Health Information on the Web
Links to web resources from the National Library of Medicine that Network members may share with health professionals and the public.
For Health Professionals
Access to MEDLINE, the world's most extensive listing of medical journal articles.
Regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.
- Loansome Doc
A service that works with PubMed so you can obtain copies of medical journal articles from a health sciences library.
- NLM Databases and Electronic Resources
Online resources provided by the National Library of Medicine.
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
Helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
- Contact your Regional Medical Library for more help finding resources
For the Public
Consumer health materials and links, chosen and reviewed for quality by the National Library of Medicine .
Provides current federally approved treatment guidelines for HIV infection and AIDS-related illnesses.
- Genetics Home Reference
Information about diseases that run in families.
- Household Products Database
Contains safety information on over 4,000 common products.
Website for older adults developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine.
- Other Language Resources
Provides links to useful multilingual online health resources. Organized by specific languages.
- Tox Town
An Interactive guide to common toxic substances encountered in everyday places.
- MedlinePlus - Find a Library
A list of libraries throughout the country that provide health information services to local residents.
- Contact your Regional Medical Library for additional assistance finding reliable websites for the public.
Your health care provider is your best source of information about your personal health. The consumer who wants to find further health information has many options on the web, but check the source of the information. Non-profit organizations with a mission to share information (like the American Cancer Society) usually have good quality websites. Universities often have excellent websites. Be aware that websites which advertise products should be read with great care. For more information on evaluating websites, see the MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing.