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Consumer Health


This guide is to help you get started in finding reliable health information on the Internet.

It is best to first try and find information written for a Canadian audience, but it is not always possible. We have highlighted the Canadian content where available.

MedlinePlus (US) has excellent tips on what should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites.

Books available in the Library

Need some new techniques for relieving stress? Having trouble sleeping? Want to learn more about staying healthy during exams? We have created a list of books that might help!

The Schulich Library has a collection of consumer health books separate from its main collection. This collection is called the Wendy Patrick Health Information Collection.

You can browse the Wendy Patrick Health Collection in the catalogue. To search for a specific topic, use the "limit results" button to search within this collection. 

You can also browse the collection in its special section, on the main floor of the the Schulich Library. Below is a selection of our newest titles.

General online resources


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Jill Boruff
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering (Office located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library during Schulich closure)

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