Health, Medical & Wellness

Library Databases

Our databases have lots of information from trusted sources that’s typically not available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log in.

Consumer Health Complete – Health information for the general public, patients and health professionals. Includes mainstream medical information and holistic/alternative health information from popular and professional magazines, journals, reference books and reports. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, with up-to-date information on medications, natural products and vaccines available in the U.S. Video Tutorial [5 minuntes]



BC Centre for Disease Control Investigates and evaluates the occurrence of communicable diseases in BC and is the provincial reporting centre.
Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.  Each year, CMHA provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.
Health Canada Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.
HealthLinkBC Call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse, dietitian, or pharmacist.
Healthy Canadians A Government of Canada website that gives you access to reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and safety relating to many aspects of our lives.
Kids Help Phone Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people.
Kelty Mental Health Resources Centre Information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges affecting youth and young adults.
MedlinePlus Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
PLOS Medicine Public Library of Science:  Independent medical journal.
Public Health Agency of Canada The Public Health Agency of Canada aims to promote health, prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries & infectious diseases.  They also prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
PubMed Central Canada (unavailable until further notice) Provides free access to a stable and permanent online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences research publications. Unavailable until further notice.
SeniorsBC Provides BC seniors with resources for planning and living a healthy life as they age.  Seniors' families and caregivers will find great information here, too.
WebMD Excellent information on any health topic in an easy to understand format.
World Health Organization (WHO) WHO provides information, reports, and data pertaining to a variety of health topics.

Local Health & Medical Resources

Kootenay Coop: Health & Wellness Library Health and wellness articles compiled by Nelson’s Kootenay Coop.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre BC’s Information Source for Children, Youth and Families.  Includes resources for parents and caregivers, healthcare professionals, school professionals, and youth and young adults.
Licensed Natural Health Products Database Health Canada database containing information on non-prescription drugs and alternative or complementary medicines.
Men’s Health Initiative of BC A one-stop resource for men to explore important health issues and hear from a variety of experts.
Women’s Health Matters Information, news and research findings on women’s health from Women’s College Hospital.
KidsHealth KidsHealth has facts about health and provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.
 ANKORS ANKORS programs serve those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV / AIDS and/or HCV, who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere, especially due to substance use, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and/or other social barriers.
Community Health – Kootenays For everything that’s Community Health – Kootenay Boundary.

Health Resources at Our Library