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Health Databases

ASM Microbiology Journals
The American Society for Microbiology provides a free database of articles from its 10 journals (listed below), including full text from January 1998 to the present and abstracts only from January 1992 to December 1997. How to use the ASM journals database

Biology Journals (ProQuest)
Full-text biology-related journal articles

BioMed Central
Over 200 open access (free) journals covering all areas of Biology and Medicine. Registration required.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EbscoHost)
Access to nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. EbscoHost search help

Health Source - Consumer Edition (EbscoHost)
Access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, plus consumer health information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. EbscoHost search help

JAMA Online
Journal of the American Medical Association

PubMed
The free Medline database-- the most extensive medical journal database available, including mostly abstracts (summaries) of medical journal articles from 1966 to the present. How to use the PubMed database

PubMed Central
Archive of free full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Recommended Health/Medicine Websites

Medline Plus
Extensive general health information from the National Library of Medicine.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Credible basic health information. Click on “Diseases & Conditions” for index of disease topics.

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Health Information
Browse health topics alphabetically or search for a health topic.

Healthfinder: Health Library
Federal web site provides easy-to-understand and reliable information on diseases and conditions from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations.

Mayo Clinic: Diseases and Conditions
Quality information on an extensive number of diseases and conditions.

MedicineNet.com: Diseases & Conditions
Quality information on an extensive number of diseases and conditions.

Health on the Net (HON)
Non-profit, non-governmental organization that certifies medical and health websites by issuing a HONcode. Use the HONsearch mode to find only reliable and trustworthy medical websites that have been issued this certification.

History of Medicine
From the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, contains many valuable resources in the history of medicine.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): Health and Research Topics
NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases