Library Resources on Infectious Diseases: Past and Present

Did you miss last week's Common Hour presentation on the Novel Coronavirus? Do you want to learn more about how to stay healthy or how the disease is evolving? Or perhaps you are interested in learning about current, or historical, treatments for Influenza? 

Are you looking for more information on the new coronavirus or perhaps influenza? Our library has several medical and health databases available if you are looking for reliable information. 

  • PubMed
    PubMed is a free resource with more than 22 million citations of biomedical and life science literature with aims to improve health globally and personally. 

  • Health Source : Consumer Edition
    A rich collection of consumer health information providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. It provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

  • Consumer Health Complete
    A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This collection provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Updated on a weekly basis.

Or are you interested in the history of medicine? In our collection, you will find Medical Services and Warfare which tells the story of medical advances during warfare from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the influenza epidemic in 1918 and the discovery of penicillin in 1927. Or Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 which documents the history of popular remedies and treatments in nineteenth century America.

Find resources on health, exercise, stress relief, and more in our guide on Healthy Living.

For the most up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus or Influenza B, please see the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, or Knox County Health Department

As always, if you are not feeling well, contact the Kenyon’s Cox Health and Counseling Center