Health & Wellness
The information on this page is NOT designed to replace the advice and care that can be obtained from a health professional and should NOT be regarded as professional advice from a qualified doctor or health professional.
Wellington City Libraries will freely provide health information to enable better communication between health professionals and their patients. However, the library will not offer advice on medical and health issues.
The library has a large number of magazines on health topics. Most of these can be found on the 1st floor of the Central Library, with a small number of titles available at branch libraries.All health magazines
We also have health magazines available online, through PressReader and RBDigitalPressReader RBDigital
Here is just a snapshot of some of the titles available:
A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.
Women's Health and Fitness Magazine
Australia's favourite women's fitness magazine delivers the best advice and breaking news in health, wellbeing, fitness and personal development, direct to you
WellBeing is the World's leading journal of natural health and living. WellBeing offers inspiration for a way of life that is authentic and soulful.
Yoga Journal is for both the beginning and advanced practitioner, and the casual and committed reader.
|Diabetes, diet therapy & recipes||641.56314|
|Diet & Nutrition||613.2|
|Exercise & Fitness||613.7|
|History of Medicine||610.9|
|Pregnancy & Childbirth||618.2|
|Sexually Transmitted Diseases||616.95|
Other Medical Conditions:
Search the catalogue for information on other medical conditions, or browse our lending and reference shelves from 610 for medical dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Our online databases & resources
You can access these databases with your library card number from any computer with an internet connection. All of our libraries offer access on free internet PCs, and staff can provide assistance.
Below you'll find just a few of our online databases that demonstrate the range of information available via these sources:
Health and Wellness Resource Center & Alternative Health Module:
This database contains information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal Remedies, and Alternative or Complementary treatments, and more.
The information comes from health encyclopedias, health dictionaries, and health journal and newspaper articles which are mostly full text.Health and Wellness
EBSCO gives access to: health articles and abstracts including Lancet, Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Harvard Health Letter (from Harvard Medical School), plus many more publications.
(If you haven't used EBSCO in the past 30 days, these links will prompt you to log in with your library card details.)Log in to EBSCO
The library allows free access to MedlinePlus from any of the free internet pcs in our libraries and at each enquiry desk. MedlinePlus is a medical database available online and run by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.Access MedlinePlus
The New Zealand Medical Journal
A database of the New Zealand Medical Journal is also available on the free Internet PCs in Science and Humanities, 1st floor, Central Library.
This is a database that can only be accessed in person at the Central Library - there is no remote access to this database, although there is free access on the New Zealand Medical Journal's website to articles older than 6 months.
Other databasesVisit mygateway.info
This page is written and maintained by library staff. The aim of this page is to keep you informed about the health resources available at the library and to highlight parts of the collection that may interest you.
Have any feedback about this page? We'd love to hear it! Please email us if you have any suggestions or other feedback about information and resources you would like to see available on this page.