoperative care.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions, including entries for prescription, alternative, and over-the-counter drugs, as well as therapies used to treat mental disorders.

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

Presents information on medical disorders, including discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, procedures, and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

Explores physiology and fitness, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness. Includes questions to ask a doctor before beginning a new program.

Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

Provides information on topics such as dieting, popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of dietary choices on health, including any public or regulatory concerns associated with a dietary practice.

Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health

Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders with emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four. Includes issues related to physical, cognitive, and behavioral development, and every major body system.

Consumer Health Complete

Provides health information to consumers, including topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, fitness, nutrition, drug information, and more.

Comparative Guide to American Hospitals

Provides profiles of individual hospitals, as well as rankings by state for recognized quality measures of specific conditions. Each hospital is also compared to state and national averages.

Alt Health Watch

Provides access to many perspectives on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness, including peer-reviewed articles.