Science and Health

Science in Context



A "portal" about your topic is your best source for one-stop, comprehensive science information, with science reference, multimedia, science news, science history, and links to the best sites on the internet to supplement the great material in this database.  When searching, be sure to click on all the tabs at the top of the page to get information from all available sources.

Science Online

(Facts on File)

Science biographies, essays, definitions, diagrams, experiments and timelines.  Excellent charts and diagrams for students and teachers.  A great all-around reference tool to help with science homework and projects.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text articles. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and journals.

Science 360

Science360 Knowledge Network immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. We gather the latest science videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation and more. Science360 engages the general public, science junkies and students alike in the cutting-edge discoveries and big science stories of the day.


JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students. It provides access to more than 12 million peer-reviewed academic journal articles, books, and primary sources  in 75 disciplines. Science and Health subjects covered include: Health Policy, Health Sciences, Public Health, Science & Mathematics, Aquatic Sciences, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Botany & Plant Sciences, Chemistry, Developmental & Cell Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, General Science, Geology, Horticulture, Mathematics, Paleontology, Physics, Statistics, Technology, and Zoology. Almost every college uses JSTOR, so get to know it now! 

AHFS Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.

Opposing Viewpoints


A complete one-stop source for information on health and social issues from multiple perspectives. Access persuasive viewpoint essays, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.  A great tool for health assignments!

Points of View Reference Center(EBSCO)

Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects, including topics relating to health issues. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

An amazing collection of electronic reference books.  Hint: To limit to health subjects, click on Advanced Search, then select “Medicine” from the subject area limiter, and search as usual by keyword, title, etc.

Health Reference Center

(Facts on File)

Thousands of articles and diagrams in the categories Conditions & Diseases, Mental Health, Health & Wellness, and Body Systems.

Health Source-Consumer Edition   (EBSCO)

This provides information on many health topics, including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Editionfeatures searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. This database is updated daily.

Health Source- Academic & Nursing Edition (EBSCO)

This database provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.   The articles are geared towards professionals, and therefore, more difficult to read than those in the consumer edition.      

 Go Ask Alice!  Go Ask Alice is not an online subscription database, but a free website from Columbia University's health professionals. The Alice team has answered thousands of questions, which you can search by subject or keyword, and takes new questions all the time. If you have a question about health, Alice has the answer.