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BioMed Central - Publisher of 183 peer-reviewed open access journals.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, this agency protects America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. - "a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details."

Digital Collections - the National Library of Medicine's free online resource of biomedical books and videos. All of the content in Digital Collections is freely available worldwide and, unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain.

Disaster Lit: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents, including expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials. - health information and resources about illnesses, conditions and diseases provided by the organization of American Academy of Family Physicians. - Site lists free journals available on the Web. Good resource for psychology or hospital administration degrees.

Global Library of Women's Medicine - "A comprehensive reference to current clinical practice for clinicians and other medical professionals - constantly updated, fully referenced, and peer reviewed." - is your portal for health related resources and news from the US government.

Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR) - free searchable catalog of research datasets, instruments and software relevant to health services research, behavioral and social sciences, and public health.

Health Services Research Information Central - research portal of health services research resources providing numerous Internet links to data, funding announcements, reports, podcasts, discussion groups, and more.

Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT) - free resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. - resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations.

HealthReach - provides multilingual and multicultural health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.

Kaiser Family Foundation - a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.  

Mayo Clinic - provides patient care and health information on diseases and conditions, symptoms, tests and procedures, and drugs and supplements.

Mayo Clinic YouTube Channel – includes videos created by the Mayo Clinic on a variety of medical and health topics.

MedlinePlus - National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends; it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

MedlinePlus en Español - health information for patients, families and health care providers in Spanish.

MedNar - a meta-search engine that searches a variety of health and medicine related websites from government and authoritative sources. Filters allow users to sort by publication type, source, date, and many other categories.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Bookshelf
- provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

NIHSeniorHealth - Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce - a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.

Pillbox - "Rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution image"

RAND Health - a major research division of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.

TOXLINE - a bibliographic database providing references covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

TOXNET - resource for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases .

United Network for Organ Sharing - "UNOS collects and manages all data that pertain to the patient waiting list, organ donation and matching, and transplantation occurring on the OPTN, the nation's organ transplant network."

- provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

WISQARS - "Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data from the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS) and the violent death data from NCIPC's National Violent Death Reporting System."

Women's Health Resources
- provides health topics, research initiatives and overarching themes of the priorities for women's health.