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Nursing and Medical Online Resources


Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This information is provided as is and I make no claims about the accuracy of information on these sites. This list is provided for assisting your education only and by following links you take responsibility for your own actions.

Freely accessible database

  1. Agricola: National Agriculture Library
    This database includes information about food and nutrition.

Government websites

  1. National Cancer Institute
  2. Cancer Mortality Maps and Graphs
  3. California Department of Health Services
  4. National Center for Infectious Diseases
  5. US Department of Health and Human Services
  6. Gateway for the National Library of Medicine
    The Gateway includes links to MedlinePlus, PubMed, Toxline, and other medical resources.
  7. Healthfinder
    This is a government run website for searching for health related information.
  8. Toll Free Numbers for Health Information
    This website includes a listing of toll free numbers divided by category. The listing also includes the days and hours that people are answering the phones.

Medical websites

  1. Diseases and Conditions at the MayoClinic
    This disease information database includes symptoms, tests, and treatments about a variety of medical conditions.
  2. MerckSource
    This website is similar in content to the Mayo Clinic website. Besides health conditions it also includes a resource library and a few medical related news articles.
  3. Familydoctor.org
    This website, run by the American Academy of Family Physicians, is similar in scope to the Merck and Mayo Clinic websites, but it covers basic information that is not always included in the other websites. It also includes additional sections including diet information for various health concerns.
  4. Kaiser Permanente's Health Encyclopedia
    This encyclopedia allows you to search by keyword or browse by an alphabetical listing. The entries are divided into subsections and are intended for non-medical professionals.
  5. Kaiser Permanents's Drug Encyclopedia
    This encyclopedia is in the same format as the health encyclopedia.
  6. Allergies and Asthma
    The website is primarily intended for non-medical professionals and includes information on medication, pollen counts (although some are out of date), and health related headlines. The website also includes a list of links to other health related websites.
  7. New England Journal of Medicine
    This website provides a limited amount of free information.
  8. Noah (New York Online Access to Health
    The information is divided both by health topics and an A-Z index. Information is selected by health care professions and specialist librarians
  9. Google Scholar
    There are a limited number of articles included, but it can be helpful for finding other websites to search.
  10. American Medical Library Association's Medical Glossary
    This glossary includes definitions for some medical and health related terms.

Websites for finding additional links

  1. Internet Public Library Health Section
    The website uses quality control for choosing websites, but some of the links are dead.
  2. New York Public Library's List of Links for Health and Medicine
    The listing includes 370 links about a variety of topics including AIDS, medicines, avian flu, and medical trials. The website is updated regularly and links are evaluated by specialists.
  3. Directory of Open Access Journals
    In order to be included journals must make all content freely available, be either peer reviewed or editorial quality reviewed, and they must allow users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles.