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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Statistics on public health worldwide, information on epidemics and health threats, immunization guidelines; travel alerts; workplace safety.
Community Information Database SCPL's comprehensive database of human service resources, nonprofit, and community organizations serving Santa Cruz County.
County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency Environmental health, public health, medical care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health programs for county residents.
Covered California Health insurance marketplace for California. Links to local enrollment counselors.
DataShare Santa Cruz County DataShare Santa Cruz County is an interactive data platform with local, state, and national data that allows you to explore and understand information about our community.
EWG Tap Water Database The Environmental Working Group Tap Water Database is currently the only free online consumer resource that analyzes tap water quality purely with respect to human health. Users can search by zip code to find their water utility, see the detected contaminants in their water, and learn how the levels of contaminants in their water compare to state and national averages and health guidelines.
Explora A multidisciplinary database of articles providing full text of thousands of general reference publications covering virtually every subject area of general interest.
FamilyDoctor.org From the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Scientifically accurate information from a family medicine perspective in language designed for patients and family members. Printable fact sheets in English and Spanish.
Kanopy Streaming Video Kanopy provides access to one of the most unique collections of films in the world – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable. Users can view 8 films per month with their account. Mobile apps and a Roku channel are available.
Medical Board of California Information about California-licensed physicians. Links to the State Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses midwives, acupuncturists, opticians, and other allied health professions.
MEDLINE PubMed Citations and abstracts from MEDLINE, the world's largest database of clinical medical literature. Links to full-text articles.
MedlinePlus From the National Library of Medicine. Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness. In English and Spanish
Merck Manuals The Merck Manuals are some of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers, offering information on medical topics, symptoms, emergencies, and drug information.
National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health Scientific evidence on the effectiveness of alternative and holistic therapies.
PlaneTree Health Library Consumer health collection; supports individualized help with research questions.
Salud para la gente The clinics of SPLG have been the main source of low-cost, high quality healthcare in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties for almost 40 years. We serve everyone who walks through our doors--whether or not they have insurance and whether or not they are able to pay.
Santa Cruz Communiy Health Centers Santa Cruz Community Health Centers is a leading nonprofit provider of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health services in English and Spanish.
Santa Cruz County Statistics Links to a full range of demographic, economic, health, and other statistics for Santa Cruz County. Created and maintained by SCPL Librarians.
Science.gov Authoritative science information.
SIRS Discoverer Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
SIRS Issues Researcher Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)
VetNow Get personalized assistance from a VA navigator to discover eligible benefits. Find resources for veterans in education, employment, housing, and healthcare.