What is a database?
Databases are online versions of print encyclopedias and other
reference books which the library pays for just like buying
They do not count as “Internet” resources because they provide
the same information as reference books - they are just in an
“electronic” format for easier access.
How to log in:
Click on the
database name to begin.
If you are at home or school, you need to log-in with your Mesa
library card number and PIN to use them. If you do not know your
PIN, you will have to come in to the library to choose one.
Write down the name of the database you want to use before you
log-in from home or school, because we have a long list of
Full text peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, pamphlets,
booklets, and book excerpts covering holistic, naturopathic and
alternative approaches to wellness and health care.
Consumer Health Complete A full text database covering all
areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to many
Health Source - Consumer Edition
Includes health and medical journals and pamphlets,
Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, 5,100 Clinical
Reference Systems reports, and 1,300 generic drug patient
education sheets, as well as articles from over 130 health
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health
questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information
from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other
government agencies and health-related organizations.
Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and
give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also
has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical
encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health
GirlsHealth.gov Great health
site covering all aspects of girls health.
Acne Resource Center
The Acne Center provides completely free information on
everything about acne. Explore over 60 articles and tips on acne
from treatments to the latest research.
Click on Parents & Kids to get to specialized health info for
teens. Includes a wide variety of medical and health topics.
Food Handlers' Card Food service worker licenses are
required for any person who handles, prepares, serves, sells or
gives away food. Testing booklet available here in English and
Spanish as well as the testing schedule (look at left-hand side
Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice! is a health question and answer site on the
Internet sponsored by the Columbia University Health Education
Program. Ask questions about relationships, emotional heath,
fitness, sexuality and much more!
A site that thinks BIG with information on everything from
braces, hot teen health topics, disabilities, finding your ideal
caloric consumption, zits, sex and advice.
Teen Growth The teen
resource for advice, health information, social interaction and
Planned Parenthood offers answers to teens' frequently asked
questions about sexuality and reproductive health.
Worth the Wait Promotes
abstinence. Includes information for teens and parents.