Hauora me te Oranga Health & Wellness
The information on this page is NOT designed to replace the advice and care that can be obtained from a health professional and should NOT be regarded as professional advice from a qualified doctor or health professional.
Wellington City Libraries will freely provide health information to enable better communication between health professionals and their patients. However, the library will not offer advice on medical and health issues.
The library has a number of magazines on health topics. A small number of titles are available at our branch libraries.All health magazines
You'll find many popular titles -- have a browse!
|Diabetes, diet therapy & recipes||641.56314|
|Diet & Nutrition||613.2|
|Exercise & Fitness||613.7|
|History of Medicine||610.9|
|Pregnancy & Childbirth||618.2|
|Sexually Transmitted Diseases||616.95|
Other Medical Conditions:
Search the catalogue for information on other medical conditions, or browse our lending and reference shelves from 610 for medical dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Our online databases & resources
You can access these databases with your library card number from any computer with an internet connection. All of our libraries offer access on free internet PCs, and staff can provide assistance.
Below you'll find just a few of our online databases that demonstrate the range of information available via these sources:
Health and Wellness Resource Center & Alternative Health Module:
This database contains information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal Remedies, and Alternative or Complementary treatments, and more.
The information comes from health encyclopedias, health dictionaries, and health journal and newspaper articles which are mostly full text.Health and Wellness
EBSCO gives access to: health articles and abstracts including Lancet, Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Harvard Health Letter (from Harvard Medical School), plus many more publications.
(If you haven't used EBSCO in the past 30 days, these links will prompt you to log in with your library card details.)Log in to EBSCO
The library allows free access to MedlinePlus from any of the free internet pcs in our libraries and at each enquiry desk. MedlinePlus is a medical database available online and run by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.Access MedlinePlus
The New Zealand Medical Journal
There is free access to articles older than 6 months on the New Zealand Medical Journal's website.
Other databasesVisit mygateway.info
This page is written and maintained by library staff. The aim of this page is to keep you informed about the health resources available at the library and to highlight parts of the collection that may interest you.
Have any feedback about this page? We'd love to hear it! Please email us if you have any suggestions or other feedback about information and resources you would like to see available on this page.