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Guide to Internet Discovery Tools

for Health Professionals, Librarians, and Consumers

Guides to Health Resources

MedlinePlus
NLM's guide to consumer health information on the Web. También en Español!
http://medlineplus.gov/

healthfinder™
U.S. government's links to dependable consumer health information. También en Español!
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

PubMed
NLM's free search service features millions of MEDLINE citations, with links to participating on-line journals.
http://pubmed.gov/

Biosciences Index
Part of the WWW Virtual Library, a catalog using Library of Congress classification.
http://www.vlib.org/Biosciences.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A resource containing a multitude of health topics including health statistics and issues relevant to the public.
http://www.cdc.gov/

Medical Matrix
A physician peer-reviewed list. Good links to MEDLINE, CME, online publications. Useful topical and specialty categorizations. Registration required.
http://www.medmatrix.org/index.asp

Wikipedia
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

World Health Organization (WHO)
A global resource dealing with health issues on an international scale.
http://www.who.int/

Whole Web Search Tools

Ask
Easy-to-use Web searcher.
http://www.ask.com/

Bing
Easy-to-use Web searcher.
http://www.bing.com/

Dogpile
Simultaneously searches several other search engines.
http://www.dogpile.com/

Duck Duck Go
Anonymous search service
https://duckduckgo.com/

Google
Easy-to-use Web searcher.
http://www.google.com/

HotBot
Easy-to-use search of the Web and Usenet.
http://www.hotbot.com/

IXQuick
Privacy-oriented search service
https://ixquick.com/

Librarian's Index to the Internet
An annotated subject directory evaluated by librarians.
http://lii.org/search/

Lycos
Subject guides plus a search tool.
http://www.lycos.com/

search.com
Simultaneously searches several other search engines (formerly known as SavvySearch and CNET Metasearch).
http://www.search.com/

WebCrawler
A simple search engine.
http://webcrawler.com/

Yahoo
Easy-to-use Web searcher.
http://www.yahoo.com/

Internet Discussion Finders

Google Groups
Search Usenet newsgroup postings (see also Advanced Groups Search)
http://groups.google.com/

L-Soft CataList
Search for mailing lists that are based on LISTSERV software.
http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html

Topica
A directory of health & fitness e-mail discussion lists.
http://lists.topica.com/channels/health

Database revised: January 2, 2014.