Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

8 Can’t-Miss Health Titles for Public Libraries

Health resources for public librariesThere’s no doubt about it. Libraries and patrons have a relationship of trust and engagement. In fact, patrons so trust libraries as a source of credible health information that almost 50 percent of library computer users use their online time to search it out. That information runs the gamut from diet and exercise to how to deal with a serious medical diagnosis.

Whether your patrons are doing a quick search, downloading materials onto eReaders or checking out print editions, they look for authoritative content—content that Gale has been providing for 60 years. Here’s are eight new and upcoming health titles created specifically for public libraries and their patrons.

Now Available:

  1. Body Systems (April 2014) ‒ Covers the 14 systems of the human body plus their role and function from the perspective of individual organs and each system as a whole
  2. Consumer Health Care (May 2014) ‒ Focuses on the U.S. healthcare system and an individual’s experience with it, with topics like the current state of health insurance
  3. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 4th Edition (April 2014) ‒ Provides authoritative, objective information on alternative and complementary medical practices such as acupuncture, reflexology, chelation therapy, and kinesiology
  4. The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, 3rd Edition (April 2014) ‒ Offers in-depth coverage of some 600 surgical procedures, medical tests geared for patients and allied health care students
  5. The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 2nd Edition (March 2013) ‒ Delivers authoritative information on special diets, popular diets—the South Beach Diet, for example—dietary concerns, nutrition basics, and the effects of diet on health
  6. Healthy Living, 2nd Edition (June 2013) ‒ Targets middle school students with 14 chapters on personal health issues, developing healthy habits, eating well, and maintaining good physical and mental health

Coming Soon:

  1. The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 4th Edition (June 2015) – Provides a comprehensive survey of cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, and side effects, as well as an appendix of contact information for cancer centers, national support groups, government agencies and research groups
  2. The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 5th Edition (June 2015) – Presents authoritative, in-depth articles on nearly 2,000 medical topics written in language accessible to adult laypersons

A Quick Word about GVRL

The GVRL eBook platform provides valuable benefits to libraries and their patrons—allowing you to meet the diverse learning styles and accessibility needs of your community. GVRL is optimized for search and discovery and is designed to deliver the best possible user experience for researchers. Health issues aren’t often stressful enough on their own—finding the right information shouldn’t be! Users of GVRL can:

  • Access eBooks 24/7 from any Internet-connected device
  • Can easily download articles to read offline (printed or saved to eReader)
  • Avoid common hold times/wait list with unlimited simultaneous access
  • Browse an entire title, cover-to-cover, or take advantage of cross-searching to home in on specific chapters or articles related to a specific topic or condition
  • Listen to the article using ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology (MP3 download also available)
  • Translate articles to any of 38 languages
  • And more

Ensure your community has access to reliable health-related resources. Start your free trial to these eBooks today

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