DB Tuesday: Gale Health & Wellness

Published on: October 27, 2020

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Welcome to our new weekly series, Database Tuesday! We’ll take a test-drive through a different database each week. This week we’re exploring Gale’s “Health and Wellness” database, a very timely resource!

Browse subjects easily (including coronavirus resources) or search for specific resources. You’ll find videos, news articles, academic journal articles, reference resources, and more! Content covers everything from specific diseases to testing to treatments and surgeries, and runs from 1984 to the present.  

Here’s just a sample of the topics you can research: 

  • Aging 
  • Medical marijuana 
  • Coronavirus
  • Food allergies 
  • Cancer 
  • Hypertension 
  • Tai chi 

Tips for searching: 

  • Start typing a keyword in the basic search box to get suggestions on existing topic pages and subject headings. 
  • Use advanced search to combine search terms. For example, if you wanted to see research on the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating back pain, you could search each keyword in advanced search, using the “AND” combiner.  
  • Click on ‘Browse Topics’ to scroll through available topic pages. 

Here’s what it looks like in action, running a basic journal article search:

Let us know how this database works for you! Email library@dctc.edu with feedback and questions.  


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