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Hospital Library Service Program Health-Related Links

Hospital Library Service Program - Health-Related Links

Below are links to health-related websites. They are suggested links only, and CDLC bears no responsibility for their content.

For Libraries and Librarians:

  • Docline (no usage if not a member) – Free interlibrary loan system that is run and maintained by the NLM for the use of libraries who are members of the national network of libraries of medicine.
  • Medical Library Association – “The Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide. MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledge base of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.”
  • NLM – The United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical/health library in the world.
  • NLM’s Evaluating Health Information tutorial – The NLM’s tutorial on how to tell if the health/medical information you’ve found on the internet is safe and/or reliable.
  • NN/LM – The National Network of Libraries of Medicine. “Member libraries and information centers in the NN/LM provide health professionals and the general public with health information resources and services.”
  • PDQ Evidence – A site that provides quick access for evidence [systematic reviews, broad syntheses of reviews (including evidence-based policy briefs), primary studies included in systematic reviews and structured summaries of that evidence)] for decisions about health systems.
  • PubMed – The free federal search system for accessing the Medline (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online – citations for health and biomedical articles indexed by the NLM) database.
  • Upstate NY and Ontario Chapter of MLA (UNYOC) – The local chapter of the MLA. Provides local continuing education and networking opportunities, and is much less costly to join.

General Medicine/Health:

  • CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services that works to protect public health and safety.
  • Cleveland Clinic - Access to thousands of health articles, videos, and tools for patients to research a variety of topics.
  • Clinical TrialsRegistry of clinical trials maintained by the NLM.
  •“Heath information and resources about illnesses, conditions, and diseases provided by the organization of American Academy of Family Physicians.”
  • Portal for health news and resources maintained by the United States government.
  • US government website for consumers which provides reliable health and wellness information.
  • Lab Tests Online “A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing.”
  • Mayo Clinic Health and disease-specific information website created by the renowned Mayo Clinic.
  • Medline Plus Free website run by the NLM which provides reliable health and medical information for consumers as well as healthcare providers.
  • Merck Manuals Health and medical information provided by Merck the well known and trusted medical publisher.
  • NIH – The National Institutes of Health - the United States Department of Health and Human Services agency responsible for health and biomedical information and research.
  • National Institute of Health – Health Information A free health information website maintained by the NIH.
  • NOVEL - New York Online Virtual Electronic Library Informational databases, including health-related information, provided for free to New Yorkers by New York State.
  • NYS Health DepartmentThe New York State Health Department – information on healthcare and healthcare providers in NYS as well as NYS health regulations and enforcement.

Drug Information:

  • DailyMed – NLM website that provides “health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.”
  • Drug Digest – “a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.”
  • FDA – The United States Government’s Food and Drug Administration. This is the regulatory/enforcement branch of the federal government in charge of food and drug safety.
  • NLM’s Drug Information Portal – Extensive information on drugs provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Disease-Specific Sites:

  • American Cancer Association “Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment, and education.”
  • National Cancer Institute“Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.”
  • American Diabetes Association “The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.”
  • American Heart Association Group that  tries to“build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”


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