Recommended Books Available at the State Library

Recommended Electronic Resources

The following databases include information resources about Health/Wellness/Medicine. Many electronic resources are only available to state of Ohio employees.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.

Academic Search Complete

(EBSCO)  The world’s most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, nurse educators and students depend on the CINAHL Database to research their subject areas from this authoritative index of nursing and allied health journals.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. It contains full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias including the American Medical Association

Digital Resource Commons

A statewide platform for saving, discovering and sharing the instructional, research, historic and creative materials produced by the University System of Ohio and Ohio’s private colleges

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)

OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is the first place Ohio’s college students and researchers go to find the latest journal articles. It contains over 24 million full-text articles in 10,000 journals from large publishers to small presses. In 2012, patrons downloaded over 1.5 million full-text articles in OhioLINK’s collection.

Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK)

The EBC provides access to more than 100,000 eBooks; titles feature reference works, American and English literature and technology titles, including the popular Safari eBook collection.

MasterFILE Premier (popular magazines)

MasterFILE Premier provides full text to magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

MEDLINE with full text (EBSCO)

MEDLINE with Full Text provides an easy-to-use interface and powerful search functionality including basic and advanced search options. Users can effectively search and retrieve information with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) created by the United States National Library of Medicine.


PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Ohio Digital Library

A collection of fiction and non-fiction books and eAudiobooks available in a variety of formats available to download.


PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


PsycINFO is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature from the 1800s to the present in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research.

Safari Books Online

A premier on demand digital library providing over 30,000 technology, digital media and business books and videos online.

Science digital resources

Science Digital Resources is part of the Ohio Digital Resource Commons (DRC). The DRC provides a robust, statewide platform for saving, discovering and sharing—free of charge—the instructional, research, historic and creative materials produced by the University System of Ohio and Ohio’s private colleges.

Science Online

Science Online was created especially for students and provides easy access to relevant content across all core science disciplines with unique and proprietary features such as editorially curated Topic Centers and eLearning Modules.


SPORTDiscus provides full-text access to scholarly literature for sports and sports medicine studies. This resource contains more than 146,000 journal articles from over 660 full-text journals spanning from 1930 to the present.

Recommended eBooks and Journals


The following websites have additional resources and information. The list may include websites from governments, organizations affiliated with the topic, and for-profit companies. Inclusion on this list of organizations and commercial websites does not constitute an endorsement.


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site has the latest news on public health topics, as well as traveler’s health, data, and statistics, emergency preparedness, environmental heath, and workplace health.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health site contains links to its 28 institutes including Cancer, Mental Health, Arthritis, Allergy and Aging, all of which offer toll-free health hotlines, the latest news in medical research, grant opportunities, and clinical trials.

National Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The National Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, deserves special mention for its research-based information on complementary and alternative healing. It includes publications, alerts and advisories, and popular alternative health topics.


PubMed is another service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It is a free, searchable database of the latest in medical research with links to some full-text.

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is a cabinet-level agency, meaning the director reports to the governor and serves as a member of the Executive Branch of Ohio’s government. The ODH executive team helps the Director of Health formulate the agency’s strategic policy goals and objectives. The team is composed of the Chief of Staff, the Medical Director and the General Counsel. These leaders, along with agency senior-level managers and supervisors, work in tandem to ensure the state health department is responsive to the needs of Ohio’s 11.5 million residents.

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is the administrative department of the Ohio state government responsible for supervising the state's public assistance, workforce development, unemployment compensation, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care, and child support programs.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through funded research and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

Mayo Clinic

The mission of Mayo Clinic is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.