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Health Information at Williams College
Williams College provides access to many licensed resources for College affiliates and members of the public who come into our Libraries. If you have any questions about accessing or using these resources, please feel free to reach out to a librarian!
Student Health and Wellness
Student Health and Wellness
Williams offers all registered students access to a full range of medical and psychological care, as well as 24/7 emergency response. There are no charges for clinic or counseling visits at the Health Center.
Health Education is an integral part of Williams College Health Services. In addition to information provided by our doctors and nurses, the health educators are available for individual consultation with students on health issues such as eating disorders and body image concerns, stress management, rape and sexual assault, harassment, and sexual health.
Health Information Databases
Health and Medicine (Gale OneFile)
Publication Dates: 1995-Present
Searches articles in general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, reference books and pamphlets.
Publication Dates: 1966-Present
Searches biomedical literature, life sciences, health, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. Links to other NCBI molecular biology resources.
Web of Science
Publication Dates: 1900-Present
Searches the scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Includes a cited reference search to find articles that have cited a work.
Publication Dates: 1840-Present
Searches scholarly literature in psychology, the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Also includes cited references searching.
The Merck Index by
Call Number: Schow Reference RS51 .M4 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
The Merck Index is the definitive reference work for scientists and professionals looking for authoritative information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. The Merck Index contains over 10,000 monographs with information relating to compounds of significance in research, commerce and environmental impact. The Merck Index is an essential reference for all scholarly and professional chemists, biochemists, pharmacists and toxicologists and of interest to students, teachers, academic libraries, academic researchers, information professionals, solicitors, journalists and government agencies.
Health Information Journals
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association by
Call Number: LSF Schow R15 .A48
JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal, and is the most widely circulated general medical journal in the world. Their key objective is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. Online access from 1990 onwards; hard copy access from 1960 available upon request.
New England Journal of Medicine by
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is the world’s leading medical journal and website. Published continuously for over 200 years, NEJM delivers high-quality, peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content to physicians, educators, and the global medical community. Their mission is to bring physicians the best research and information at the intersection of biomedical science and clinical practice and to present this information in understandable and clinically useful formats that inform health care delivery and improve patient outcomes. Online access from 1980 onward; print access from 1946.