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Alternative Medicine

Health & Medicine

  • Eating Disorders Sourcebook Gale
    Provides basic consumer health information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders and related concerns. (2011)
  • Encyclopedia of Epidemiology Gale
    Presents information from the field of epidemiology in a less technical, more accessible format. Covers major topics in epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included. (2008)
  • Encyclopedia of Global Health Gale
    Covers all aspects of global health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities. (2008)
  • Fast Food and Junk Food Gale
    Examines the incredible power of junk food and fast food showing how nostalgic we are about them, the influence of the companies that manufacture or sell them, and their alarming effect on our country's state of health. (2012)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health Gale
    The 4th edition provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders. (2019)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels Gale
    This guide provides a unique source of information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions. Coverage includes various topics related to nutrition and food labels. (2017)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health Gale
    The 2nd edition provides coverage of important public health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, and everyday environmental effects. (2020)
  • Health Care Systems around the World Gale
    This reference examines major aspects of health care systems for over 190 countries worldwide. It's organized in alphabetical order of country names. Each country is presented with the same descriptive and statistical content, allowing readers to compare health care systems from country to country. (2013)
  • Human Diseases and Conditions Gale
    Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles. (2017)
  • Infectious Diseases: In Context Gale
    Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations. (2008)
  • Public Health in the 21st Century ABC-Clio
    Public health reflects the health needs of the collective community, be it a village, a city, or the world. Public health issues, including disease prevention, health promotion, human rights, and bioterrorism, affect all of us. Unlike personal health care, which is vital of all of us some of the time, public health is vital to all of us all of the time. (2010)
  • Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook Gale
    Provides basic consumer health information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disorders, along with tips for coping with chronic lung disease. (2017)


  • Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health Gale
    This set provides more than 1,000 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy. (2013)
  • Nursing Education in Video Alexander Street
    A unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.
  • Nursing Reference Center EbscoHost
    Provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. It delivers the best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface.

Research Articles


  • Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook Gale
    Provides updated information about the health benefits of physical activity. It discusses the guidelines for physical activity in people of all ages and diverse fitness levels, including those with disabilities, chronic diseases, or other challenges. (2011)
  • World of Sports Science Gale
    Includes theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sports injuries, and much more. (2007)


  • Mayo Clinic
    An interactive site for reliable health information from the Mayo Clinic.
  • Medline Plus
    From the National Institutes of Health - use to look up information on a drug, supplement, disease or condition, learn about the latest treatments, define medical terms, view medical videos or illustrations and get links to the latest medical research on a topic.

Related Resources

  • American Women of Science since 1900 Gale
    Covers American women scientists across the sciences throughout the 20th century, providing historical context for understanding their achievements and the way they changed the practice of science. (2011)

  • CQ Researcher Congressional Quarterly
    Explores current social and political issues from the news with Congressional Quarterly objectivity and balance, 1991- present.

  • Gale eBooks Gale
    All Gale encyclopedia and reference resources in one search.

  • Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics Gale
    In-depth review of the distinctive set of ethical considerations which accompany qualitative research. (2018)

  • Sociology of Sport: A Global Subdiscipline in Review Gale
    Provides a look at the research relating to the sociology of sport around the world. Since the field's inception in the late 1950s, research efforts have grown and now many countries have strong scholars in the field. A review of the state of the area by region and by country is provided. (2017)