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Consumer Health Complete

NEW: Consumer-oriented information and articles on health conditions, medications and alternative treatments.


Consumer's Checkbook

Consumer reviews of local services for home/construction, auto repair, medical services/hospitals and more. Includes consumer guides to help you with the decision-making process. (NOTE: Once on the homepage, use the "I'm looking for..." search box at upper right or the "Services We Rate" drop-down menu at upper left.)


ConsumerLab

NEW: Reviews of health, wellness and nutritional products, based on test results published by an independent laboratory.


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Gale eBooks

Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks on biographybusinessenvironmenthistorylawliteraturemedicinemulticultural studiesnations/worldreligionsciencesocial science, and more. See also Access My Library app.


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Gale Health and Wellness

Reference, magazine and journal articles on medical conditions and medications.


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Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Periodicals and reference book content designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.


Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

Authoritative content supporting nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.


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Medical Reference Books

From the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Dozens of medical reference books you can browse individually or search all at once.


Medigap Plan Screener (From Weiss Ratings)

Gives you a list of Medigap health insurance plans based on your age and location, and provides information about features, pricing and financial strength.


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Medline

Index of medical research articles 1965-. Search PubMed for articles 1950-.


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MedlinePlus

Comprehensive health and drug information for the layperson.


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Natural Medicines

Information on the effectiveness of herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, diets, nutrition, and exercises. Includes a Continuing Education section for medical professionals and a "Colleagues Interact" discussion forum.


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Weiss Financial Ratings Series

Rates safety and financial stability of banks, credit unions, insurers, stocks and mutual funds. Includes a Medigap Plan selection tool. See their special Video Training Library with guides on investing, researching medigap plans, evaluating financial/insurance institutions and more.


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