AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Over 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets available in both English and Spanish, with more than 4,700 brand names.   Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, this source includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. The content is updated monthly.

Alt. Health Watch

Full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.  This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, alternative, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.


Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. See this 3-min. YouTube video by the Reference and Information Services Division (RISD) of the Ohio Library Council for a basic introduction.  Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

Consumer Safety .org

ConsumerSafety.org strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.  Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.


Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition

Nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.   Find in-depth medical information.



MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends with information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.   Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.



Non-profit consumer health web site providing high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty from several Ohio universities.  Search health issues by topic. Link to other quality health resources available on the Internet.