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MedlinePlus - Medical Dictionary

General Medicine & Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Skeel's Handbook of Cancer Therapy.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health, c2016.

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.

Inherited Diseases

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.

Laboratory Tests/Diagnosis

Patient's Guide to Medical Tests. (Ref 616.075 Z18) Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Diseases - Treatment
Alternative Medicine

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.

Clinical Guidelines

National Guideline Clearinghouse - Recommendations for treatment from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Clinical Trials

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. - 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

United States

2010 Census Data - The most detailed information available about the 2010 Census about a community's entire population, including cross-tabulations of age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, detailed race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups, and group quarters. - Comprehensive catalog of health-related data sets relevant to all aspects of health, for a broad array of users, supplied by a wide range of federal agencies, and available for free.

MedlinePlus Health Statistics - The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Health Statistics page provides a summary of health statistics and links to a wide vareity of health statistics resources.

CDC Data Resources - A reference list of nationally funded data systems with a relationship to environmental public health; highlights the major data systems with a national scope where public health and environmental data can be directly downloaded.

CDC FastStats - The CDC FastStats site provides quick acceess to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

Health, United States.  (Ref 362.1 H349) Publisher Hyattsville, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, annual

Vital Statistics of the United States - From the National Center for Health Statistics.  Some also available in print (Ref 317.3 N213 and Ref 317.3 N213a)


Center for Health Statistics, Office of Health Information and Research (CHIR)

State Health Stats - From Kaiser Family Foundation; compare states.


World Health Organization.  Global Health Observatory.  Data Depository.

World Health Organization - Data and Statistics.

Databases for Statistics and Data - A global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines.

Career Resources

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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.

Professional Organizations

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

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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