Health and wellbeing

General resources

Gale Health and Wellness

Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.


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State Library of NSW eResources

Covers a huge range of topics including art, history, health, law, science, technology and more! You can use your Shoalhaven Libraries card to register with the State Library and gain access to a wealth of free eResources.


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Healthdirect Australia

A government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice.


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ABC Health & Wellbeing

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's award-winning online health gateway.


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MedlinePlus is an American online health information resource provided by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library.


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DrugInfo provides factual and non-judgemental information and resources on drugs and alcohol. Read fact sheets, pamphlets and articles, and find out where to get help.


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Mental Health Resources

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue has been providing support and services to people in Australia for 20 years. It is Australia's most well-known and visited mental health organisation, focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.


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Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute is a proudly independent not-for-profit medical research institute affiliated with UNSW Sydney. As the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone. It offers research into mental health and suicide prevention, as well as resources and support.


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