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Internet Resources for Tri-County Hospital

This page was created by librarians Karla Block and Jim Beattie, Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, as part of the NLM Access to Digital Libraries grant awarded to Tri-County Hospital.

Table of Contents:

Evaluating Internet Resources Health News
  • Health and Medicine in the News
    http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed
    Lists citations to health-related articles reported in the Star Tribune - Newspaper of the Twin Cities [Minneapolis Edition].
  • Health News from MedlinePlus
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/newsbydate.html
    The past 30 days of news from the New York Times Syndicate, Reuters Health Information and others. News can be viewed by date or topic.
Consumer Resources
  • Genetics Home Reference
    http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/
    Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions.
  • Healthfinder
    http://healthfinder.gov/
    -- "healthfinder© is a free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
  • KidsHealth
    http://kidshealth.org
    KidsHealth is a project of The Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth is a project of The Nemours Foundation. It is an excellent resource for patient information at the child, teen, and parent reading levels.
  • MayoClinic.com
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/
    -- "Our presence on the Web is a natural extension of Mayo's long-standing commitment to provide health education to our patients and the general public."
  • MedlinePlus
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
    MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
  • NIHSeniorHealth - Health Information for Older Adults
    http://nihseniorhealth.gov
    NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • NOAH - New York Online Access to Health
    -- "NOAH seeks to provide high quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased. NOAH currently supports English and Spanish. "
    [Resource no longer available]
  • Tox Town
    http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov
    An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
    • Location(s):
  • Resources in Other Languages
    • 24 Languages Project
      http://medstat.med.utah.edu/library/refdesk/24lang.html
      Electronic access to over 200 health education brochures in 24 different languages, including Cambodian, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish. This project is in partnership with the Utah Department of Health's Bureau of Primary Care, Rural and Ethnic Health to improve access to health materials in multiple languages.
    • MedlinePlus - Spanish version
      http://medlineplus.gov/spanish/
      MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
Professional Resources
  • National Cancer Instiute
    http://cancer.gov/
    The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
  • CDC Wonder
    http://wonder.cdc.gov/
    WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.
  • FDA
    http://www.fda.gov
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • HealthWeb
    http://www.health.gov.mv/
    Provides organized access to evaluated non-commercial, health-related, Internet-accessible resources. A meta-list of current, authoritative health-related web sites. HealthWeb is a collaborative project of the health sciences libraries of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and those of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation. Currently there are over twenty actively participating member libraries. This project is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) under contract #N01-LM-6-3523 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Merck Manual
    http://www.merck.com/mmpe/index.html
    -- Online medical textbook that includes descriptions of hundreds of diseases.
  • Department of Health
    http://www.health.state.mn.us/
    This department operates programs for disease prevention and control, health promotion, family and community health, environmental health, health care policy, and regulation of health care providers and facilities. It also includes data and statistics.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
    http://www.ngc.gov/
    The National Guideline ClearinghouseTM (NGCTM) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • PubMed - Public Version
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez
    Primary source of journal citations for the health sciences - the public version provides only limited full text access to journal articles. Includes Medline and Pre-Medline (articles more recent than found in Medline).


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