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Welcome to the GCLS Health & Wellness Resource Guide.
This guide provides easy access to authoritative health-related resources available at the Gloucester County Library System.
Suggested Catalog Searches
These preset searches return up-to-date lists of health-related resources from our catalog. Holds can be placed on most items and sent to your most convenient library for pickup.
GCLS Subscription Databases
Health Reference Center (Facts on File)
Health Reference Center is a comprehensive, authoritative encyclopedic database containing more than 20,000 hyperlinked entries on today's most pressing health and social issues.
Use your GCLS Library card number to access the following subscription resources.
Selected Web Links
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed or licensable naturopathic physicians who are graduates of four-year, residential graduates programs. Each of the seven schools in North America is either accredited by an agency of the United States Department of Education.
American Cancer Society
The official website of the American Cancer Society providing the latest information on cancer research and treatments.
American Childhood Cancer Organization
American Childhood Cancer Organization ( ACCO ) began in 1970 by a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with cancer. They came together to lobby for more research, and to support each other through the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening disease at a time when very few children survived. Today, ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. We are strong advocates for our families in Washington D.C., we produce the highest quality materials on childhood cancer, and we have over 40 local affiliate organizations across the country providing direct services to the families in their communities.
American Heart Association
The official website of the American Heart Association providing the latest information on heart care.
Drug Information Portal
From the National Library of Medicine, this is an easy to use database of drugs with comprehensive medical information, suitable for the consumer.
Find a Doctor or Information about a Doctor
Find information about a doctor from the National Institute of Health.
GCLS Guide for the Affordable Care Act
A collection of resources from the Gloucester County Library System for information regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Gilda's Club South Jersey Cancer Support
Gilda’s Club South Jersey offers support groups, lectures, workshops and social events as a supplement to medical care in a warm and welcoming home-like setting. Our program is free of charge to all members and open to everyone touched by cancer. We are a local non-profit organization dependent on individual and corporate donations. 100% of every dollar donated supports our Clubhouse and our members
Healthcare Provider Information
Many tools are available from Healthcare.gov to help you search, compare, and assess providers, hospitals, and other care facilities.
Official website for the Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare Marketplace.
Health and wellness information from the Consumer Health Information Task Force, compiled by librarians from each of the four UMDNJ Campus Libraries.
A website providing information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
The official website for the Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit medical practice and medical research group.
MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, medical information for consumers.
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
My Family Health Portrait Tool
From the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides a downloadable chart to print and then fill in your family health history. A valuable resource to have on hand.
National Cancer Institute
The website of the National Cancer Institute.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). They are 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Library Medicine
The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.
New Jersey Parent Link
The homepage for NJ Parent Link provides information for the parents of NJ. NJ Parent Link is a portal for Federal, State, and Community resources.
New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD)
Provides access to public health datasets, statistics, and information on the health status of New Jerseyans through public health status indicator reports and a Web-based data query system.
NIH Senior Health
From the National Institutes of Health, this website supplies information useful to seniors in an organized, uncluttered format, including an easy text size adjustment tool.
Oncolink (Cancer information)
Current cancer research and treatment information from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Helpful medical information for pets from the National Library of Medicine.
T. Colin Campbell Foundation
For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers and coauthor of the bestselling the book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Formerly the American Dietetic Association. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
WebMD provides health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.
EBSCOHost Health Source Search
Search health journal and magazine articles.
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A Reference Librarian will respond as time permits during normal business hours. Charges from your provider may apply.
Librarian By Appointment
Librarian by Appointment is a service that allows you to schedule a one-time session of up to one hour with a member of the reference staff.
Gloucester County Board of Freeholders
Robert M. Damminger
Freeholder Library Liaison