Health books, DVDs and websites

Health guides

The following guides to library resources are available online.  They offer information with regards to using the catalogue and selected reading and viewing: 

Health information websites

The following websites provide health information and are recommended by a professional health sector librarian. 

ABC health and wellbeing
Latest health news from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australian Drug Foundation 
Information about alcohol and other drugs and preventing associated harm

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare

Black Dog Institute
Information on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder

Cochrane summaries
Health information provided by 120 professionals from over 120 countries

HealthDirect
Information on a range of free health services provided on behalf of the governments of Australia

Health TalkOnline
UK based organisation providing free, reliable health information for patients, from patients

Health translations
Online directory providing translated health information for culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Lab tests online
Independent information about pathology testing

MedlinePlus
US based information on diseases, conditions and wellness issues

National Prescribing Service (NPS)
Provides access to practical tools such as medicine lists and the diabetes health tracker

Royal Childrens Hospital - factsheets
Factsheets for parents and adolescents on a variety of topics, conditions and services

Royal Women's Hospital - factsheets
A wide variety of factsheets on women's health topics, including some of which have been translated in other languages