Consumer Health Complete

Click on the blue Consumer Health Complete logo above. If prompted to log in, enter your library card number as your ID. Your password is usually the last 4 digits of your telephone number.

This database is a collection of consumer health information, including full- text consumer health magazines and reference books, on many health topics such as medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, alternative and holistic treatment, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.The site also contains medical and anatomical diagrams, health news and reports, and physician-made videos explaining surgical procedures and medical conditions.

Some the sources available for online reference and browsing through Consumer Health Complete include:

  • AMA Complete Medical Encyclopedia
  • Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs 2011
  • Cornell Illustrated Encyclopedia of Health
  • Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
  • Mayo Clinic Guide to Women’s Cancers
  • Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age
  • Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants & Herbs of Eastern & Central North America
  • Natural Health
  • Natural & Alternative Treatments

Where should I start?

The homepage lists popular topics and sources. Type a search in the “find” bar to see all the resources on a particular medical condition, topic, dietary supplement, or prescription medication. Or, if you are interested in a specific format, such as a video or the latest news report, click one of the options within the Search box.

What else can I do with Consumer Health Complete?

If you are doing a report, you can access and reference diagrams with Consumer Health Complete. Click “Images and Diagrams” and search for, example, “hand.” Choose one of the diagrams that come up.

Consumer Health Complete makes it easy to cite its articles and diagrams for reports and papers. Click on “citation” to see the source of the information you are using as a reference:

Search the Video and Animation section to watch how medical conditions occur, or to learn about a surgical procedure. Below are some of the results for videos and animations on the topic of hearing loss.

Enjoy navigating this user-friendly and comprehensive database!