We maintain a collection of popular and scholarly health and medicine books, and our librarians are here to help you find what you need.
Contact a librarian by email or phone at 503.675.2540. You may also search the catalog, access articles through Health & Wellness Resource Center and Health Reference Center Academic, and find Health & Fitness eBooks, audiobooks, and videos through Library2Go.
The Internet houses a vast amount of health-related information. Before searching online, check out the Medical Library Association’s Web User Guide at http://www.mlanet.org/resources/userguide.html. Learn how to evaluate what you find online so that you can be confident that the information is safe and reliable. Then try one of the recommended web sites below:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides credible, reliable health information.
Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.
Health information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Go here to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.
A federal government website connecting you with information and tools to help you stay healthy.
KidsHealth provides information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
Expert health information from the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research, and education.
Medical Library Association
MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's web site offering reliable, up-to-date health information.
National Cancer Institute
The NCI conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant, and unbiased.