Health Information

Reputable sources for information about health and medicine.
 (Items marked with ** require your library card number and catalog PIN for access from home.)

  • MEDLINE via FirstSearch **: Archive and index of articles from medical journals. Subjects include: clinical medicine, nutrition, dentistry, pathology,education, psychiatry, experimental medicine, toxicology, health services administration, veterinary medicine, and nursing.
  • MedlinePlus: A medical super-site from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes extensive information and links on hundreds of conditions and health issues, drug descriptions, a medical encyclopedia, surgery videos, and more.
  • HealthFinder.gov: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guide to health information.
  • NIH SeniorHealth: Information for older adults, from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Illinois Health & Wellness: Official guide to state government programs and resources.
  • WebMD
  • Aetna Intelihealth
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Healthcare Blue Book