The following are helpful resources, recommended by the Medical Library Association and the National Network of Medical Libraries. It is organized by the following categories:
Just dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Vermont for information about health and human service organizations in your community. It is a program of the United Ways of Vermont and the Vermont Agency for Human Services.
Most Useful for Health Consumers
MedlinePlus – Consumer Health Information (English) – Medline is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
familydoctor.org – website of the American Academy of Family Physicians
healthfinder® – health news, personal health tools+ from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mayo Clinic – physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health
Kidshealth® – an award-winning site from Nemours, one of the largest nonprofit organizations devoted to children’s health
NIH Senior Health– basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health
Medical Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Resources and tutorials to help you navigate “Medspeak,” the specialized language or “shorthand” of health professionals.
National Guideline Clearinghouse – site created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and U.S. Department of Health. Provides detailed information on clinical practice guidelines for diseases and conditions.