Gaston County Public Library

Medical Information Resources

How to Find Reliable Health Information Online

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  • ProQuest Family Health: covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.
  • NC Health Info: To find websites for health services for your community.
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete: Articles from journals on clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

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General Resources
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on diseases, healthy living, emergency preparedness and more.
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  • Over 1,600 articles on health topics are available from this website.
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  • Medline Plus: Health, medicine, herbal supplements, and a medical encylcopedia are all included.
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    • Medline Plus has a page on Financial Assistance.
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  • The Merck Manual: Consumer Edition: Articles on health and medical information for patients.
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    • Additional Merck Manuals for physicians, chemists, pet owners and veterinarians can be found here.
  • WebMD: Health articles, drug information, a symptom checker tool, and much more.
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Women's Health
  • Women's Health : A variety of health information resources for women.
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  • Pregnancy and infant care information.
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Hereditary & Rare Diseases
  • Orphanet: Information on rare diseases and the medicines used to treat them.
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  • Rare Disease Database: NORD's Rare Disease Database provides brief introductions for patients and their families to more than 1,200 rare diseases.
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  • Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD): Access to experienced Information Specialists who provide current and accurate information about genetic and rare diseases in both English and Spanish.
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  • Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative: Includes a tool to help predict family hereditary diseases.
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  • Carolinas Care Partnership provides Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Education, including housing assistance. Click here to download their Housing Services Directory
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  • Includes dietary guidelines, meal planning and food preservation information.
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Alternative Medicine

Library Resources


Search our Catalog by Subject for Medicine, Popular or by Keyword for: Medical.

Research Guides


  • Advance Health Care Directive Registry: Forms on the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State website, including Organ/Tissue Donor Card, Advance Directive for a Natural Death, and Health Care Power of Attorney forms.
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  • End-of-Life Resources: Information about the Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) Form, as well as other end-of-life legislation and forms.
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Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Medical Information Resources
Revised: 10 May 2017