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Resources you have access to with your library card. Also included in this list are a number of freely available websites that can be accessed without a library card login. You can filter these by toggling the buttons below.

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Consumer Health

Health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine, including a number of full text health magazines

Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center

Consumer health resource providing authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices

Health and Disability Commissioner

The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights confers a number of rights on all consumers of health and disability services in New Zealand and places corresponding obligations on doctors and other providers of those services. Also provides a summary of your rights is available in several languages

Medsafe Consumer Information

Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, and is a business unit of the Ministry of Health. This website includes consumer medicine information containing advice such as what the medicine is used for, how it should be taken, and what side effects can occur, but please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking any medicines

Ministry of Health

The New Zealand Ministry of Health website has a Your Health section with fact sheets about a number of conditions and treatments in New Zealand, as well as a useful Statistics by Topic section

NZORD, the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders

This website includes a comprehensive listing of support groups for patients and families affected by rare and common disorders, as well as providing guides to medical and scientific research available on the internet

ProQuest Research Library

Access to a wide range of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers on popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 6,600 titles - over 5,000 in full text - from 1971 forward.