Gaston County Public Library

Medical Information Resources

How to Find Reliable Health Information Online

NCLive.org

Go to NCLive.org and choose the Health & Wellness category to see:
Go to: http://www.nclive.org/browse/health

  • 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.

Choose the Nursing & Allied Health category to see:
Go to: http://www.nclive.org/browse/nursing

General Resources
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on diseases, healthy living, emergency preparedness and more.
    Go to: http://www.cdc.gov/
  • Healthfinder.gov: Over 1,600 articles on health topics are available from this website.
    Go to: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
  • Medline Plus: Health, medicine, herbal supplements, and a medical encylcopedia are all included.
    Go to: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
    • Medline Plus has a page on Financial Assistance.
      Go to: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/financialassistance.html
  • The Merck Manual: Consumer Edition: Articles on health and medical information for patients.
    Go to: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home
    • 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.
    Go to: http://www.webmd.com/
Women's Health
  • Women's Health : A variety of health information resources for women.
    Go to: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/womenshealth.html
  • NCHealthyStart.org: Pregnancy and infant care information.
    Go to: http://www.nchealthystart.org/
Hereditary & Rare Diseases
  • Orphanet: Information on rare diseases and the medicines used to treat them.
    Go to: http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/index.php?lng=EN
  • Rare Disease Database: NORD's Rare Disease Database provides brief introductions for patients and their families to more than 1,200 rare diseases.
    Go to: http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases
  • 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.
    Go to: https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard
  • Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative: Includes a tool to help predict family hereditary diseases.
    Go to: http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/
Nutrition
  • Nutrition.gov: Includes dietary guidelines, meal planning and food preservation information.
    Go to: http://www.nutrition.gov/
Alternative Medicine

Library Resources

Books

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

Research Guides

Forms

  • 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.
    Go to: http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/ahcdr/Forms.aspx
  • 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.
    Go to: http://www.ncmedsoc.org/advocacy/public-health/end-of-life-resources/

 


 

Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Medical Information Resources
URL: http://gastonlibrary.org/index.cfm/research/health-support/medical-information-resources/
Revised: 2 December 2015