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Health and Wellness



All eResources require a 14-digit Northbrook Public Library card number for access. Questions? Call the library at (847) 272-6224.

  • People
    with vision problems to asthma will find help with work, school and everyday

  • OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.

  • A-Z encyclopedia offering nonspecialist information about 460 topics in genetics, from the science behind this important field to diseases that can be passed down among generations.

  • A collection of reference titles on all aspects of health and medicine.

  • Compiled by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), MEDLINE is the world's most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information.

  • Covers 25 mental disorders and includes a Brief Overview, Symptoms,
    Associated Features, Age & Gender Prevalence and Treatment Options. 

  • Up-to-date information on social,
    health and financial issues.


Medline Plus 

Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Provides easy access to conditions, definitions, therapies, doctor finders, and drug information in language intended for consumers.

Mayo Clinic

Doctors and researchers from the Mayo Clinic share information on conditions and therapies to help you improve your health.

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook

Comprehensive and understandable explanations of conditions and therapies from the renowned medical text publisher.

lllinois Physician license look-up 

Check the Professional License look-up on the Illinois Secretary of State website.

MedlinePlus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Links to directories to help you find health professionals, services and facilities.


This list was originally compiled by Maryellen Essig /Consumer Health Information Group/NSLS

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