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Health, Medicine, and Wellness

Library E-Resources




Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.


Health Reference Center Academic
Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.


Nursing and Allied Health Collection Resource Center
All aspects of the Nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.


Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
This collection includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

Library E-Resources

(from Boston Public Library)


Massachusetts residents are eligible to use the Boston Public Library's online e-resources. You will need a BPL e-card to access these resources. If you do not already have an e-card, you can register for one at:


Access all of BPL's e-resources at:



Experience the benefits of meditation through guided meditations, animations, articles, and videos. The BPL has a limited number of licenses to assign to BPL cardholders. Licenses expire on the 1st of each calendar month, but you may return here to obtain a new license.

This resource requires you to register for an individual Headspace account.

Local Resources



Emerson Hospital
Telephone: 978-369-1400
Address: 133 Old Road To Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742


Emerson Hospital is located approximately 5 miles (10 minute drive) from most parts of Maynard.  The Emergency Department, open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, is staffed by board certified emergency physicians and by nurses who have specialized training in emergency medicine. The Emergency Department, which cares for approximately 37,000 patients per year, is a fully-equipped, 22 bed facility with specialized treatment rooms for resuscitation, eye, ear, nose and throat problems, orthopedic injuries and obstetrical emergencies.

Emerson Urgent Care

Telephone: 978-287-8990

Address: 3 Digital Way, Unit 10, Maynard, MA 01754





In-Library Resources

All health, medicine, and wellness books can be found in the Non-Fiction area in the 600s on the 2nd level. 


The Reference Collection also contains several various medicial dictionaries.


If you need help in finding a certain title or information on a topic, please ask at the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103. Please note that Reference librarians are not able to provide medical advice. 

Web Resources


Medline Plus

The National Library of Medicine's consumer health information website, with large amounts of high-quality, reliable information on many health topics, including a full Spanish-language version of the site as well as information in many other languages. This is the first website any health information consumer should visit on the Internet.

American Medical Association Physician Select

Online physician Locator helps you find a perfect match for your medical needs DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.


American Hospital Directory

The American Hospital Directory® provides data and statistics about more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide. hospital information includes both public and private sources such as Medicare claims data, hospital cost reports, and commercial licensors.

American Psychological Association 
Browse through psychology related topics from ADHD to Workplace Issues.

Family Doctor

Contains information written and reviewed by AAFP physicians and patient education professionals on health topics, drug information, herbal and alternative remedies, and self care.

Health information for the public from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Mayo Clinic

More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.

Medline Plus 
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in easy to understand language.  Browse through the health topics, or drugs and herbal supplements sections, or
check out the videos and other "cool tools."

Merck Manuals 
A free online version of the Merck Manual.  Provides comprehensive and detailed medical information for the professional or lay-person.  

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine 
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's agency responsible for 
conducting research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  Peruse featured health topics or find out "what the 
science says" about the effectiveness of CAM practices on health topics of interest.  

National Institute of Health 

Comprehensive information on a wide variety of health topics provided by the federal government's NIH.  Browse for topics online, sign up for a news (RSS) feed, or listen to NIH produced Podcasts.

New York Times' Wellness Blog 
Bloggers writing about health related topics of their choosing.  Contributors include journalists and some M.D.'s.  

Women's Health

Authoritative information on women’s health topics, including breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause, mental health, fitness and nutrition, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.


Please note that while our website does contain a small number of outside curated links (primarily to local, governmental, and non-profit sites covering subjects of interest to our patrons), we regret that we are unable to spend the time to fully evaluate unsolicited links that are sent to us for inclusion on our site; therefore we do not act on these recommendations.


Updated 5/22/2023 J.R.

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