Medicine Reference Resources

BestBETs

Rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.

CDC: A-Z Index

Alphabetical index of factsheets covering many diseases and conditions. From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Drug3k

Online drug encyclopedia featuring detailed information on prescription and medications including description, image drug, use, dosage, storage, precautions, and side effects.

DrugBank

Bioinformatics and cheminformatics database that combines drug data with drug target information.

eMedicine

Extensive clinical reference for many conditions and diseases. Includes specialty areas, disease reference centers, and information centers on specific drugs.

Harrison's Online

Continually updated medical content from educational titles.

MDconsult

Clinical information for physicians, includes emergency medicine, infectious diseases, neurology, pediatrics, and surgery.

MediLexicon

Medical dictionary, pharmaceutical company search, medical abbreviations, hospitals and associations.

MedlinePlus

Comprehensive medical resources and information on health conditions and drugs; includes an illustrated medical encyclopedia and dictionary, medical news, interactive tutorials and physician directories. From the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Medscape

Authoritative medical resources by speciality, with free Continuing Medical Education (CME), journal articles, news, newsletters, and much more; although primarily for health professionals, includes a comprehensive patient information center. Requires free registration.

The Merck Manual

Manual of diagnosis and therapy, includes nutritional, psychiatric, neurologic, allergic, and gastrointestinal disorders.

The National Center for Health Statistics

CDC offers information on surveys and data, collection systems, research and development, news releases, and publications.

National Library of Medicine

United States medical library offering its collection of materials in all major areas of health and medicine. .

Virtual Hospital

University of Iowa provides a digital library of health information, including resources for patients, providers, and educators.

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