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Resource Highlight: Consumer Health Complete

Thursday, August 11, 2022

You may have noticed Consumer Health Complete’s interface update last month. If you haven't checked it out yet, take a look! Consumer Health Complete is a full text database of consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine. This database is powered by EBSCOhost and offers over 480 full-text magazines and journals, 640 full-text health reference books, e-books, and encyclopedias, as well as consumer health pamphlets and leaflets from the CDC, FDA, NIH and others.

The updates to the interface include:

Screenshot of Consumer Health Complete Home page
Consumer Health Complete Home page
  • Simple search, including ability to filter results by source type, subject, publication date and publication name
  • Ability to browse trending topics within popular health categories, including:
    • Aging
    • Children, Youth & Families
    • Diseases
    • Environmental & Public Health
    • Nutrition and Exercise
    • Pregnancy & Childbirth
    • Substance Abuse
  • Ability to browse evidence-based health reports, drug information, natural and alternative treatments, and medical images and diagrams
  • Quick Find feature that provides easy access to an A-to-Z list of health reports on common diseases, conditions and injuries
Screenshot of Consumer Health Complete's Quick Find
Quick Find feature in Consumer Health Complete
  • Ability to save articles to Google Drive or password-protected personal folders
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers, auditory learners and those developing English-language proficiency
  • Full-text translation in more than 30 languages for HTML articles
  • Option to export citations to RefWorks, NoodleTools, EasyBib and other bibliographic management platforms
  • Ability to view, save, print and email citations in many different formats

Updates to content include:

Screenshot of Magill's Medical Guide in Consumer Health Complete
Magill's Medical Guide in Consumer Health Complete
  • An updated collection of nearly 340 health reference e-books and encyclopedias, including the McGill Medical Guide and reference books on diabetes, infectious diseases and medical conditions
  • 300 updated animations with transcripts, metadata and subjects
  • Hundreds of updated pamphlets
  • 70 updated health reports

Want to promote this resource to your library users?

EBSCO has a social media kit on their promotional materials page. Take a look at social media posting ideas to promote Consumer Health Complete throughout the year!

Want to add this resource to your website?

The direct link to Consumer Health Complete to add to your library’s website is and either logo can be used:

Consumer Health Complete logoConsumer Health Complete logo