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AMA Information
Produced by the American Medical Association, AMA with links to both professional and lay sites.

CliniWeb is an index and table of contents to clinical information on the World Wide Web. It now allows search terms to be entered in five different languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese) and has direct links to MEDLINE searches via the PubMed system at the National Library of Medicine. Made possible through the Oregon Health & Science University.

Directory of resources providing information services on thousands of health and biomedical information resources including organizations, government agencies, information centers, professional societies, voluntary associations and academic and research institutions Records contain resource names, addresses, phone numbers, and descriptions of services, publications and holdings.

The Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database, commonly referred to as ETOH, is the most comprehensive online resource covering all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), ETOH contains over 100,000 records including abstracts and bibliographic references to journal articles, books, conference papers and studies.

History Of Medicine
Site maintained by the National Library of Medicine and includes such resources as the LOCATORplus search engine, links to the History of Medicine in PubMed, Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), HMD Manuscript Collections Finding Aids, Early Western Manuscripts in the NLM, Consumer Health Information at, Directory of History of Medicine Collections, Project Bionics: A Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Organs, Profiles in Science, Reports of the Surgeon General, Regional Medical Programs and NLM Grants and Publication Grant Program (Fact Sheet).

International Bibiliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
IBIDS contains citations published in international scientific journals on the topic of dietary supplements from 1986 until the present. the IBIDS database is a cooperative project of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. CItations have been selected from multiple databases to ensure that the database is comprehensive and internationally representative.

MayoClinic Health Oasis
A team of 1200 Mayo physicians, scientists, writers and educators directs Mayo Clinic Health Oasis. It is updated daily and provides information on a wide variety of medical topics. Mayo Clinic Health Oasis contains information on how to treat common and not-so-common illnesses, as well as information on disease prevention

A very diverse collection of health-related Internet resources developed and maintained by Emory University Health Sciences Center Library. It is searchable.

Merk Manual Home Edition Online
This publication is based on The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, the textbook of medicine most widely used by health care professionals. It provides information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment in an easy-to-understand format. The Merck Manual - Home Edition is now available in two versions: the original Text Edition and the interactive version, enhanced with photos, animations, videos, pronunciations, illustrations, and a comprehensive search engine

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Citation Index
The NIH is one of eight agencies under the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Our mission is to support rigorous research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), to train researchers in CAM, and to disseminate information to the public and professionals on which CAM modalities work, which do not, and why. Home page is at:

National Library of Medicine Gateway
The NLM Gateway is a Web-based system that allows users of NLM services to initiate searches in multiple retrieval systems from one interface, providing "one-stop searching" for many of NLM's information resources.

The National Institute of Nursing Research
The National Institute of Nursing Research is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Institute supports c

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. Also see Medline through Ebscohost at the Library's Ebsohost page at:

A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Provides bibliographic information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

Nursing Internet Megasites, Educational Web Links and Gateways

HealthScience Resources
A comprehensive listing of sites of interest to nursing students created by faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo. These very extensive web pages include information on nursing theory, nursing education, subject specific sites such as cancer links, continuing education, nursing history, nursing research, nursing associations and other links.

"The Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIPS) is a dynamic, user friendly information service that provides free, online access to these and many other health and social indicators. With MassCHIP you can obtain community-level data to assess health needs, monitor health status indicators and evaluate health progress"

National Women's Health Information Center
The National Women's Health Information Center is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources

National League for Nursing
The official site for the National League for Nursing, an organization that advances quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Includes index to the NLN journal.

NMAP (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied health Professions) is a gateway to evaluated, quality Internet resources, aimed at students, researchers, academics and practitioners in the health and medical sciences. NMAP is created by a core team of information specialists and subject experts coordinated at the University of Nottingham Greenfield Medical Library, in partnership with with key organisations throughout the UK

Nursing Hands
This site provides a dynamic platform for sharing personal experience, practical care education, health advocacy, understanding, idea sharing and knowledge building among and between nurses

Features include mentoring program, interactive discussions (nurse practitioners, emergency nursing, employment), and information for specialty and student nurses.

Nursing Resources/Boise State University
A very useful site with links to hundreds of sites including Government sites, Hispanic Health sites, Maternity and Pediatric Care sites and online journals. Maintained by the nursing department at Boise State University.

Nursing Theory
A site with links to various contemporary theorists' sites and to information on nursing theoryl. Maintained by the College of Nursing at Valdosta University.

The official web site of the American Nurses Association.

University of Pennsylvania cancer specilists founded OncoLink in 1994 with a mission to help cancer patients, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information. OncoLink provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, cancer treatments and news about research advances. The information is updated daily.

Resources for Nurses and Families
Produced by Diane Wink, School of Nursing, University of Central Florida, this comprehensive guide includes links to general and specialty nursing sites and to resources on books and journals, specific health conditions, nursing informatics, and funding opportunities.


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