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Health Sciences Library

Consumer Health


Welcome to the Consumer Health Library Guide!


This guide provides resources for finding plain language health information. This type of information is called consumer health information.


  • Patients, their families and supporters will find information about personal health, medicines, and medical treatments.
  • Clinicians will find patient education that meets health literacy standards.
  • Students will find credible research for presentations and speeches, reports, and papers in non-health sciences classes.

Off-Campus Sign-In

If you are off-campus, click the link below to log in to the Library and access the various electronic resources remotely.