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Tempe Public Library




Find authoritative sources about health and wellness.

Here you will find information about print and electronic resources about a wide range of health issues, including books, peer reviewed research studies, and more.
Access to most digital Library resources requires login with a library card number and PIN.

Library Databases


Health Reference Center Academic

 Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)

 Health & Sciences
 Students & Researchers
Homework Help

Discover periodicals and reference book content supporting research in health studies. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

  • Up-to-date coverage on a wide range of health and medicine related subjects
  • Find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.
  • Videos of medical procedures
  • Includes multimedia, such as images and podcasts
Science in Context

 Science in Context (Gale)

 Students & Researchers
 Homework Help

  • Includes free access to:
    • Topic pages on all major physical sciences, medicine, and technology
    • Academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; radio & television news audio/video archives with transcripts; reference book chapters; sample science experiments & projects, statistics, and images
    • More than 200 experiments and projects from U*X*L Experiment Central 
  • Audience:
    • Middle & High School Students, High School & College Students
  • Perfect for:
    • Science experiments, school essays, reports, & research papers
  • Features:
    • Citation Tools - Automatically generate and export APA, MLA, and Chicago Style citations
  • Video Tutorials

Access to most digital Library resources requires login with a library card number and PIN.


Find Books & Magazines



Browse items in the 610 - 620 call number range.

Here is a sample of some of the topics we have in the library:


More Online Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -Alphabetized health topics, traveler's health, immunization, news alerts, journals.

Go Ask Alice! -Health question and answer service by the Health Promotion Program at Health Services, Columbia University.

Mayo Clinic - Alphabetical health topics, information about treatment decisions, drugs and supplements, assessments, calculators for BMI, calories and target heart rate.

MedLinePlus - Extensive info including interactive tutorials provided by the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

Merck Source - Virtual body tours, Merck Manual for health disorders, health encyclopedia, tips for working with your doctor, forms for keeping your own records, plus register to receive the Harvard Health e-Newsletter or customized news based on your interests. Provided by Merck Pharmaceutical.. - Personalized food guide pyramid and helps you track dietary and physical activity.

US News & World Report - See Best Car Award winners and vehicle rankings.