Health Solutions - Encyclopedias


The perfect complements to your electronic resources are the health and medical references from Gale and its imprints. Most references are available in both print and eBook formats. Choose the titles that are right for your library. Click on title for description:

The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Care GiversComing 2008

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd Edition
This update to the critically-acclaimed first edition provides in 2 volumes understandable yet detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Featuring an easy-to-use format and written in non-technical language, the Encyclopedia includes entries for all 150 disorders classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets
This two-volume set examines special diets such as a Gluten-free diet, dieting and popular diets such as the Atkins Diet, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and some effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health, presenting an overview of the topics in a standardized, balanced format.

The Complete Human Diseases and Conditions, 1st Edition
Created by a team of doctors and health education experts based at the du Pont Hospital for Children, this user-friendly, accessible reference work presents the most accurate and up-to-date information available on 280 diseases and conditions from Abscess to Zoonoses.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
The third edition of this authoritative, comprehensive, in-depth medical guide features information on more than 1,700 medical topics in language accessible to adult laypersons. Disease/disorder articles typically cover definition; description; causes and symptoms; diagnosis; treatments; prevention; and more.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
In the fully updated second edition of this award-winning title, nearly 900 alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health 
The set, which covers every major body system, is arranged into five main entry types: Diseases & Disorders; Development; Immunizations; Drugs; Procedures — with a distinct emphasis on the health issues affecting children under the age of four.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 3rd Edition — Coming 2008
Gale presents four volumes of current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject — Therapies, Conditions/Diseases, Herbs/Plants and People — the Encyclopedia identifies 150 types of alternative medicine being practiced today.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
The resource students and researchers will turn to for reliable, up-to-date and clearly written information, this title is a comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments and diagnostic procedures. The Encyclopedia includes entries covering cancers, cancer drugs, treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
This work addresses the need for current, hard-to-find facts on these emerging discoveries. The 2-vol. Encyclopedia provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders
Targeted to patients, their families and allied health students, The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia and epilepsy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery
This comprehensive title provides in-depth coverage of approximately 450 surgical procedures and related topics, such as anesthetics, medications and postoperative care. Entries for surgical procedures follow a consistent format, covering definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests — Coming 2008

Medical and Health Information Directory
This title is a comprehensive guide to organizations, agencies, institutions, services and information sources in medicine and health-related fields.

Encyclopedia of Medical Organizations and Agencies
This resource brings you instant access to public and private agencies concerned with medical information, funding, research, education, planning, advocacy, advice and service.

Sixty-nine subject chapters represent an entire range of contemporary medical fields: allergy and immunology, alternative medicine, biomedicine, chiropractic, gastroenterology, hypnosis, neurology, osteopathic medicine, reproduction and family planning, substance abuse and more.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior, 3rd Edition
More than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson cover the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction.

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
This three-volume set is written for readers at grade seven and higher and covers addictions, causes, and treatments of particular importance to adolescents. Articles on the nature of addiction and its roots include advertising, genetics, families, and personal problems.

Drugs and Controlled Substances Information for Students
This single-volume resource provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behaviors
The first edition of this Encyclopedia — published in 1995 — was a CHOICE Outstanding Reference.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances
This set provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Body by Design
How do our organs work together to keep us living and breathing? How do we keep our bodies healthy? Students looking for information on the human body will spend hours with this interesting resource. Body by Design, U·X·L®'s four color product on the body and its systems, includes entries that explain the circulatory system, digestive system, the endocrine system, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems, the special senses and much more.

Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud
This translation of Scribners' acclaimed Human Diseases and Conditions provides Spanish researchers with a detailed resource for health and medical information on 280 diseases and conditions. Presented with full-color images and written in an engaging narrative style, this new set will appeal to Spanish students and researchers at all levels.

Healthy Living
Help students develop good habits with this 3-vol. set that covers many aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Volumes include:

Vol. 1: Nutrition, Exercise, and Environmental Health
Vol. 2: Medicine and Healthcare
Vol. 3: Mental Health and Self-Esteem.

Also included are national organizations to contact; research and activity ideas; sidebars with information on surveys; studies; fitness tips; and other interesting and useful facts.

Nutrition and Well-Being A-Z
This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

World Health Databook
This book looks at health issues in 71 countries. You can understand the health of a nation by examining life expectancy, healthcare infrastructure and services. Using our unique rankings you can compare the 'healthiness' of one country relative to another.

World of Anatomy and Physiology
With more than 600 entries, this addition to Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in anatomy and physiology.

World of Microbiology and Immunology
This title in the popular World of...Series is a comprehensive, subject-specific, two-volume encyclopedic guide that covers the concepts, theories, discoveries and pioneers in microbiology and immunology for students, researchers, teachers and librarians.

UXL Complete Health Resource
If health, fitness and nutrition and basic human anatomy are part of your school's curriculum, then you need the U·X·L® Complete Health Resource. Designed and written specifically for students who are just beginning to understand the relationship between food, exercise and physical and mental well-being, this compact yet comprehensive 9-vol. set offers definitions, answers questions, and explains the consequences of healthy and unhealthy habits.

Encyclopedia of Public Health
The Encyclopedia examines topics as broad in range as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions and biographical entries.