Selected Web sites compiled by Amy Prendergast, Reference Librarian, Science and Technology Bibliographer


PubMed : National Library of Medicine free public access to Medline.

Health Reference

Gray's "Anatomy of the Human Body" : Classic anatomy reference includes images.
Human Anatomy Online : Descriptions, images, and animations of body parts and systems.
Medical Dictionary Online : Medical , pharmaceutical, and healthcare terminology.
Merck Manual : The Merck Manual is a standard source for diagnosis and treatment of common disorders.

Drugs & Herbals

Drugs@FDA : Catalog of FDA approved drug products.
RxList: The Internet Drug Index : Searchable source for information on prescription drugs.
Sloan-Kettering About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
U.S. Pharmacopeia : Source for standards and other information on drugs and dietary supplements.

Other Health Information

AEGIS - AIDS Education Global Information System : Fact sheets, current news, etc.
AIDSinfo - HIV/AIDS Information : From the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
American Cancer Society : Includes information for patients, cancer survivors, health professionals and consumers.
American Heart Association : Research and consumer information.
Arbor Nutrition Guide : Claims to be "the world's largest collection of Internet nutrition sources"
CDC National Center for Environmental Health : Information about disease, disability, or injury as related to environmental health.
Healthfinder : U.S. Government produced source for health-related sites prescreened for accuracy.
Nutrient Data Laboratory : Data about nutrients and food composition including a searchable database. : U.S.Government site with information on dietary guidelines, dietary supplements, food labels and more.
Virtual Hospital : Includes information for health providers, for patients, and for students.


AMA Physician Select : American Medical Association's searchable directory of U.S. physicians
American Hospital Directory


Health, United States : Annual report on national trends in health statistics
KFF State Health Facts Online
National Center for Health Statistics : Health statistics and information in many different formats.


AllRefer Health : Includes a medical encyclopedia, a collection of pictures, info on tests and surgeries, etc.
MEDLINEplus Health Information : Dictionaries, directories, drug information and links to health organizations.
Medscape : Includes medical specialty sites and access to Medline - free registration required to view detailed results.

For more detailed health and medical information on the Internet, visit the USA Biomedical Library homepage.