Health Databases

This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Updated monthly, AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted, authoritative source of prescription drug information written specifically for consumers. “How To” articles on administering different types of medication (e.g., eye drops, inhalers, etc.) are also included. The database also identifies medications with potential adverse effects for or that should be used with caution by senior citizens.

Health Data Matters contributes to a robust health data ecosystem that enables individuals and organizations committed to health improvement in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to consistently utilize local evidence and create health data applications to enhance health equity and improve the lives of all residents.

This full-text database contains full-text content from over 80 magazines, over 100 reference books, thousands of reports, and current health pamphlets. Health Source: Consumer Edition covers a wide variety of subjects including information on specific diseases, fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health, and more.

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of medicine.

(U.S. National Library of Medicine) — The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from over 3,900 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries during the current four years. Contains over 9 million records dating back to 1966.

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(University of Cincinnati) — Includes periodicals (indexing to over 150 titles with selective indexing and full text of health-related articles from over 2500 general interest periodicals), pamphlets (full text coverage of over 500 medical education pamphlets) and reference books (full text coverage of Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, The People’s Book of Medical Texts, Oryx Press Consumer Health Information Source Book, USPDI Drug Information in Lay Language, and Columbia University Complete Home Medical Guide.

In an effort to increase access to a wide range of health and human services in Cuyahoga County, United Way Services’ First Call For Help (FCFH) has developed a web based version of its “Reference” database. Access more than 1,000 agencies, 4,000 programs, and 10,000 services in our area by searching this valuable online resource.