Exercise Science and Health Promotion Databases
This database provides an index of the top nursing and allied health literature available, including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association.
HealthSource - Consumer Edition
This collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.
HealthSource - Nursing/Academic Edition
This edition of Health Source provides access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines including nursing and allied health journals.
PubMed provides access to citations from biomedical literature, many with links to full-text documents.
Sage Journals Premier
Sage Journals provides citations and abstracts for articles across a variety of disciplines; most have full text.
SportDiscus with Full Text
Providing full-text extensive coverage in the areas of fitness, health, and sports studies, this database is an essential tool for health professionals, researchers, and students.
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Reference e-Books
Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society
Examines the issues that surround cancer and its effects on society. Navigates through the terminology and concepts to provide a better understanding of how cancer affects us way beyond the medical conditions that are regrettably more than obvious.
Encyclopedia of Drugs - Alcohol & Addictive Behavior
Explores the social, medical, legal, and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.
Human Diseases and Conditions
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Websites
American Association of the History of Nursing, Inc.
The official website of the American Association of the History of Nursing provides a lot of information, including the table of contents of the current issue of the association’s journal, about the history of nursing. Links to other resources are also compiled.
America’s Health Rankings
This website makes the annual publication by the same name freely available online. Forty-four overlapping measures of health such as the prevalence of smoking, lack of health insurance, infant mortality, and per capita personal income are used to rank each of the 50 states.
Contagion: Historical Views of Disease and Epidemics
This website is part of the Harvard University Library Open Collections Program and makes digitized versions of books, pamphlets, engravings, and more available. Materials are organized around well-known “episodes” of contagious diseases such as the Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793.
Digital Collections: History of Medicine
This page provides links to the digitized collections of the National Library of Medicine. The digitized materials include images and text from the collection and exhibitions at NLM such as profiles of important people in the medical and public health fields and an archive of syllabi for medical classes.
Genes and Disease
This collection of articles looks at genes and genetic disorders. Articles are grouped into broad categories or can be looked up by chromosome.
HealthCentral.com provides information about recognizing, managing, and recovering, when applicable, common ailments such as osteoporosis, herpes, and heart disease. General information about such topics as skin care, food, nutrition, and sleep is also provided. All content is physician-reviewed, except for information presented by community members in their forums.
Consisting of clips from NBC’s Digital Health Network, HealthVideo.com provides short videos on a variety of health topics organized by demographic: children’s health, women’s health, men’s health, health, and aging, etc.
Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
This website from the National Library of Medicine is a collection of links related to emergency and disaster preparedness as it effects many special populations including the hearing impaired, Native Americans, people with diabetes, and more.
Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation, founded by Billie Jean King, funds and produces original research on such topics as the status of female youth health and minorities in sports. Their website makes this research, as well as a host of materials about and supporting Title IX, freely available. Information about grants and scholarships is also provided.