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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition
This dictionary is ideal for anyone who would like a quick guide reference to the terms on food labels, in advertising, or in the media.

Dictionary of Sports and Exercise Science (electronic resource)
This dictionary provides a basic vocabulary of terms used in sports and exercise science. It covers a broad range of topics including anatomy, medicine, psychology, physiology and sports medicine.

Encyclopedia of Human Development
This encyclopedia contains entries on a wide range of topics, including education, death and dying, family development, parenting, cognitive development, mental health, language and communications, personality, social development and behavior, substance abuse, and research methods and measurement.

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender : Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender
This is both a broad and in-depth resource on issues connected with women in a two-volume reference comprised of about 100 alphabetically arranged articles. Its emphasis is on psychological aspects and covers scholarly issues on the subject as well as areas of public interest.

International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports
This encyclopedia covers women’s sports globally and in history. It contains 441 articles which comprises of sports, athletes, health issues, and social/cultural topics.

Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions
This dictionary of health care terminology contains thorough definitions in all areas of nursing, medicine, and the health-related professions. It contains a special emphasis on definitions related to new drugs, health professions, changes in health care delivery, bioterrorism, and new technological developments.

Psychology and Mental Health (electronic resource)
An encyclopedia that encompasses information from sources in the fields of psychology, medicine, and other disciplines in the life sciences. It highlights the type of psychology spoken of, fields of study, a brief definition, and a list of principle terms.

Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training
This pocket reference contains definitions for over 2,000 terms related to the field of athletic training. Additionally, it offers appendices covering various topics such as abbreviations, neuroanatomy, special physical tests, normal joint ranges of motion, codes of ethics, and prescription drugs.

The Encyclopedia of Mental Health
This encyclopedia covers topics on symptoms, disorders, treatment descriptions, pharmacology, theories, and contributors to the field of mental health. It also contains an extensive bibliography leading to further reading on topics from AIDS to yoga.

The Essential Guide to Aging in the Twenty-First Century (electronic resource)
This guide offers useful information regarding the effects of aging on mental health, physical health, cognitive functioning and behavior.

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (electronic resource)
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine provides comprehensive and authoritative definitions of nearly 8000 sports science and sports medicine terms.


These are links to additional dictionaries and encyclopedias in the catalog.


These periodicals are a good place to start research on health issues. Each link will take you into a database that will let you search current and back issues.

American Journal of Men’s Health
Search SAGE Premier for full text articles back to 2007.

American Journal of Public Health
Search Business Source Premier for full text articles back to 1975.

Better Nutrition
Search Academic Search Premier for full text articles back to 1998.

Health: The Pulse
Search ProQuest Research Library (Legacy Platform) for full text articles back to 2007.

Men’s Health
Search Academic Search Premier for full text articles back to 1990.

Nutrition Action Health Letter
Search ProQuest Research Library (Legacy Platform) for full text articles back to 1995.

Women’s Health Issues
Search ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences College Edition for full text articles back to 1995.

Women in Sports & Physical Activity
Search ProQuest Research Library (Legacy Platform) for full text back to 1992.

You can search the Journal Locator by keyword to find additional journals relating to health.

Web Sites

Center for Disease Control & Prevention
From the Department of Health and Human Services. Access to journals, podcasts on current health issues as well as state and national statistical data.

Clinical Trials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Healia - Health Search Engine
Healia's unique technology functions like a trusted health librarian who helps you wade through the maze of online health information to find the exact nugget of reliable information that you need. Healia helps you save time, avoid unreliable information, and become more knowledgeable about your health.

Health & Human Services
The Official Site of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

Health, United States
Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of two main sections: A chartbook containing text and figures that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans; and a trend tables section that contains 147 detailed data tables. The two main components are supplemented by an executive summary, a highlights section, an extensive appendix and reference section, and an index. Supported by the CDC.

Research physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and more from this site. Registration required. Recommended by CNN.

Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 continues in the tradition of challenging individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure good health. The two overearching goals are to: increase quality and years of healthy life and eliminate health disparities among different segments of the population.

Hospital Compare - Find out about your hospital or compare it to others
Maintained by the department of Health and Human Services, this tool provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance: Improving Care Through Information (HQA).

International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
IBIDS contains bibliographic records, including abstracts published in international scientific journals, on the topic of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, herbal and botanical supplements. The general public, scientists, researchers, and other interested parties will be able to search the database using keywords to obtain the citations of research journal articles. Produced by the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health, in conjunction with the Food and Nutrition Information Center of the National Agricultural Library, U. S. Department of Agriculture.

LILRC Government Health Information Resources Wiki
Courtesy of the Long Island Library Resources Council, this Wiki provides all major content on Government health organizations. The enhanced search capability allows users to search within all featured websites simply by entering keywords.

LocatorPlus - National Library of Medicine
Locator Plus searches for books, journals and audiovisual titles in the NLM collections, with additional convenient links to PubMed and MedLine plus medical databases.

Medicine.org is an online community where consumers can share health resources and information.

Medline: List of Serials Indexed for Online Users
Provides bibliographic information for all journals ever indexed over time with the MeSH® vocabulary and cited in MEDLINE®, the backbone of the NLM PubMed® database.The 2009 edition contains 13,410 serial titles, including titles currently indexed for MEDLINE as well as titles indexed over time which have ceased or changed titles, listed alphabetically by the journal title abbreviation.

Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
The MMWR weekly contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments and reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries. Also included are reports on topics of international interest and notices of events of interest to the public health community.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Maintained by the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH).

PDR Health (Physician's Desk Reference)
Maintained by Thomson, offers disease overviews, treatment options, drug information and more.

PubMed Central Journals from the National Institute of Health
PubMed Central is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). With PubMed Central, NLM is taking the lead in preserving and maintaining unrestricted access to the electronic literature, just as it has done for decades with the printed biomedical literature. PubMed Central aims to fill the role of a world class library in the digital age. It is not a journal publisher. NLM believes that giving all users free and unrestricted access to the material in PubMed Central is the best way to ensure the durability and utility of the archive as technology changes over time.

DSM Psychology Library
Excerpts only available without subscription to the DSM-IV and symptom index. Helpful when quickly trying to identify disorder and related DSM section number.

MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Additional Sites

American Heart Association (AHA)
The American Heart Association provides heart health and disease information to consumers which covers topics such as nutrition, stress management and physical activity. It also provides research, medical information as well as education materials on topics for the educator/professional.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
This site has information on healthy eating, weight control and physical activity with special emphasis on cancer prevention. While the site has materials for professionals, the publications section is also especially rich in information geared to consumers.

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization who conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.

Mayo Clinic Food and Nutrition Center
Multiple types of nutrition and health information can be found here. Recipes include healthful “Dietitian’s Tips.” Take health quizzes and “Ask the Specialist” your food and nutrition questions on this interactive website.

Nutrition.gov provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

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