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Health & Nutrition

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Start Your Research with Library Databases!

Library databases provide access to thousands of articles and ebooks you'll need for your research. Library databases can be accessed off campus by entering your SURF ID and password. For a complete list view our Databases by Subject listing.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center Database Logo

Alt HealthWatch Database Logo Logo for Health Reference Center Academic Database

EBSCOhost's Consumer Health Complete™ (CHC) is the single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Health & Wellness Resource Center is a carefully compiled and trusted medical reference database with articles from over 400 health/medical journals, reference volumes, over 700 health videos from Healthology, pamphlets and articles from over 2200 sources.

Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Health Reference Center Academic contains up-to-date information on a complete range of health care topics, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries

Articles & Journals

Periodicals are important sources of information in your research. Library databases include articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Need more information on popular and scholarly periodicals? Check out the link Is it a Magazine or a Journal? For a list of all periodical databases, consult the Databases by Subject page.

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EBSCOhost Database Logo

Database Logo for Culinary Arts Collection (Gale)

JSTOR provides full-text access to articles from over 1400 scholarly journals in a diverse array of arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines.  EBSCOhost provides access to several periodical databases. Academic Search Premier contains full text articles from mostly academic/scholarly journals. Masterfile Premier provides more general and popular periodicals.

Culinary Arts Collection (Gale)  is a comprehensive periodical collection supporting cooking and nutrition.

Books & eBooks

The MiraCosta College Library owns copies of over 200,000 books and ebooks! To locate books in print and ebooks, use the Library Catalog . If you wish to access the ebooks from off-campus, you will need to enter your SURF ID and password. Try the Databases by Subject list for additional reference, periodical, and ebook databases.
Picture of book cover "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" Picture of book cover for "Sleep and Learning: The Magic that Makes Us Healthy and Smart" Picture of book cover for "Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine" Picture of the book cover for "Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide to All the Healing Benefits of Exercise (Even a Little!) Picture of the book cover for "Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source, with more than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You"

Try Library Reference & eBooks Databases

Reference & eBook databases provide background information and in-depth research on many research topics.  Popular databases include: Gale Virtual Reference Library; Oxford Reference Online; EBSCO eBooks; Britannica Online, and Springer eBooks.
Picture of the book cover for "The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition" Picture of the cover for "American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness : What You Need to Know about Preventing Illness, Staying Healthy, and Living Longer" Picture of the book cover for "The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine" Picture of book cover for "Health and Wellness"

Multimedia Sources

The MiraCosta College subscribes to several streaming video databases containing documentaries and educational videos. If accessing streaming databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your SURF ID and password.
Films on Demand Digital Educational Video Database Logo Academic Video Online Database Logo INTELECOM Database Logo
Films On Demand provides streaming educational videos on subject areas including Archival Films & Newsreels, Social Sciences, Business, Science, Health & Medicine and more.   The Allied Health Collection is a module of the Films on Demand streaming video database that focuses on health. Academic Video Online  is a multidisciplinary collection of streaming video with approximately 17,000 full-length videos in 22 disciplines.  Intelecom is a searchable video clip database covering a wide variety of disciplines. Topic-specific clips average 3 to 5 minutes in length and are closed-captioned.


Web Resources