Preble County District Library

Reference Desk

Physician Information

Animal Health
  • The Merck Veterinary Manual

    A comprehensive, reliable source of information on all aspects of animal healthcare

  • Databases

  • Health & Medical EncyclopediasAvailable with library card number

    This resource provides health and medical information on a variety of topics, such as cancer, genetics and children's health. The topics discussed are presented in language accessible to the adult layperson and vary from one to two paragraphs for minor topics, to several pages or more for major references. Disease/disorder articles typically cover definition; description; causes and symptoms; diagnosis; treatments; prevention; and more. Test/treatment articles typically cover definition; purposes; precautions; preparation; risks; normal and abnormal results; and much more.

  • MEDLINEAvailable with library card number

    MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE allows users to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.

  • Net Wellness: Consumer Health InformationAvailable to everyone

    A non-profit consumer health Web site that provides high-quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and The Ohio State University.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Food and Recipes (GVRL)Available with library card number

    This tool provides a comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health. Each entry also describe both traditional and modern methods of preparation and cooking foods.



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