Health & Wellness Resource Center

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Overview

Health And Wellness Resource Center With Alternative Health Module, Gale's comprehensive consumer health resource, provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. Designed for researchers at all levels, its intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to information. New periodical and newspaper articles are added daily.

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Features and Benefits

  • An updated, easy-to-navigate interface featuring quick links to hot topics, conditions, diseases and overviews.
  • More than 1,000 medical journals, periodicals, and articles from more than 2,200 general-interest publications, medical newspapers, newsletters and news feeds.
  • A broad collection of full-text reference works including The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, Medical Health Information Directory, The Medical and Health Information Directory and various Thomson Healthcare and Micromedex drug guides.
  • Streaming video with transcripts from Healthology, Illumistream, NBC and ORLive.
  • Links to trusted Web sites.
  • An improved Directory Searching.
  • A dual-mode interface.
  • Superior indexing and a vast controlled vocabulary.
  • Customizable search options.
  • InfoTrac InfoMarks allows users to copy and paste persistent URLs into files.
  • Many "See" and "See Also" cross-references guides.

Reviews

"Gale has moved quickly to include keywords related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to its Health & Wellness Resource Center, which will allow users to retrieve current information on the subject. The database includes full-text articles from sources including the Center for Disease Control, Times, US News & World Report, and The Lancet, as well as numerous newspapers." -- Library Journal (May 2003)

— Library Journal

"HWRC is suitable for virtually any segment of the population who might be seeking health-related information. While it also has a lot to offer the consumer, its primary target is the healthcare professional or the student in a health-related field." --NetConnect, Fall 2008

— NetConnect

"The scope of this robust collection of journals is impressive, providing access to 2200 publications."--Library Journal, November 15, 2008

— Library Journal

"The Bottom Line: Kudos to Gale for this consumer-centered healthcare database. Health and Wellness Resource Center is recommended for public and medical libraries supporting consumer health information resources." -- Library Journal (March 2001)

— Library Journal

"This is full of credible full-text health information from current Gale reference sources and journals dating back to 1997, among them Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Nutrition Today, and Parents Magazine. It is targeted at lay users seeking health information on medical conditions and pharmaceuticals." -- Library Journal (April 2002)

— Library Journal

"...a good fit for any institution that provides information to students or health consumers...The Resources tab offers book reviews for further research on a topic. The search interface is intuitive and the resource center seems thoroughly comprehensive. As one who tires of trying to locate health information through consumer health professionals, I find Health and Wellness Resource Center to be a perfect fit. Highly Recommended." -- Booklist (May 2001)

— Booklist

"Health & Wellness Resource Center represents a selection of reputable medical resources packaged together in one easy-to-use database...we highly recommend this product for medium to large public libraries and school libraries as well. Presently, nothing comes close to competing with it for users from novice to expert, based on content, currency, and alternative health coverage." -- NetConnect

— NetConnect

"The site is easy to use and offers information that is accessible to lay users...Health and Wellness Resource Center is a useful and accessible source that will be popular with library patrons." -- Booklist (April 2001)

— Booklist