Health & Wellness

Featured Online Resources

AtoZ World Food

With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba! Recipes can be printed, emailed, or saved to your account for later.

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Comprehensive consumer health resource that provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and includes full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more.

Health Reference Center Academic

Full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources, intended for informational purposes only.

Magill’s Medical Guide (Salem Health)

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.

Psychology & Mental Health (Salem Health)

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.


Print Materials

Health-related print resources are shelved 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


Additional Online Resources

  • FDA 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
  • – 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
  • – Information on senior care resources in Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Certified Assisted Living Residences – List of certified assisted-living facilities in MA, from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  • MA Board of Registration in Medicine – Physician Profiles, including education, training, and experience of all licensed MA physicians
  • AMA Doctor Finder – AMA DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 690,000 doctors
  • Lowell General Hospital: Find a Physician – Online physician directory of LGH physicians who are currently accepting new patients
  • 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
  • PubMed – PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books
  • ScienceDirect – Searchable resource for scientific, technical, and medical research. Explore journals, books and articles.
  • Prescribers’ Digital Reference – Trusted information on health knowledge products and services that support prescribing decisions and patient adherence to improve health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Information on diseases and conditions, healthy living, travelers’ health, disaster preparedness, and more
  • Chelmsford Health Facebook Group – Health Educator in Chelmsford for Town and Schools
  • Chelmsford Public Schools Nutrition Information – Menus, nutrition facts, wellness education, and more about nutrition options in Chelmsford schools