Medicine and Health

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Medicine and Health

You may want to learn more about a new fitness program or diet, or perhaps you want further information on a medication prescribed by your doctor. No matter what you need to research regarding health and medicine, it’s important to get information that is current and reliable.

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

And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phoneemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

Please note that Reference Librarians and library staff are not permitted to give medical advice but we are happy to help guide you in any research questions you may have.

Indexes / Databases

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 UA 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.

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

AtoZ Databases – 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 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 eBooks

Gale Reference eBooks on Medicine – Access The Gale Encyclopedias of MedicineFitness, and Diets, as well as other authoritative medical and wellness books.

Gale Reference eBooks is the home to the library’s collection of online reference books. Like our reference databases, these ebooks are available online to UA Library card holders through our database page (

Click here for a list of all Reference Databases and eBooks related to Health and 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.


“Best of” Lists

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

Journals / Magazines

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:


These recommended websites are chosen by a Reference Librarian as reliable sources for information related to Health and Medicine.

Search Starters

Continue your research by seeing an entire list of materials in the UA Library catalog on subjects related to Medicine and Health.

Related Materials

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American College of Sports Medicine, Barbara Bushman (Ed.)
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