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Posted by Ashley on July 2, 2019
Do you know about our Virtual Branch? If you go onto our website https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/ under “Books & More” click on Virtual Branch. On the Virtual Branch site, you have access to the databases of information that the library subscribes to. On the right-hand side you can choose your subject and see what databases are available for you to search. This blog posting will be about Gale Health & Wellness Resource Centre. Just like Google, you type your terms into the search bar at the top of the page.
For this database, they also have keywords already that people may want to click on. They put them under categories such as Diseases and Conditions, Drugs, Diagnostics and Tests, and Therapies, Treatments and Surgeries. The links underneath will take you to pages of information. This includes articles from peer reviewed journals, studies, and data as well as videos, images, and audio.
You can choose to download the articles in PDF format by hitting the download button on the article that you would like to keep and save it to your computer. You can also save the audio and videos by clicking save.
The Gale Health & Wellness Resource gives you reliable information on any number of health-related ailments, medications, tests, and procedures. Next time you are looking for health related answers instead of searching Google use this resource. Its free with your library card!
*Disclaimer* Always talk to a doctor if you are having health concerns, this database works as a supplement to proper diagnosis.https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/health.cfm?is=5&linkid=12