Health, Medical & Wellness

Library Databases

Our databases have lots of information from trusted sources that’s typically not available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log in.

Consumer Health Complete – Health information for the general public, patients and health professionals. Includes mainstream medical information and holistic/alternative health information from popular and professional magazines, journals, reference books and reports. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, with up-to-date information on medications, natural products and vaccines available in the U.S. Video Tutorial

Websites

BC Centre for Disease Control Investigates and evaluates the occurrence of communicable diseases in BC and is the provincial reporting centre.
Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.  Each year, CMHA provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.
Health Canada Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.
HealthLinkBC Call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse, dietitian, or pharmacist.
Healthy Canadians A Government of Canada website that gives you access to reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and safety relating to many aspects of our lives.
Kids Help Phone Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people.
Kelty Mental Health Resources Centre Information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges affecting youth and young adults.
MedlinePlus Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
PLOS Medicine Public Library of Science:  Independent medical journal.
Public Health Agency of Canada The Public Health Agency of Canada aims to promote health, prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries & infectious diseases.  They also prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
PubMed Central Canada (unavailable until further notice) Provides free access to a stable and permanent online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences research publications. Unavailable until further notice.
SeniorsBC Provides BC seniors with resources for planning and living a healthy life as they age.  Seniors' families and caregivers will find great information here, too.
Teen Health & Wellness Support and self-help for teens on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.
WebMD Excellent information on any health topic in an easy to understand format.
World Health Organization (WHO) WHO provides information, reports, and data pertaining to a variety of health topics.
 

Health Resources at Our Library