Health and Medicine Resources

Premium Resources

Alt Health Watch (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

This alternative health database provides full text about complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.*

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.*

Health Source: Consumer Edition (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.*

Health Source: Nursing/Academic (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Scholarly full text journals, abstracts, and indexes focusing on many medical disciplines.*

MedicLatina (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full-text Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals.*

MEDLINE (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Web database to search for articles in medical journals via PubMed from the National Institutes of Health.*

Natural & Alternative Treatments (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Contains information on conditions, natural and alternative treatments, herbs and supplements, and drug interactions.*

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Full-text coverage of topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.*

Salud en Espanol (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare Program)

Consumer Health Complete database of health information in Spanish.*

Teen Health and Wellness

Provides students with support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.*

Recommended Websites

AMA DoctorFinder

Find doctors by name or specialty.

Centers for Disease Control

Information from the federal government on health and diseases.

DEA Drug Fact Sheets

Descriptions of commonly abused drugs like cocaine, inhalants, marijuana, steroids, and others.

Filing a Claim For Your Health or Disability Benefits

Describes some of your plan's obligations and briefly explains the procedures and timelines for filing a health or disability benefits claim (from the U.S. Department of Labor).


Learn about insurance options, coverage, and consumer rights under the Affordable Care Act.


Consumer health information from the federal government.

Hospital Compare

Compare the quality of hospital care based on patient surveys.

MedlinePlus: Health Information

Information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions.

MedlinePlus: Informacion de salud para usted

MedlinePlus es el portal de Internet de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de informacion de salud para el publico. Information is also available in other languages.

Merck Manual ConsumerVersion

Online medical manual designed for consumer health purposes.

PubMed Central

PubMed Central (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).


In-depth drug information.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Offers links to resources for treatment as well as information for family and community members.