Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A Virtual Health Reference Library
Need to locate authoritative information on a health topic? The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) continues to grow with new updates of their popular health encyclopedias. Whether on campus or somewhere else with Internet access, you can now investigate maladies in the latest editions of The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine and many other titles.
These same titles are also included as part of Gale's Health and Wellness Resource Center and can be searched along with full text articles, dictionaries, and other encyclopedic information about health.
Salem Health, another reference publisher, also produces several multi-volume health encyclopedias including Magill's Medical Guide, Salem Health: Psychology and Mental Health, Salem Health: Genetics, and Salem Health: Cancer. UCC Library has the print volumes along with an online database of the same encyclopedias. The database includes information about diseases, disorders, genetics, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and related issues, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.