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    • Cochrane Library  

      A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These databases include the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA).

    • Kids InfoBits (Gale)  

      A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

    • Health Source: Consumer Edition  

      This comprehensive database provides a variety of full text articles on general health information for consumers from leading information providers.

    • Explora  

      Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

    • MEDLINE  

      Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

    • Alt HealthWatch  

      Provides complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

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    • Understanding Elder Abuse: A Guide for Ohioans  

      The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is required to provide training for implementing the statutory provisions on adult protective services, make educational materials available to mandatory reporters, and facilitate interagency cooperation.


      Official consumer site for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

    • Mayo Clinic  

      Comprehensive guides on hundreds of conditions. Explore possible causes for symptoms. Look up prescription and over-the-counter drug information. Tests and Procedures: What it is, how it’s done, how to prepare, risks and results.

    • U.S. National Library of Medicine  

      The United States National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest medical library. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the NLM is a division of the National Institutes of Health.