Medicine & Nursing (Web Resources)

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Medicine and Nursing Web Resources

  • These are suggestions only and do not reflect the full range of materials that may be useful to you.
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The Web has a variety of sites useful to students. Here are just a few recommended ones:

  • NLM Gateway
    Provides a global search of The National Library of Medicine's Pubmed, Pubmed Central, and Medline Plus, for health-related government information.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    "CDC's primary online communication channel. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. provides users with credible, reliable health information on: Data and Statistics, Diseases and Conditions, Emergencies and Disasters, Environmental Health, Healthy Living, Injury, Violence and Safety, Life Stages and Populations, Travelers' Health, Workplace Safety and Health, and more… "
  • Health and Medicine
    A "gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, provides a search of over 42 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2000 scientific Websites."
  • The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library
    "Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis."
  • The National Center for Health Statistics
    A "rich source of information about America's health. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. We are a unique public resource for health information - a critical element of public health."
  • United States National Library of Medicine: Subject Guides on Selected Topics
    "The User Services Unit of the NLM Reference and Web Services Section, Public Services Division, compiled this set of subject guides. The Guides are meant to serve as research starting points for health professionals, researchers, librarians, students, and others. Each guide lists a variety of resources, many of which are Internet accessible and free. The guides are not meant to be comprehensive but to introduce some of the major resources available on each topic."
  • Northern Kentucky Health Department: Health Data
    Includes data for Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton Counties.
  • MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary
    "A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine [and the] National Institutes of Health." Includes a tutorial on "Understanding Medical Words."
  • Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
    "The edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn."
  • PDRhealthtm
    The "consumer Web portal of PDR Network which includes the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) and the Health Care Notification Network (HCNN) ... offers consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines."
  • National Electronic Injury Surveillance System Online
    From the U.S. consumer Product Safety Commission, "a national probability sample of hospitals in the U.S. and its territories. Patient information is collected from each NEISS hospital for every emergency visit involving an injury associated with consumer products. From this sample, the total number of product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms nationwide can be estimated. This web access to NEISS allows certain estimates to be retrieved on-line."
  • American Nurses Association
    Dedicated to "the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations, its organizational affiliates, and its workforce advocacy affiliate, the Center for American Nurses."


The Medicine & Nursing Research Guide is maintained by Robert Zai III. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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