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Especially for Health Professionals

Convenient access to quality information is a goal of the NN/LM. Many excellent resources are available on the web, such as PubMed for journal articles and MedlinePlus for patient and consumer articles. Whenever possible, health professionals should contact a network member library for expert consultation on evidence-based practice, presentations at meetings or workshops, database training, and other collaborative opportunities.

Need to Find a Library?

The Directory of NN/LM Network Members will help you find a library near you that can help you get the health information you need.

Need to Get an Article?

NN/LM PNR has suggestions of ways to get to the journal article you need.

Quick Links for Health Professionals

PubMed
Search the biomedical journal literature in MEDLINE/PubMed

MedlinePlus
A trusted source of reliable, consumer-level health information for your patients

ClinicalTrials.gov
A database of federally and privately supported clinical research drug and treatment studies

Health News
Health-related news articles from Reuters Health Information, HealthDay, and recent press announcements from major medical organizations.

Healthy People 2010
The "statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats"  with links to PubMed searches for each objective.

Info Rx Toolkit
The "Information Prescription Project," free program offered by NLM and the American College of Physicians Foundation to assist health professionals in referring patients to MedlinePlus.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
Resources for molecular biology information, tools for analyzing genome data, and tutorials for further exploration.

Toxicology and Environmental Health
NLM portal to resources covering chemicals, occupational safety and health, risk assessment and regulations, toxic releases, and more.

Other Databases and Electronic Resources at the National Library of Medicine
NLM has over seventy-five databases and other electronic resources that cover topics in health and medicine from AIDS information to the Visible Human and beyond.