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Health info for the general public. Articles, factsheets, videos.

Enjoy these sources! But remember to ask your doctor/nurse/other provider whether the information applies to you.

The sources provided on this page should not be interpreted as health care advice or used as a substitute for health care.

Start with Medlineplus

Free medical encyclopedia, drug guide, directories for doctors and specialists, links to reliable health information at other websites.

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Take charge of your healthcare

Questions for you to ask when

  • choosing a healthcare provider
  • you've been given a prescription
  • you've been given a diagnosis
  • etc...

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. DHHS.

Find out about prevention

Fill in basic information to get a list preventive services from the Institute of Medicine, the Preventive Services Task Force, and other health organizations.

Want more? Popular articles, etc.

Drug information

Lab tests - Describes procedures and results for many lab tests.  Free site provided by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

You can search our catalog for handbooks, but most are meant for healthcare students  - Davis's comprehensive handbook of laboratory & diagnostic tests with nursing implications. By Van Leeuwen et. al., 2013.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Medlineplus and many other sources on this page discuss complementary and alternative medicine.  The resources below focus on this area.


Health Sciences Librarian

Lea Leininger
(336) 256-0125