H1N1 Flu Information

Some of our database suppliers are providing the public with free access to information on the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

Check out the “Swine Flu (H1N1) Facts” icon in the middle of this page from Gale, to find free full-text articles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library (including e-reference books that we’ve purchased, which are available via GALILEO here).  Use the drop-down menu for “I want to know…” to access the Swine Flu Portal.

For more information, please see the new alert from GALILEO below:

>>> Katie Gohn <Katie.Gohn@USG.EDU> 9/14/2009 10:52 AM >>>
Dear GALILEO Users,

As many of us begin to deal with the H1N1 pandemic within our institutions and homes, we  wanted to bring to your attention the many health-related databases and resources available to you and your users through GALILEO.  The following list provides you with the GALILEO Express Links and descriptions of these resources.  Databases that do not require a GALILEO password for home access are denoted with an *.

*         H1N1 Pandemic Flu Information (EBSCO)*: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=h1n1
This complimentary resource from EBSCO brings together information on the H1N1 Flu virus from DynaMed, Nursing Resource Center, and Patient Reference Center. The site will be continually updated and offer both evidence-based clinical information and patient education.  Patient information is offered in 17 languages.

*         Consumer Health Complete: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbch

Is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, including full text from many health reference books and encyclopedias and thousands of health reports as well as physician-generated videos and hundreds of medical images and diagrams. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children’s health, men and women’s health, and more.

*         Georgia Health Go Local*: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=golo

Is a joint project between the National Library of Medicine and Georgia academic and health institutions that links users to information about local health resources in Georgia communities. Georgia Health Go Local enables a patient or consumer anywhere in Georgia to visit the MedlinePlus<http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=imei> website for information on a health topic or condition (diabetes, for example) and then link directly to Georgia Health Go Local to locate healthcare providers or institutions, support groups, advocacy organizations, etc. in their own county or zip code.

*         CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)*: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=cdc1
The CDC’s website offers a variety of options for researching current health issues including, up-to-date information on current diseases and illnesses, vaccine information, general health information, safety, and wellness. Information is available not only for consumers, but for health care professionals as well. Access to statistical data and CDC publications is available.

*         MedlinePlus*: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=imei

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

*         Alt HealthWatch: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbah

Focuses on multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

If you have any questions about these resources, please submit a comment to GALILEO via the contact us form: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact


Katie Gohn
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
2500 Daniells Bridge Road, Bldg. 300 Athens, GA 30606
1-888-875-3697 | katie.gohn@usg.edu  | http://www.galileo.usg.edu

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