The Metropolitan Library System provides access to a wide variety of health and wellness information and resources. Whether you prefer exploring our physical and digital collections, attending health and wellness programs, or need to connect with outside trustworthy organizations and sites, we are dedicated to help you find what you need to make informed decisions about your health and wellness.
Resources provided by Kassy, Librarian at Northwest Library and Sheldon, Librarian in Special Collections
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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
Let’s get stronger, together! Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.
The library is not liable for injuries to people, damage to their property or loss of property belonging to individuals or groups, using the meeting rooms.
A to Z Food America
This resource contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes - including food culture articles - as well as historical and reference articles including an ingredients section. This is the largest food database of its kind focused solely on diverse American cuisine.
A to Z World Food
This resource contains 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making this the largest food database of its kind.
Consumer Health Complete
Designed to support the information needs of patients, Consumer Health Complete provides access to easily understandable health and medical information. You can search and browse medical encyclopedias, reference books, fact sheets and pamphlets, magazine articles, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides the full text of many consumer health magazines (including Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and others), health-related pamphlets and health reference books. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, preclinical sciences, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
Health Materials in Our Catalog
If you need more specific health and wellness topics, please see a librarian.
Digital Magazines on Libby
Our digital magazine collection available in the Libby app contains thousands of current and back issues of your favorite magazines like Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, Food Network Magazine, Kiplinger's, National Geographic, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Wired and much more. Issues are always available to check out and do not count against eBook and Audiobook checkout limits in Libby. New to using Libby? Learn more and download the app here.