Disciplines & Professions: Medicine & Health Sciences
Academic Info's Health and Medicine Gateway
Independent directory provides health and medical information for educational purposes. It focuses on current health issues with media prominence. Also offers consumer information.
HealthLinks is maintained by the health sciences department of Washington University. The site offers links to medical journals, has a monthly feature news story, and provides links to reference, educational, and other health-related Web sites.
Open Directory's Medicine Directory
Provides links to almost 8,000 sites dealing with medicine and offers visitors an additional subject heading under which medical information is located, such as the health care industry and health resources.
Open Directory's Health Directory
Specifically focuses on medicinal issues within healthcare, including pharmacology, surgery, and alternative medicine. Contains links with academic focus, as well as those related to employment, services, and consumer information.
Search Engine Guide's Health Links
Includes a list of subcategories and links to health-related sites and resources. Allows for searching entire directory of search engines at once.
The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education
Wonderfully varied site demonstrates gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions. Includes over 1,900 images along with text, tutorials, laboratory exercises, and examination items for self-assessment.
WWW Virtual Library of Medicine
Huge list of medical links compiled in alphabetical order. Provides access to government organizations, academic departments, online journals, and independent links. Includes sites intended for both professionals and general interest groups.
Yahoo!'s Health Sciences Directory
A list of popular health Web sites. Some links include annotations. Allows a search to be limited to health-related topics.
Yahoo!'s Medicine Directory
Annotated list of the most popular medical Web sites. Allows the Yahoo! search engine to be confined to heath and medical-related topics and has links to message boards and chat rooms for further discussion, in addition to club listings.
Health and Wellness Information or HealthInfo (Gale Group, also available through OCLC FirstSearch)
Draws from more than 500 sources to provide records from periodicals, reference books, newsletters, and pamphlets. Designed to meet needs of students, consumers, and professionals. Over 250,000 entries from 1995 to the present.
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, available through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
A database focusing on drug use and production. Uses more than 800 relevant journals from around the world. 300,000 records from 1971 to the present.
MDXHealth (Medical Data Exchange, available through OCLC FirstSearch)
Health and medical database with a focus on a consumer audience. Records from magazines, medical journals, medical schools, hospital publications, and bulletins. More than 29,000 records from 1988 to the present.
MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine, available through OCLC FirstSearch and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
A general medical database that includes sources in the dentistry and nursing fields. Over 10 million records with bibliographic information and abstracts. Covers 1966 to the present.
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
Uses MEDLINE as well as other sources to index more than 11 million sources. Links to full-text are provided. Some sources also precede those found in MEDLINE.
Best of Health: Demographics of Health Care Consumers. Ithaca, NY: New Strategist, 1998.
Provides explanations and statistics concerning various issues in the health care system. Chapters are organized topically. An index is included.
Bynum, W. F., and Roy Porter, eds. Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine. 2 vols. New York: Routledge, 1993.
A collection of articles spanning a variety of medical subjects and issues. These essays span the historical developments of each branch of medicine and are arranged by subject.
Compact American Medical Dictionary. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1998.
A dictionary for the general reader that provides more than 10,000 explanations of terms from all areas of medicine. Entries are organized alphabetically. Appendix includes anatomical illustrations.
Irons-Georges, Tracy, ed. Magill's Medical Guide. Pasadena, CA: Salem, 1998.
Collection of articles on medical topics. Entries are arranged alphabetically and provide definitions of key terms, a list of related fields and entries, and suggestions for further information.
Malinowsky, H. Robert. Reference Sources in Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Agriculture. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 1994.
Provides more than 2,400 sources across science and related fields. Organized by scientific discipline. Many entries include abstracts. Includes author, subject, and title indices.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1997.
Thousands of entries explaining terms, concepts, and practical applications in medicine, nursing, and related fields. Some entries are brief definitions, others are more encyclopedic explanations. Organized alphabetically.
Morton, L. T., and Shane Godbolt, eds. Information Sources in the Medical Sciences. 4th ed. London: Bowker-Saur, 1992.
Provides descriptions of print, journal, and online sources in all medical fields. Entries are organized by either type of source or branch of medicine. Includes an index.
Narins, Brigham, ed. World of Health. Detroit: Gale, 2000.
More than 1,400 entries covering a range of issues, principles, and recent developments in the medical sciences and related fields. Arranged alphabetically and includes a general index.
Olendorf, Donna, Christine Jeryan, and Karen Boyden, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. 5 vols. Detroit: Gale, 1999.
Designed to inform readers about a variety of disorders, conditions, treatments, and diagnostic tests. Includes more than 1,500 full-length articles. Organized alphabetically. Fifth volume includes cumulative index.
Walton, John, Jeremiah A. Barondess, and Stephen Lock, eds. The Oxford Medical Companion. 3 vols, Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994.
Intended for both health professionals and a general audience. Entries provide an extensive overview of the knowledge base and practice of medicine. Arranged alphabetically.