General Health and Biology Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Primary NN/LM MAR Contact: Lydia N. Collins / Consumer Health Coordinator /

These selected free resources are good starting points for information on health and biology topics for K-12 students. Some resources are available in both English and Spanish and may include lesson plans, instructional templates, and resource lists.

  • MedlinePlus
  • PubMed
    • Suitable for Grades 11-12, as well as students in Advanced Placement courses
    • A citation index for articles from medical and life science journals, including a tutorial for site navigation guidance
    • Provides links to PubMed Central (PMC) a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at NIH/NLM
  • Visible Human Project
    • Suitable for Grades 3-12
    • A digital image library of volumetric data representing complete, normal adult male and female anatomy
    • Complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies
  • Against the Odds
    • Suitable for Grades 6-12
    • Highlights stories of communities collaborating with scientists, advocates, governments, and international organizations
    • Focus is on these collaborators taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve the quality of life around the world
  • Additional General Health and Biology resources: NN/LM MAR K-12 Professionals Resource Guide