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Health Resources

The following is a list of health resources. Listed first are the resources provided by the Chelmsford Public Library for its patrons, and at the bottom of the page are additional suggested resources that are freely-available on the internet.



Online Resources Available from the Chelmsford Library


Provided by the MBLC Health and Wellness Resource Center
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Access to ~400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, health-related videos, and articles from general interest publications.
  • Subjects: Health

Provided by the MBLC Health Reference Center Academic
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources, intended for informational purposes only.
  • Subjects: Health

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Magill's Medical Guide (Salem Health)
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home ]
Online access to Salem Press' Magill's Medical Guide. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information for student researchers, patients and caregivers, covering diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format. The Salem Health database also searches Psychology & Mental Health.
  • Subjects: Health

Provided by the MBLC Nursing Resource Center
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Comprehensive resource that nurses, students, and instructors trust to deliver quality results because it was designed to match the "Nursing Process."
  • Subjects: Health

Provided by the Chemlsford Public Library - Chemlsford Patrons Only Psychology & Mental Health (Salem Health)
Access: [ In Library ] [ At Home ]
Online access to Salem Press' Psychology & Mental Health, covering notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, for various mental illnesses or conditions, all in a simple, easy to use A-Z format. The Salem Health database also searches Magill's Medical Guide.
  • Subjects: Health

Provided by the MBLC Science In Context
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.



Print Materials Available at the Chelmsford Library


Non-Fiction & Reference Books
    Main Library, Lower Level
Health-related print resources are shelved in both the Non-Fiction (available to check out) and Reference (not available to check out) collections, according to the Dewey Decimal System. Our catalog is available for searching, but general topics can also be found by browsing the shelf:
  • 610 - Medical Sciences General
  • 611 - Human Anatomy
  • 612 - Human Physiology
  • 613 - Promotion of Health
  • 614 - Forensic Medicine
  • 615 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • 616 - Diseases
  • 617 - Adult Medicine and Surgery
  • 618 - Gynecology, Childbirth and Pediatrics
  • 619 - Experimental Medicine and Research



Other Suggested Resources
Many of these sources were identified through the 12/1/06 issue of Booklist. Listings with a star (Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne Piroli) are recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne Piroli.


General Health Reference & Information
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliGo Local Massachusetts - Sponsored by the National Institute of Health, this website is a local services directory of the Commonwealth, with resources listed alphabetically, by topic, and geographically
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliCenters for Disease Control and Prevention - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers health news and information in English and Spanish. It is one of the best places to go for statistics, travel health, and immunization information
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliFamily Health A to Z - Reference website for family health topics arranged in clearly-labeled tabs and written by experts. Also includes Personal Health Center and a 24/7 live chat with a registered nurse
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliInteliHealth - Consumer-oriented website with subject guides and interactive features
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliHealth Web - Listing of non-commercial health websites, evaluated by medical librarians and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliMedlinePlus - The National Library of Medicine created this outstanding site, which includes information about diseases and conditions, current health news, drug information, directories of health-care providers and organizations, a medical encyclopedia, and a medical dictionary. It also has videos of surgical procedures and tutorials for medical and surgical procedures. The site is available in Spanish, and it includes material that is easy to read
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliFDA Consumer Health Information - Replacing the FDA's print publication, FDA Consumer, this website is the Food and Drug Administration's source for consumer health and safety information
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliFamilydoctor.org - From the American Academy of Family Practitioners, designed to present disease and condition information to family and student audiences, with a search-by-symptom feature
  • Federal National Institute of Health - Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world's foremost medical research centers. Offers health information for the public as well as medical professionals, extensive information on funding opportunities and links to the many Institutes and Centers that make-up NIH
  • PubMed - The National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database indexes academic, peer-reviewed medical journals from all over the world. PubMed contains more than 16 million citations. It also has citations from consumer-health magazines. Some full-text articles are available free
  • Multilingual Consumer Health Information - Resource page for finding health information in other languages
  • Mayoclinic.com - This site provides information about diseases and conditions, treatment options, and drugs. Its coverage of nutrition is very good. It also has a Symptom Checker feature
  • Merck Manual Medical Library - Searchable online database of the home edition of the Merck Manual of Medical Information
  • WebMD - A leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Providing credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review
  • CAPHIS-Top 100 Consumer Health Websites - A listing of the top 100 consumer health websites, as selected by a committee of professional consumer health medical librarians
  • Dirline - Contact information for educational institutions, government agencies, advocacy groups, and research organizations
  • InformedHealthOnline - The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, a German nonprofit, publishes this site. It explains evidence-based medicine and helps users understand published research studies
  • ProMedMail.org - Created by the International Society for Infectious Diseases, this site tracks disease outbreaks caused by infections or poisons
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - Provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements and other nontraditional therapies
  • YourDiseaseRisk.com - This interactive site collects the latest science on disease risk factors, allows you to determine your risk of developing five prevalent diseases and offers personalized tips for preventing them
Children & Teen Health
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliThe American Academy of Pediatrics - The American Academy of Pediatrics has a comprehensive site covering child development, diseases and conditions, child safety, and parenting, from birth to age 21. It has information for both health professionals and lay users
  • Go Ask Alice - The School of Public Health at Columbia University originally created this site for students in 1993. It is now available to all via the Web. It is an excellent resource for teens seeking information about sexuality, relationships, and drugs as well as general health topics
  • GirlsHealth.gov - The National Women's Health Information Center offers a site for girls covering topics such as body image, fitness, and living with a disability.
  • KidsHealth - The Nemours Foundation publishes this site with pages for parents, kids, and teens. It offers information in English and Spanish on health and safety and other relevant topics, such as bullying. The kids and teens sites have interactive quizzes
  • Cope.Care.Deal. - Teen-friendly expert advice on anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders and other mental health topics
  • MariaTalks.com - Information about sex, pregnancy and birth control, diseases, sexual violence, from the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
  • Project INTERFACE: Chelmsford - Resources related to mental health and wellness for the benefit of children, adults and families as well as educators and mental health professionals
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliMedlinePlus Alternative Medicine - Topic page within MedlinePlus, offers information on CAM and examples of treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic and herbal medicines
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliAlternative Medicine Foundation - A nonprofit organization devoted to providing responsible information on alternative medicine, integrative and complementary medicine, and to conserving and respecting indigenous knowledge and ancient systems of medicine
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliCAM on PubMed - Searchable index of citations on Medline and other life sciences journals in the areas of complementary and alternative medicine, and training of CAM researchers
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliThe National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine does research on alternative therapies. Its Web site provides objective, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative treatments
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliClinical Trials - Information on current alternative treatments for diseases
Drug Information
  • See also the "Complementary and Alternative Medicine" section above
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliFDA - U. S. Food and Drug Administration website
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliHerbMed - And interactive, electronic herbal database, providing access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliPeople's Pharmacy - Official site of The People's Pharmacy radio program, newspaper column, books, home remedies, drug reference and herb library by Joe and Terry Graedon
Nutrition
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliNutrition.gov - Provides access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government, reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliUSDA Food & Nutrition Center - Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliFood Safety - Gateway to government information about food safety, including Federal, state and local government resources
  • Nutrition Analysis Tools and System (NATS) - developed by the University of Illinois. Online tool to analyze the nutritional value of prepared & no-preparation foods
  • USDA National Nutrient Database - Provides nutritional information on most foods, ingredients and minerals
  • NutritionData.com - Nutrition facts calorie counter and calculator promotes healthy eating by telling you, in simple terms, what is good and bad about the foods you eat
Senior Health
  • Recommended by the Health Studies Librarian of Simmons College, Vivienne PiroliNIH Senior Health - The National Institute on Aging publishes an outstanding site for seniors. It covers health problems that seniors face, fitness, how to rake medicines correctly, and Medicare. Users may adjust the type size and the contrast. It also has audio so that they may listen to the information
  • American Association of Retired Persons - The AARP provides information for seniors on a variety of topics, including health. It is especially useful for learning about Medicare, Social Security, health insurance, and drug coverage. The site has variable type size for the visually impaired and a Spanish-language version
  • Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts - Offering programs and services for people with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and medical professionals
  • MassLongtermCare.org - Online directory of mass long-term care services
  • MaSeniorCare.org - Information on senior care resources in Massachusetts
  • SeniorLiving.org - Directory for people looking for senior care options, as well as articles and other resources
Women's Health
  • 4Woman.gov - The National Women's Health Information Center provides coverage of women's health issues, health organizations, and statistics as well as information in Spanish
  • Our Bodies Ourselves - The Boston Women's Health Book Collective has launched a Web site as a companion to its classic book. It offers information that supplements the book with current news, links to relevant Web sites, psychosocial support, political concerns, and personal comments
  • MariaTalks.com - Information about sex, pregnancy and birth control, diseases, sexual violence, from the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
Referrals & Doctor Locator Websites