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TRC: Health and Medical

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Health and Medical Links


  • Medical information is one of those topics that changes rapidly and often.
  • Curriculum support for health research
  • Personal research for students and faculty
  • Provide resources appropriate to the level of the students
  • Provide access to all formats about the information
  • Provide up-to-date and accurate resources
  • Teach how to find & use the appropriate resources
  • Respect confidentiality


ALA Guidelines for medical, legal, business references:


Guidelines, terminology, source formats, addressing the needs of non-specialist and specialists.


Medline plus:


Database for medical research.  National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine full text and supplemental information, illustrated medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, interactive tutorials, and the most current health news.


CAPHIS: Consumer & Patient Health Information Section:


Web sites you can trust (top 100):



Healthfinder: US Department of Health & Human Services:


Provides links to reliable health information.


MEL: Michigan eLibrary:


Databases for health and all forms of  research inquiry.


National Network of Libraries of Medicine:


Access to health information: databases, clearinghouse, network resources.


Consumer Health for Kids and Teens:


Annotated network for health links: Oral health, Smoking & Tobacco, Children with Diabetes, Burns, etc.

KidsHealth for Kids:  http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/index.jsp

TeensHealth: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/   (Grades 7-9)

TeensHealth: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/  (Grades 10-12)


NOAH: New York Online Access to Health:


Provides links to quality health information specifically written for consumers (includes Spanish).


OHSU: Consumer Health Resources:


Great network of links for all ages (includes Spanish and low level reading links)




Using the pathfinder, how it works, authority, retrieving information. http://nnlm.gov/archive/healthinfoquest/pathfinders/

Stand alone pathfinder, teaching the skills and terminology for searching the Medical database.



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