Health, Medicine, and Alternative Health

This collection of over 19,000 items emphasizes current and accurate information and is primarily for patients, their families and caregivers. Also included are resources for licensing exam preparation.


Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)

Health and wellness coverage from mainstream medicine to the perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Topics include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc. 

Coronavirus Research Database (ProQuest)

Coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak includes openly available content related to coronaviruses, thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers, and current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)

Topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods from nearly 400 journals.

Psychology Collection (Gale)

This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to nearly 500 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals, many cited in the PsycINFO index.

General Health Resources


Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, condition, and wellness issues in language you can understand.  

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

The CDC provides consumer-friendly information on preventing and managing diseases. 

My Healthfinder (by US Department of Health and Human Services)

Provides information on health topics, questions to ask your doctor and screenings recommended at various ages.


PubMed is a free version of Medline. It allows you to search millions of journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. 

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Health Information (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)

Find information on various health topics, including complementary treatment options for various health conditions, terminology used in the complementary health field and how to become a more informed consumer of complementary medical care.

How to Find Information About Complementary and Integrative Health Practices on PubMed

To find scientific articles on a complementary or integrative health practice using PubMed, follow the steps mentioned in this article.

Drugs, Supplements and Herbs

Drugs, Herbs and Supplements (National Library of Medicine)

Learn about prescription drugs including their side effects, dosage and special precautions.  Find herb and supplement information including effectiveness, dosage and drug interactions.

License Lookup for Health Practitioners

California Department of Consumer Affairs License Search

Look up license information for persons licensed by various Boards in California, including those for Medical, Dental, Nursing, Osteopathic, etc.