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Health & Medicine

Databases & Guides

Name Description Use At Home?

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

Multidisciplinary research database, providing acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.


Access Science

Access Science

Full access McGraw Hill's Encyclopedia of Science, plus research updates in all areas of science and technology. (Guided Tour)




Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives. Guide.


Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.


Credo Reference

Credo Literati

An online platform that combines reliable, citable reference content with your library's resources and helps you to do faster, more effective research.


Electronic Collections Online

Statewide Library Catalog

Abstracts and selected full text of scholarly journals from 1995 to present, covering subjects such as business, education, geography and law.



A massive collection of 100% full-text multidisciplinary periodical and digital media content, designed for middle and high school students, undergraduates at community colleges and universities, instructors, and librarians.


Gale Business: Demographics Now


Find geographic-based demographic information perfect for business and marketing plans.


Gale Courses

Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Learn a new hobby, improve your job skills, or your life skills. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.


Gale eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations.


Gale General OneFile

General OneFile

General interest articles on current events, science, entertainment, the arts, etc.


Gale Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Articles on medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, alcohol and drug abuse and fitness.


Magazines & Newspapers Online, A-Z

Find out what magazines, journals, and newspapers the Library subscribes to online, and then link to the correct database to read articles or issues.



Statewide Library Catalog

Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Includes a mix of articles written for general interest and those in the medical profession.



Medline Plus

A comprehensive, free, and authoritative consumer health site sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (MedlinePlus en Español)


Oxford Reference Online

in-depth, specialist content from Oxford's award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, as well as a critical selection of partner publishers’ scholarly works - over 300,000 free Overview pages, 275 free Timelines, and featured topical entries available on Oxford Reference providing you with a full research pathway. (Guided Tour)


Salem Press Health

Contains several health reference works on a variety of health related topics, including alternative medicine


Science Online

Science Online

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.


Today’s Science

Today's Science

Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file, Today's Science bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.


Weiss Ratings


Online listing of the trusted Weiss guides to stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), banks, credit unions and insurance companies. Also contains the valuable Medigap tool detailing Medicare supplemental insurance options and Financial Literacy Basics guides about budgeting, paying off student loans, opening bank and investement accounts, and other key finanical skills.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) - from the CDC

Coronavirus Dashboard

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic - from the WHO

COVID Explained

Illinois COVID Modeling

Kane County Health Department Vaccination Appointments

LitCovid - from the National Library of Medicine

Myth Busters - from the WHO

New York Times Coronavirus Map

State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response


American Red Cross

Clinical Trials


Lab Tests Online

Mayo Clinic - Patient Care and Health Information


National Women's Health Information Center

NIH National Institute on Aging



Illinois Helpline

National Institute on Drug Abuse – For Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Club Drugs

Partnership to End Addiction

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

Complementary/Integrative Medicine

American Botanical Council

American Holistic Health Association

Dr. Weil Home Page

Herbal Safety

MedlinePlus: Alternative Medicine

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Health



Alzheimer's Association

American Diabetes Association

Autism Resource Directory

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Diseases and Conditions

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center

National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Mental Health

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Drugs and Supplements

About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database

Food & Drug Administration

MedlinePlus: Drugs and Supplements

Merck Manual Consumer Version 

Office of Dietary Supplements

Find a Health Professional/Facility

American Board of Medical Specialties

American Hospital Directory

Illinois Physician Profile Search

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Government & Nonprofit Financial Assistance

Kane County Health Department

Illinois Department of Public Health

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

Merck Patient Assistance Program

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Tri-City Health Partnership