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Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

Health & Medicine

Look up information on symptoms, find a doctor, or just research a particular condition. These databases will help you find answers to your concerns about health!

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Search by keyword (ex: "genealogy") to narrow results
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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Search for remedies for specific symptoms, keep up with health topics in the news, and read up on various diseases and conditions.

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Health Reference eBooks

eBooks and encyclopedias of various diseases and health concerns.

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Health Source Consumer Edition

Nearly 300 full-text consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. (Via INSPIRE)

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INSPIRE

A searchable database of databases, free to all Indiana residents. INSPIRE works at any LCPL location, but you can also create an account confirming your Indiana residency for home access. More info on home access

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LCPL Catalog

Our very own catalog contains helpful materials for getting started in your research. Find Indiana-specific records and indexes, encyclopedias, newspapers, and more!

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NWI 211

Support for residents of Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, Starke, and Pulaski Counties. Find info on emergency food, health care, shelter, foreclosure assistance, and more. Or, dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist.

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MEDLINE with Full Text

Authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!