A.D.A.M. Health Resources for Libraries Academic Edition combines four authoritative databases providing a single access point for easy and convenient online admittance. Continually updated to include the most current medical information, Health Resources for Libraries provides detailed information for your professors and students in one central location.

This vast library of resources contains:

Illustrated Medical Encyclopedia

Written for the average consumer, the Illustrated Medical Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for your library patron’s research. This comprehensive A-Z reference of 3,900 journal articles delivers medical topics complete with full color illustrations covering diseases, conditions, symptoms, tests, surgeries, medical procedures and treatments. Over 4,000 award winning illustrations highlight step-by-step descriptions of common treatments, warnings, tests, results and prevention providing an unsurpassed reference tool.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Provide a resource that takes your patrons beyond traditional medicine with the authoritative reference on complementary and alternative medicine. The only resource that provides both traditional and alternative treatments by condition combined with proven scientific evidence.

Covered in this valuable resource:

  • Condition - over 170 conditions and diseases
  • Herbs and Supplements - a full analysis of over 120 of the most commonly recommended herbs and supplements
  • Drugs - more than 650 summaries of prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • Depletions - invaluable warnings organized by drug category
  • Treatment Options - alternative and traditional tratment options
  • Interactions and Warnings - information on interactions and possible side effects


Well-Connected In-Depth Reports are designed to provide your library patrons with a more thorough and comprehensive understanding of complex information than ordinary medical reference books or online resources. The online library includes 100 illustrated, detailed, in-depth reports on key health conditions pertaining to heart, lung, gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, infectious diseases, psychiatric and neurological problems, women’s health and more. Reports are written by top medical journalists and reviewed by an expert physician board that includes faculty at the Harvard Medical School. Quarterly reviews ensure reports are kept up-to-date with the latest medical breakthroughs and technologies for online viewing or in an easily printable format.

A.D.A.M. Image Database

Provide your students and professors with one of the world’s largest libraries of medical illustrations with over 31,000 detailed and medical accurate images. Perfect for student review or professor lecture presentations. Clinical illustrations help students learn about disease states, injuries, first aid, surgical procedures, cellular components and more. All visual content, including images and supporting text, are created by professional medical illustrators and reviewed by physicians and/or anatomical PhD’s for medical accuracy.

Within the database:

  • Browse alphabetically to see the full range of medically-accurate images
  • Find images by key words or medical terms in English or Spanish
  • Select your images with or without labels

There are no hassles with software requirements of license codes. Access these incredible resources anytime with site license access or simple username and password control.

System Requirements

Windows 7, Windows XP SP2 Home/Pro
Browser: IE6.0, IE7.0, IE8, Firefox 2.0
Flash Player 10
Intel Pentium IV processor
Recommmended System requirements
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHZ processor
1 GB of RAM, Graphics card with 256 MB dedicated RAM
Windows 7, Windows XP SP2 Home/Pro
Browser: IE7.0, IE8, Firefox 2.0+
Flash Player 10
Intel Pentium IV processor
Graphics card with 256 MB dedicated RAM
Recommended System Requirements
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHZ processor
Windows 7, Windows XP SP2 Home/Pro
Browser: Safari 3.0+, Firefox 2.0+
Flash Player 10
PowerPC G3/G4/G5 processor, 256 MB RAM
Recommmended System requirements
PowerPC G3/G4/G5 processor, 256 MB RAM

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A.D.A.M. Education has been providing librarians innovative and exciting medical education resources for over 15 years. We understand the importance of disseminating accurate, proven and trusted content, and offer visually rich, in-depth tools to help engage and teach your patrons

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