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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)                

AHRQ's mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Includes links to the public, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. Click here for the list of diagnostic tools and recommendations.          

American Dental Association              

Official site of the American Dental Association, founded in 1859. It represents dentists and promotes dental health.             

American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA)        Official site of this professional organization. Has links to programs, publications, and resources of this organization.   

American Public Health Association (APHA) APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. Includes links to full-text APHA public.                

This site is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship and partnership between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community. Produced and maintained by the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.    

CDC Wonder  Wide-ranging online data for epidemiologic research from Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This database makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to health professionals and the public at large.         

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention                     

The official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides direct access to important health and safety topics, scientific articles, data and statistics, tools and resources – and more than 900 topics are in the A-Z Index. All information is in the public domain.          

CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research              

This bibliographic database collects citations from all areas of rehabilitation from 1990 to the present. Indexing includes more than 145,000 citations from 5000 journals and internet sites. Prepared by CIRRIE (Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange) at the School of Public Health of University at Buffalo -- State University of New York.

Dental Care  This website is sponsored by  Crest® + and Oral-B® for dental professionals and students around the world. Content includes educational written and video resources, research articles, news, and product information to help students, professionals,  patients.

Epocrates online Continually updated, integrated drug, and disease information for clinicians. Allows checks for drug information including interactions and dosing. Includes pictures of pills. Easy-to-use expandable menus that let you go from concise to comprehensive. Sponsored by AthenaHealth.   

Europe PubMed Central      Free access to biomedical resources including: PubMed (about 28 million) abstracts,   Europe PMC full-text articles (about 2.6 million, of which over 570,000 are Open Access), Patent abstracts (over 4 million European, US, and International), National Health Service (NHS) clinical guidelines, Agricola records (500,000)    

FedStats– Health Links to government websites and databases connected to the health fields.                    

Hardin MD  Medical Picture Gallery  Medical images from the University of Iowa Library of the Health Sciences. Includes information as to which pictures are in the public domain and links to sites with more images.                     

Illinois Department of Public Health Statistics    Thousands of health statistics to measure progress toward state and national health objectives may be found here. These numbers also provide the basis for developing and implementing public health strategies for disease prevention and health promotion. Examples are birth, death, marriage, and causes of death statistics.   

Kids       Information concerning health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. Includes sections for educators, parents, kids, and teens.    

Medicine on Screen Offers a fresh design, new essays placing selected titles from the NLM’s audiovisual collection in historical and health contexts, and enhanced functionality.  

Medscape from WebMD
Offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals integrated medical information and educational tools. After a free registration, Medscape from WebMD automatically delivers a personalized specialty site that best fits your registration profile.           

Medical Heritage Library (MHL) The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a curated, collaborative effort of the world’s leading medical libraries. It promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Their growing collection of rare medical books, pamphlets, journals, and films include representative works from each of the past six centuries. Hosting is through the Internet Archive.               

My    Resources concerning nutrition and health for consumers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal is to improve one’s diet and nutritional well-being.         

National Eye Institute (NEI)
Includes information about eye health, research, and images that can be freely used for educational or research purposes.                     

National Library of Medicine
Search NLM collections, read about drugs and diseases, explore the history of medicine, and find full-text articles. Includes Medline Plus.   

National Library of Medicine Classification System. While the CCC libraries do not use this classification, many libraries in the health sciences do.  The theory of classification is difference from Library of Congress Classification.  The NLM classification is undated twice a year. The 2019 summer edition encompasses the systematic review of the QW (Microbiology. Immunology) and QX (Parasitology) schedules and other miscellaneous updates.

NIHSeniorHealth   Valuable health resources from the National Institutes of Health for people over 60 who want to learn more about their health and aging.            

Nurse Plus Academy A free website for practice NCLEX tests. These practice tests were designed to maximize your study time.

OR Live  One hour versions of surgical procedures. You may see the procedures live or view the recordings on demand. There are more than 400 videos available with new ones added each month. An alternative index from available via MedLinePlus       

Pedro PeDros, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, is a free database of more than 17,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. It is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia       

Online Health Library  Articles for the general public on a wide range of medical topics from University of Chicago Medical Center.  

PubMed   National Library of Medicine’s database of more than 23 million health science citations. Citations may include links to full-text content from NLM or publishers. Click here for access to PubMed Quick Start Guide.  

PubMed Central (PMC)   PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature from the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).  This is a historical collection that contains many journals from the 19th century.  License terms vary by title.

SafetyLit   SafetyLit provides abstracts and citations only from researchers, in more than 30 professional disciplines relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm. Sources include journal articles, conference reports, chapters, and books.         

TIDE (Teaching, Immunization, Delivery & Education)                     

A tool to learn about the use and delivery of immunization and vaccines. This site has learning modules and one may receive continuing education credits. Free registration is required.                     

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Government supplied information about food, drugs, medical devices and more.    

Web MD Provides trusted, valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek medical information.                     

Last revised: September 23, 2019     

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