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Definitions of Medical Terms
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. (Ref 610.3 T113) Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1997.
MedlinePlus - Medical Dictionary
General Medicine & Diseases
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. (Ref 616 H248a) 16th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. (Ref 616.075 M537) 19th ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck, 2011.
Merck Manual - "Full text online version of the Merck Manual Home Edition, describes diseases and treatments."
National Institutes of Health - General information on the programs and grants offered; and links to the 24 institutes of health. Examples are the National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Human Genome Research Institute.
World Health Organization - Health Topics
HealthFinder - Consumer health information on a variety of topics.
Mayo Clinic - "Access to the experience and knowledge of the physicians of the Mayo Clinic."
Diseases — History
Cambridge World History of Human Disease. New York: Cambridge, 2008. Etiology, epidemiology, distribution and incidence, clinical manifestations and pathology, history and geography.
Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. (Ref 616.39 Scr39) 7th ed. 3 vols. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995. Definition, biochemistry, treatment, pathogenesis, diagnosis and screening. Online updated version.
Occupational and Environmental Diseases
CDC-Environmental Health. CDC's compilation of information about Environmental Diseases.
ATSDR Toxic Substances Portal. From the CDC Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Patient's Guide to Medical Tests. (Ref 616.075 Z18) Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Diseases - Treatment
Complementary and Alternative Therapies - from Medline.
Mosby's complementary & alternative medicine : a research-based approach. (Ref615.5 F877a). St Louis: Mosby, 2009.
PDR for nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements, and herbs. (Ref 615.1 P569r) Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics, 2009.
National Guideline Clearinghouse - Recommendations for treatment from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Clinical Trials - "information on more than 4,000 federal and private medical studies.."
Prescription Drug Information
Drug Information - from National Library of Medicine. Over-the-counter, prescription drugs, herbs and natural remedies. Sources are American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Natural Standard.
Physicians' Desk Reference: PDR. (Ref 615.1 P569) Oradell, NJ: Medical Economics. Annual.
Martindale : the complete drug reference. 2 vols. (Ref 615.1 M366) London ; Chicago : Pharmaceutical Press, 2007.
Drugs@FDA - Browse by an alphabetical index, or use the keyword search engine.
MayoClinic.com - USPDI (U.S. Pharmacopia Dispensing Information) from Mayo Clinic. Requires Flash plug-in to enter the site. Search by drug name.
MedWatch - Adverse effects and warnings organized by date and subject. Searchable. From the FDA.
PDR guide to drug interactions, side effects and indications. (Ref 615.1 P569c) Montvale, NJ : Medical Economics, 2010.
Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. (Ref 615.1 H191) 16th ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmaceutical Association, 2009.
Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals. (Ref 615.1 M537) 15th ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck, 2013
Health Management and Policy
Kaiser Family Foundation. Non-Profit foundation's clearinghouse for health policy information.
Health care systems around the world : a comparative guide. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2013
Debates on U.S. health care. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2012.
Healthcare reform in America : a reference handbook. (online) Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2015
Encyclopedia of health and behavior. 2 vols. (Ref 610.3 An24) Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage, c2004
The Oxford handbook of bioethics (Ref 174.2 St34). Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
Encyclopedia of health care management. (Ref 362.1068 St14) Thousand Oaks [Calif.] : Sage Publications, c2004
Search updated career and jobs information.
AJN career guide for .. (Careers, 2nd floor 610.69 Am35a 2008) New York, N.Y. : American Journal of Nursing Co., annual
Best ... medical schools. (Ref 610.711 P935a). New York : Random House, 2005.
Expert resumes for health care careers. (Careers: 2nd Floor 331.128 En27ha) Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2010.
Exploring health care careers. (Careers: 2nd Floor 610.69 Ex74 )New York : Ferguson, c2006.
Health care careers directory. (Careers: 2nd Floor 610.71 Am35a) Chicago, IL : American Medical Association, annual
MCAT success (Ref 610.76 P442). Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson's, 2005
MCAT comprehensive review (Ref 610.76 R746) New York, NY : Kaplan Educational Centers : Simon & Schuster, 2005
Medical school admission requirements, United States and Canada (Ref 610.71 As78). Washington, D. C., Association of American Medical Colleges, Annual.
Physical therapy professional foundations: keys to success in school and career. (Careers: 2nd Floor 615.82 C944)
Thorofare, NJ : Slack, 2002.
Planning your career in alternative medicine : a guide to degree and certificate programs in alternative health care. (Careers: 2nd Floor 615.5 L995a) New York : Avery, 2000
Veterinary medical school admission requirements. (Ref 610.71 As782) Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
AMA - American Medical Association
ANA - American Nurses Association
ADA - American Dental Association
AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association
APTA - American Physical Therapy Association
AOA - American Osteopathic Association
ACA - American Chiropractic Association
Statistics Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Center for Health Statistics, Office of Health Information and Research - Statistical reports on health for California.
State Health Stats - From Kaiser Family Foundation; compare states.
National Center for Health Statistics - Tabs on the right link to Aging, Births, Deaths, Disease, Health Insurance, Physical Activities
CDC FASTSTATS - Centers for Disease Control's statistical summaries on topics of public health importance
Health, United States. (Ref 362.1 H349) Publisher Hyattsville, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, annual
World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory. Data Depository.
World Health Organization - Data and Statistics.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. (APA) (Ref 150.149 Am35b) Washington DC: APA, 2010. For tips, consult the APA Style Blog. The Library's summary is: APA Style Guide
Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. (Ref 808.0665 C832) Reston, VA: Council of Science Editors in cooperation with the Rockefeller University Press, 2006. Details the several methods of citation used for biological and other sciences.
AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors. (American Medical Association). (Ref 808.0666 Am35) Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers 2nd ed. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007
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