Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine

BioMed Central: open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research in more than 180 journals

Bookshelf: free access to full-text biomedical books

ChildInfo: UNICEF's data on child survival and health, nutrition, newborn care, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, and maternal health.

DNA Research: journal with free full-text articles

Free Medical Journals: free access to 430 medical journals

Health Care Innovations Exchange: strategies and quality-related tools for improving health care

Healthfinder: resources on a wide range of health topics

HerbMed: an interactive, electronic herbal database provided by the Alternative Medicine Foundation

HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative): (password required) (NOTE: on Sept. 2, 2008, the new website was launched. If you experience trouble, try these suggestions)

HNPStats: the World Bank's database of Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) statistics

Intute Health and Life Sciences: free access to articles on medicine, nursing, midwifery, bioresearch, biomedical ethics, and the history of medicine

Journal of Postgraduate Medicine: free full-text access

Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare: free online classes in health sciences and technology

Medknow: India-based publisher offers free online access to more than 50 journals

MedlinePlus: extensive information from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions. Also includes a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, medical journal articles, links to thousands of clinical trials, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.

Medscape: includes access to Medscape General Medicine journal, Physician Optimized MEDLINE, and more than 125 medical journals and textbooks (requires free registration)

Merck Manuals: Merck provides the content of the Merck Manuals on the web for free. The site includes anatomical drawings and pronunciation help.

National Cancer Institute: includes information on cancer, links to clinical trials, and cancer statistics

National Guideline Clearinghouse: a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

National Institutes of Health: links to health information, clinical trials, research, and structural genomics

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM): contains information on genetic disorders and more than 12,000 genes

Ovid Medline Ovid Database Training & Tutorials

PLoS (Public Library of Science): open-access journals in science and medicine

PubMed: free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network): databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

United Nations Data: databases include statistics from the World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations health resources: provides links to educational resources, partner programs, statistics, standards, and speeches by U.N. officials

Where There is No Doctor WholeHealthMD: information on complementary and alternative medicine

World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS): an interactive database with health statistics for the 193 WHO member states

World Health Report: published yearly since 1995 by the World Health Organization. Includes statistics relating to all countries and an assessment of global health.