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Online Resources

Welcome to the e-branch of the Portage District Library! Here you will find electronically accessible books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and directories, the majority of which you can access with your library card from home or anywhere.

Health, Nursing, and Medicine Databases:

  • Health Reference Center AcademicMEL Database

    A resource of health and nutrition periodicals and publications especially suited for professionals in health, nursing, and medical fields.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
  • MedlinePlus

    This excellent resource, aimed at the layman, contains a multiplicity of resources for someone researching a health issue. Health topics contain information created by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. External health links take you to sites by authorities such as Mayo and Cleveland Clinics, the America Academy of Pediatrics, and the Center of Disease Control. Includes online tutorials and videos.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    The National Institutes of Health site includes A to Z Health Topics; Clinical Trials, a source on cutting-edge research; and MedlinePlus, a formidable collection of consumer health content generated by NIH as well as such sources as Mayo and Cleveland Clinics.

    Availability:

    Anywhere
  • Nursing Resource CenterMEL Database

    Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

    Availability:

    Anywhere with a library card
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