This page contains research databases purchased by the library and links to useful internet resources.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine,nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Included are citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, HISTLINE, SPACELINE, PREMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, and HealthSTAR.
NetWellness is a non-profit consumer health website that includes health news, extensive health reference works, health topics, and Ask an Expert.
The CDC is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, and its mission is to promote health by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Here you will find Health Topics A to Z, which is a list of disease and health topics with links to information about them. Also available are health statistics, scientific data, and laboratory information. The site also has links to information networks, public health partners, state and local health departments, and web resources. Especially valuable is Traveler's Health, which contains information useful for those traveling outside the U.S.
This website is maintained by the famed Mayo Clinic and offers information about diseases and conditions from A to Z. It also has sections about personal health, lifestyle planning, disease self-managing, and an interactive question and answer forum. The Clinic site offers a newsletter. One must register to receive the newsletter and to use the interactive Question and Answer section. A comprehensive first aid guide is also provided.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Information is provided on a wide variety of health topics using easy to understand terminology.
PDRhealth is the consumer Web portal of the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), which has provided trusted and authoritative drug and clinical information to physicians for over 60 years. The PDRhealth site offers consumer-friendly explanations of diseases & conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs, as well as herbal medicines.
Quackwatch is a guide to health fraud, quackery, and making intelligent decisions. The site has no ties to any commercial or industrial organization. The site provides information about a wide variety of frauds and questionable health practices. Information about how to spot quackery and some common misconceptions about health issues is provided. A question and answer forum is available.
The Ohio Medical Board allows you to find a licensed medical professional in any particular area of Ohio. In addition, license profiles and the status of physicians is available. There is also a Consumer's Guide.
In addition to medical news, this site provides a lot of information about diseases and wellness. It also offers Find A Doctor, Clinic section, and information about how to find health insurance. There is even information about diet and fitness. WebMD Newsletter registration is also offered. Several message boards are listed.