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General resources in Health and Medicine.
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  • College of Health and Human Services (WKU)
    "The College of Health and Human Services ... consists of seven academic units: Allied Health, Communication Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, The School of Nursing, Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, Public Health,Social Work. The Academic Center for Excellence, the Institute for Rural Health Development and Research, the Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Academy, and the South-Central Kentucky Area Health Education Center are also housed in or overseen by CHHS."
  • WKU Health Services
    "WKU Health Services is a full service primary care center dedicated to providing all members of the WKU campus community with quality medical services."
  • Barren River District Health Department
    1109 State St., near WKU campus.
  • Warren County Public Library
    Extensive print/online consumer health collection, public computers, access to Kentucky Virtual Library. WKU students, local residents, and local employees can get a library card. Main branch at 1225 State St. near main WKU campus.
  • Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville
    Supports an academic medical center and serves as resource medical library for western Kentucky. Outreach librarian: Michel Atlas.

Welcome to the Health and Medicine Guide

This guide lists general resources in health and medicine for use by multidisciplinary audiences. For specific WKU health-related disciplines, please check the guides for Allied Health, Communication Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Information Management, Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, Nursing, Physical Therapy, or Public Health. If you have suggestions or comments, please contact the Health Sciences Librarian, Carol Watwood, at or 1(270)745-6125.


    Basic Resources

    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      Key U.S. government health and safety website for a variety of audiences. Emphasizes public health/health promotion. 41 million page views per month.
    • Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost)
      EBSCOhost search interface for consumer health information.
    • MedlinePlus
      One-stop, consumer-friendly health information for diverse audiences; sponsored by U.S. National Library of Medicine. "You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition."
    • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
      U.S. national medical research agencies; includes National Library of Medicine.
    • One-Search  
      One-Search is a Google-like search box for a quick start on your WKU Libraries research -- find books, articles and more in a single search.
    • PubMed
      Search for scholarly journal articles by topic/keyword or author. PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. PubMed is the open-access version of Medline.
    • Electronic Journal Finder  
      Check to see if WKU Libraries has free online access to a journal title. You may need to log in with NetID/password if off campus.
    • TOPCAT
      WKU Libraries books, journal titles, audiovisuals. Search by title, author, subject, keyword, location, format, date. Does not search for journal articles by subject.

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    Interlibrary Loans are FREE to WKU faculty, staff, and students. Register once and request books and articles online!


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    WKU Libraries
    1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1067
    Phone: 270-745-3912
    fax: 270-745-2275
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