How To: Find Up-To-Date Health Information with the Health & Wellness Resource Center

How can I improve my mental health? Are antioxidants actually effective? What dietary habits are associated with developing diabetes? Gale's Health & Wellness Resource Center, opens a new window is your one-stop shop for these and other health-related questions. This useful tool is available to you, free, in our E-Library.

The Health & Wellness Resource Center provides authoritative, up-to-date information on a wide range of health-related issues including fitness, pregnancy, diseases and conditions, prescription drugs, treatments, and surgeries.

Find health topics that matter to you

Halifax Public Libraries has a list of health databases and guides that you can access through our E-Library. Click on the E-Library tab on the homepage, look under By Subject, and select Health & Wellness to access this and other health-related resources.

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Get started with the Health & Wellness Resource Center

To get started with the Health & Wellness Resource Center, you’ll need to log in with your 14-digit library card number.

Use the top Search menu to search for a subject that matters to you.

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Or, if you’re not sure what you're looking for, you can also browse by topic. Look for the Browse Topics symbol to browse over 300 topics.

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Use limiters to quickly filter results

Once you’ve searched, you’ll be able to use limiters to focus on the information most relevant to you. For example, you can filter by publication date to find the most up-to-date trends, or you can filter by Content Types depending on the type of information you’re looking for.

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You’ll find a variety of resources including reference, magazines, images, audio, news, and academic journals from thousands of reputable resources.

Health information in other languages

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The Health & Wellness Resource Center website can be translated into more than 30 languages. Click on English near the top-right corner to switch to another language.

Health & Wellness Resource Center’s resources can also be translated into over 40 different languages.

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Extra help

Check out this video, opens a new window for more details on getting started with Gale's Heath & Wellness Resource Center.