At the Library

Use the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue to find books on your topic. Check out a few staff recommendations:

Meditation for the fidgety skeptics: a 10% happier how-to book Bliss more: how to succeed in meditation without really trying Box of butterflies: discovering the unexpected blessings all around us Anxiety happens: 52 ways to find peace of mind The kindness cure: how the science of compassion can heal your heart and your world

Pedometers and Walking Poles 

In partnership with CK Trails Connect, CKPL is launching its Pedometer Lending Program with new pedometers available at all 11 library locations, available to borrow for free with your library card. Pedometer packages include a tracking sheet to count your steps and a Chatham-Kent Trail Map to inspire your walking pleasure!

Borrow a pedometer for yourself, or request a Pedometer Kit (which includes 10 pedometers) and challenge your family, friends or coworkers to find out who can take the most steps! 20 pairs of walking poles are also available to borrow for an even greater workout!

Click here to place your holds on a pedometer or pedometer kit and here to reserve a pair of walking poles. See you on the trails!

Online Resources

Online resources include electronic databases, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and journal articles. For more information, visit the Online Databases page.

 Alt HealthWatch

Alternative and Holistic Health Database
This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals, reports and proceedings, as well as association and consumer newsletters dating back to 1990.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete
Designed to support the information needs of patients, this full-text database covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Includes topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, and men's and women's health.

Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's Medical Guide (*use 0 plus your library card number to login)
An authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias and popular self- help guides.

Merck Manuals

Merck Manual
Online version of the trusted and widely used Merck Manual. Explains disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and prognosis in everyday language.

In My Community

Chatham-Kent Community Care Access
Chatham-Kent Mental Health Network
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute
Chatham-Kent Public Health


Merck Manual
Medline Plus 
Dietitians of Canada 
Diabetes Canada

Government Resources

Health Canada Online
Public Health Agency of Canada
Healthy Ontario
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care