Health & Medical Information

Central Library has a large collection of medical books available to check out, as well as specialized reference books. Our reference staff can help you find the information that you are looking for.

When searching for circulating books, first try a subject search for your topic, then a keyword search. You may also wish to try a broader topic (for example, "skin disorders" rather than "psoriasis.") Please ask at the desk if you don't find the what you need.

Reference Books

directories

  • Directory of Physicians in the United States
  • The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists
  • AHA Guide-A Guide to US Hospitals, Health Care Systems, Networks, Alliances, Health Organizations, Agencies and Providers
  • Health Professions Career and Education Directory
  • Directory of Schools for Alternative & Complementary Health Care
  • The Penguin Guide to American Medical and Dental Schools
  • Nursing Programs

mental health information

  • The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Guide to Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Dictionary
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)
  • The Harvard Guide to Psychiatry
  • The Encyclopedia of Mental Health
  • Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders

alternative medicine

  • Botanical Safety Handbook
  • The Medical Advisor: The Complete Guide to Alternative & Conventional Treatments
  • PDR for Nonprescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements
  • PDR for Herbal Medicines
  • PDR for Nutritional Supplements
  • Tyler's Honest Herbal
  • The American Pharmaceutical Association Practical Guide to Natural Medicine
  • Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide

medical dictionaries

  • The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine
  • Magill's Medical Guide
  • Merriam Webster's Medical Dictionary
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary
  • Miller-Keane Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Allied Health
  • Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
  • Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
  • Prescription Drug Information
  • Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR)
  • The Merck Index
  • Modell's Drugs in Current Use and New Drugs
  • Everything You Need to Know About Drugs
  • Drug Identification Bible
  • Consumer Reports Consumer Drug Reference

symptoms & diagnoses

  • Everything You Need to Know about Diseases
  • Griffith's 5-Minute Clinical Consult
  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
  • Mosby's Handbook of Diseases
  • Physicians' Guide to Rare Diseases
  • Professional Guide to Diseases
  • Dictionary of Medical Syndromes
  • Symptoms: Their Causes & Cures
  • Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
  • The Merck Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects
  • The Yale University School of Medicine Patient's Guide to Medical Tests
  • Professional Handbook of Diagnostic Tests
  • Current Surgical Diagnosis & Treatment

Online Resources

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