(Only available to international schools in Europe) Reliable, detailed information on today’s most important health topics

Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors.

The up-to-date information comes from hundreds of authoritative sources, information researchers can trust. Thirty-five Topic Centers, including a Teen Health Topic Center with relatable, reliable material for teens, highlight specially selected content to help users find a starting point for their studies.

This important resource helps improve analytical and decision-making skills, addresses social pressures and influences, and provides functional health knowledge that encourages students to practice health behaviours.

Discounts Available: Health Reference Center is an Infobase Database, discounts are available when subscribing to multiple databases at the same time (not including e-books or video streaming collections). See all other databases here.

(Only available to International Schools in Europe)


  • Thirty-five Topic Centers covering teen’s health, women’s health, men’s health, children’s health, and senior health), specific types of diseases and disorders (including autism spectrum disorders, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and more)
  • Hundreds of thousands of articles from acclaimed, high-level sources, including thousands of scholarly journal articles from PubMed Central and reference articles from MedlinePlus covering more than 950 diseases and conditions
  • “Today’s Health” section featuring a new health news video five days a week from HealthDay TV
  • More than 5,000 informational video clips and more than 2,500 searchable colour illustrations, many organized into convenient collections
  • In-depth overview articles, giving extensive background on relevant topics
  • Tips for students on topics including citing sources, evaluating online sources, research topics, avoiding plagiarism, and writing research papers

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Access options

Access is available via IP Authentication, Referring URL, Shibboleth, Username and Password, and Single Sign-On with Google.

To find out more about how the different access options work please see our General Access Information.

Usage statistics

Usage statistics and MARC records are available in the admin portal

Promotional materials and downloads

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