Health & Medicine
- Indexes and Full-Text Article Databases
- Information & Clearinghouses
- Journals & Publications
- Medical & Healthcare Mega-Sites
- Associations & Organizations
- Consumer Health Web Sites
- Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Directories & Manuals
- BioMed Central
"BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. All the original research articles in journals published by BioMed Central are immediately and permanently available online without charge or any other barriers to access. This commitment is based on the view that open access to research is central to rapid and efficient progress in science and that subscription-based access to research is hindering rather than helping scientific communication."
"Provides an easy way to search the 11 million references and abstracts in the MEDLINE database. Use PubMed's retrieval engine to link to over 700 journals for full text of articles (some publishers may require a subscription) and provide pre-computed sets of relevant MEDLINE articles. Offers NLM's Medical Subject Headings for searching and uses Loansome Doc for document delivery services (there may be local charges)."
- The National Academies
"Advisors to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine." Includes National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.
- National Guideline Clearinghouse: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans.
- National Library of Medicine
Includes MEDLINE and other NLM databases also online medical dictionaries and other publications, medical news sites, and directories of hospitals, doctors, clearinghouses, and organizations.
- Center for Disease Control
This search page retrieves health and disease data from the Center for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics.
- National Institutes of Health
"...serves as the principal Web site and home page for the National Institutes of Health. The site was established in 1993 and has grown to serve as an important resource in helping NIH accomplish its mission." Includes:
- Department of Global Health Elearning
From the University of Washington: "drawing on the experience of specialists in instructional design, e-learning, web technologies, and program development, we develop, implement, and assess e-learning programs aimed at building health care workforce and institutional capacity such as health training institutes and universities."
- Beyond Discovery: The Path from Research to Human Benefit
"Published four to six times per year by the National Academy of Sciences. Each issue of Beyond Discovery is based on first-person accounts from scientists involved in important technological and medical advances, revealing the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted."
- HighWire Press (Stanford University)
"HighWire Press at Stanford University develops and maintains the Web versions of important journals in biomedicine and other disciplines. As of 9/16/00, we are assisting in the online publication of 172,789 free full-text articles and 748,449 total articles."
- Issues in Science and Technology
"The quarterly policy journal published by the Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society at the University of Texas at Dallas in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences. Issues features articles that analyze current topics in science, technology, and health policy and recommend actions by government, industry, academia, and individuals to solve pressing problems.
- Journal of the American Medical Association
Limited access to archives, free-access to select new articles. Most JAMA articles may be accessed through the LSC-University Center Partner University Libraries' databases.
- National Center for Health Statistics - Publications and Information Products
Includes Conference Proceedings, Published Reports, Working Papers and Journal Articles.
- Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
"A peer-reviewed electronic journal providing a free forum for discussion of issues in nursing." Published by Kent State University College of Nursing.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
"A multidisciplinary journal that covers the physical, biological and social sciences. Published bi-weekly, Proceedings disseminates the work done by leading researchers and reaches more than 25,000 readers worldwide. Proceedings is ranked as the second most-cited scientific serial in the world by the Institute for Scientific Information. Browse abstracts from the latest scientific research papers, or view full articles from selected back issues for free in the online edition. Subscriptions also are available."
"Extensive resources for anyone in the nursing profession: a calendar of professional events, lots of links to related resources, information about US, CA and UK Nursing Boards, nursing education and employment, medical specialties, medical resources (including medical search tools), medical software downloads and reviews, a discussion board, and a free electronic newsletter, Nurse-zine, available either by e-mail or on the Web site. Searchable."
A commercial collection of website links from the United Kingdom which proclaims itself: "your gateway to the world of nursing".
"Good selection of articles from AJN, American Journal of Nursing as well as a dozen others, including MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. Full contents of the AJN Career Guide in the Career Center.
- Texas Medical Center
"Think of this site as a doorway that opens to a virtual med-tropolis. From this page you can visit the Texas Medical Center's more than 40 member institutions, including two medical schools, four schools of nursing, 13 renowned hospitals and two specialty institutions."
- Virtual Hospital
"The Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. The goal of the Virtual Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients. The Virtual Hospital digital library contains hundreds of books and brochures for health care providers and patients."
- Virtual Nursing Center
This extensive web site provides links to many different nursing related references. The topics covered include nursing schools, courses and education resources, graduate and undergraduate health science related courses, the reference desk, time and weather, what's new, browse, and search. There are also links to other virtual centers including medical, pharmacy, veterinary, dental, public health, allied health and nutrition virtual centers.
"This site is directed by a team of Mayo physicians, scientists, writers and educators. We update Mayo Clinic Health Oasis each weekday to bring you the most relevant health information."
"Since 1996, our network of U.S. board-certified physician writers and scientists have provided relevant, easy-to-read, in-depth medical information for consumers via our robust, user-friendly, interactive web site. We are working very hard to continue offering the very best doctor-produced health information on the internet."
Another excellent online health information site with several separate areas of focus.
- American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN)
"The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) is a professional organization open to everyone interested in the history of nursing. Originally founded in 1978 as a historical methodology group, the association was briefly named the International History of Nursing Society. The purpose of the Association shall be to foster the importance of history as relevant to understanding the past, defining the present, and influencing the future of nursing."
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
"AACN is dedicated to creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families where critical care nurses make their optimal contribution."
- American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)
"Founded in 1968, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is a national organization of 3,400 registered nurses and other health care professionals dedicated to improving the care of the neuroscience patient and to furthering the interests of health professionals in the neurosciences."
- American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
"Established in the late 1800's as the first clinical nursing specialty, nurse anesthesia developed in response to the growing need surgeons had for anesthetists. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), have played significant roles in developing the practice of anesthesia. Today, more than 27,000 CRNAs provide cost-effective, quality patient care that is essential to America's health care system."
- American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
"With roots dating to 1929, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the oldest women's health care organization in the U.S. ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress." Includes ACNM Calendar; ACNM Bookstore, CNM Survival in Managed Care, and Employment Opportunities.
- American Medical Association
"Physicians dedicated to the health of America."
- American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group
"To promote the advancement of nursing informatics within the larger multidisciplinary context of health informatics. The organization and its members pursue this goal in many arenas: professional practice, education, research, governmental and other service, professional organizations, and industry. The working group represents the interests of nursing informatics for members in the working group and AMIA, and provides member services and outreach functions."
- American Nurses' Association (ANA) (The "Nursing World" Web Site)
"The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public."
- American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
"Serving Nurses Practicing in Ambulatory Surgery, Preanesthesia, and Postanesthesia Care."
- Association of American Medical Colleges
The AAMC is a nonprofit association comprising the 125 accredited U.S. medical schools; the 16 accredited Canadian medical schools; more than 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 70 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; nearly 90 academic and professional societies representing 75,000 faculty members; and the nation's medical students and residents.
- Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANACNet)
"The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care is a nonprofit professional nursing organization committed to fostering the individual and collective professional development of nurses involved in the delivery of health care to persons infected or affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and to promoting the health, welfare, and rights of all HIV infected persons."
- Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)
"AORN is the professional organization of perioperative registered nurses whose mission is to promote quality patient care by providing its members with education, standards, services, and representation. AORN represents more than 43,000 registered nurses who facilitate the management, teaching, and practice of perioperative nursing, or who are enrolled in nursing education or engaged in perioperative research. AORN's members come from over 340 chapters across the US and in Puerto Rico."
- Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)
"APHON is the professional organization for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and other pediatric hematology/oncology healthcare professionals. Its members are dedicated to promoting optimal nursing care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders, and their families."
- Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
"Whatever it is that makes emergency nurses and other emergency care professionals work smarter—information, education, networking, or representation—they get it by joining ENA. We are a international, action-orientated organization ready to support the profession with access to important scientific information and the latest research; networking opportunities with key governmental, academic, and professional contacts; and monitoring of government activities affecting the profession. Our members are staff nurses; ED nurse managers; administrators; clinical nurse specialists; pediatric, trauma, or flight nurses; pre-hospital coordinators; nurse practitioners; educators; and student nurses."
- International Transplant Nurses Society (TransWeb)
"The International Transplant Nurses Society is committed to the promotion of excellence in transplant clinical nursing through the provision of educational and professional growth opportunities, interdisciplinary networking and collaborative activities, and transplant nursing research."
- National Association of Neonatal Nurses
"The mission of this Association is to support and promote neonatal nursing."
- National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH)
"The National Institute of Nursing Research was established as a Center at the NIH on April 16, 1986, and as an Institute on June 10, 1993. This placement among the 25 Institutes and Centers within the NIH has added a new scientific perspective — a clinical and nursing perspective — to enrich the mainstream of the nation's biomedical and behavioral research endeavors."
- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
"ONS Online is a cancer information service of the Oncology Nursing Society developed for ONS members, other healthcare providers, people with cancer, and their families and friends."
- Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing)
"Committed to Scholarship, Leadership and Excellence in the Nursing Profession."
- WebMD Health A-Z
Browse common topics or an alphabetical list of terms.
- The American Hospital Directory
Listings include statistics on a hospitals' beds, length of stay, charges by DRG and APG, and more. Other sources are the U. S. News and World Report Hospital Directory Search and Hospital Link finds hospitals' web sites.
- MedSpeak: The Dictionary of the ER
Here you will find a lot of the medical slang not found in standard medical dictionaries. This is the language used in ERs. Click on a letter, or simply scroll.
- Medical Dictionary
An excellent dictionary, includes explanations of Latin origins, from MedicineNet.com
- Merck Publications: Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
- Merck Publications: Manual of Medical Information (Home Edition)
- Medline Plus Medical Dictionary
"A service of the U. S. national Library of medicine & the National institutes of Health."