HEALTH SCIENCES

California Medical Practice Act --The text of the act, from California Code.

CancerNet - Fulltext professional and patient in-depth info on cancers

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Health topics, news, fulltext 

Drug Information Portal - Extensive specific information from NLM, FDA, and other government sources

EBSCOhost - Fulltext journal articles

Health Source Nursing/Academic - Articles from medical, nursing, health sciences journals

Life Works - Explores more than 100 careers in the health and medical sciences

Magill's Medical Guide--Full-text online of the five volume print set.  Easy to search for students, patients, caregivers, and general readers. 

Medline - Search for citations, books, consumer health

PubMed Central --U. S. National Institutes of Health free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

PubMed Tutorial--A web-based learning program to show how to effectively search PubMed. 

RehabData - Search for citations to articles, books, A/V re disabilities, rehab

Search BMJ journals--British Medical Journal is an internation peer-reviewed medical journal.  Fully "online first" publication--all articles appear on bmj.com before being included in an issue of the print journal. 

Search Medical Journals with free access--Search here for free full-text articles through Medline. 

SpringNet Nursing Library - Search for nursing citations via RNDex

Toxnet - Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

US Pharmacopeia--An official public standards setting authority for over-the-counter medicines and prescriptions manufactured or sold in the U.S. 

ONLINE REFERENCE BOOKS

Emergency Medicine on the Web--A compendium of useful information. 

Drug Information Database - Information about prescription and nonprescription drugs

Health United States (CDC) - An annual report on trends in health statistics

Medical Dictionary--Type the word you would like to find (works with just the first few letters)

Medical Encyclopedia--  This encylopedia contains over 4000 articles.  Great library of photographs and illustrations.

Merck Manual--Free online version of the well-known manual. 

Merck Manual, Home Edition--Free online version--explains disorders, who is likely to get them, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. 

NLM Drug Information Portal--Quick access to quality drug information.

NLM Dietary Supplements Labels Database--Information about label ingredients in more than 4000 selected brands of dietary supplements.  Enables comparison of different brands.

RXList--Internet drug index.  Medication and prescription drug information for consumers and health professionals. 

USDA Nutrient Database--Nutrient Data Labaratory.  Type in the food, and see the nutrient breakdown. 

CONSUMER HEALTH

About Pregnancy/Birth--The pregnancy guide can help you find information on pregnancy and childbirth, including a week by week pregnancy calendar, signs of pregnancy, and pregnancy symptoms. 

American Academy of Pediatrics--Dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. 

American Cancer Society--Information and resources for cancer. 

American Heart Association - Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia, and other information

American Red Cross--The American Red Cross helps prepare communities for emergencies. 

Best Hospitals List--U.S. News and World Report provides a list of the best hospitals in the U.S. 

Diabetes--Links to diabetes resources and websites through Citrus College Library. 

Dietary Guidelines (USFDA)--Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and ol 

Drug Information Portal - Extensive specific information from NLM, FDA, and other government sources

Experience of Schizophrenia--A man's personal experience of schizophrenia. 

Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA)

Go Ask Alice! - Health questions and answers from Columbia U.

Handouts on familydoctor.org--Award-winning, trustworthy, and credible health information and tools for patients from American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Health Library at Stanford--Provides scientifically-based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care. 

Magill's Medical Guide--Full-text online of the five volume print set. Easy to search for students, patients, caregivers and general readers. 

Medical tests information (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force)--An independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops rrecommendations for clinical preventive services. 

Medicare Resources Online--Reviews some of the many online Medicare resources. 

Medicare Today--Reaches out to Medicare beneficiaries who need reliable information on how to get the greatest value from their Medicare benefits. 

MedicineNet--Medical resource in easy-to-understand language. Updated by board-certified physicians. Has good pharmacological/drug information.

MedlinePlus.gov - MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

MedScape--Health and medical encyclopedia, e-journal, and resource meta-site for healthcare consumers and healthcare professionals. Tends to be more for healthcare professionals with supporting information for consumers.

MLA's 10 Most Useful Health Websites--The Medical Library Association provides this list for health consumers. 

MyPyramidTracker--An online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity information.

New Pyramid for Older Adults--An online dietary and physical activity assessment tool modified for older adults.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill--A non-profit, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. 

National Women's Health Information Center--Federal government source for women's health information.

NIH Health Information - Consumer guide to health

NIH Senior Health Info (English) /El Instituto Nacional Sobre el Envejecimiento (Spanish)--This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. 

NOAH : Consumer Health Information--A link to quality filtered consumer health information selected from a variety of consumer health resources. 

Nutridiary--Free food and exercise logging web application that tracks, analyzes, and graphs calories in, calories out, nutrients, weight, body fat, and BMI. 

NutritionData--Find nutrition facts, including food labels, calories, nutritional information and analysis that helps promote healthy eating by telling about the food. 

Nutrition Info: How to Read the Label on Food--In order to make healthy decisions when you shop for foods, you need to understand all the information on food labels.  Here's how to read a Nutrition Facts food label. 

Nutrition.Gov--Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. 

Parent & Child Online--Scholastic Parent & Child magazine delivers focused content for moms of children from birth to 12 years, helping them celebrate the "joy of family living and learning." 

Questions are the Answer - Making medical appointments more effective.

Senior Health--This easy-to use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. 

Story of Bipolar Disorder: Manic-Depressive Illness [PDF file] --Facts about the disorder plus a downloadable pamphlet of information.

Toxmap - Helps users create nationwide, regional, or local area maps showing where TRI chemicals are released on-site into the air, water, and ground.

Toxtown - An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places: such as carbon monoxide, asbestos, etc.

ALTERNATIVE/COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

Consumer Lab: Iests What is in Dietary Supplements and Herbs--Our Mission:  To identify the best quality health and nutritional products through independent testings. 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Alternative Medicine--Provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements and more. 

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database--The book version (full-text) is over 2000 pages and gives monographs on each natural ingredient plus updated helpful charts and tables.

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Database - Includes up-to-date safety alerts and great conditions-specific advice.

NURSING

Best of the Web: Nursing--Find the best information about Nursing from this directory of websites. 

ANA's Nursing World--Full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations, its organizational affiliates, and its workforce advocacy affiliate, the Center for American Nurses. 

California Nurses Association--Official website for the union representing registered nurses in California.  News, hospitals represented, membership information. 

California Nursing Students' Association--A constituent of the National Student Nurses Association.   

Guide to Nursing Programs--Nursing school ranking guide.  Learn how nursing school rankings are determined.  A complete guide to nursing education.

Lippincott's Online Nursing Journals--Find articles from over 50 trusted nursing journals, including AJN and Nursing 2009. 

Medicine, Nursing & Health - A guide from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville contains many useful links.

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)--Get the latest news, information, research, funding and training related to specific nursing areas. Among those areas of research are chronic and acute diseases, health promotion and maintenance, symptom management, health disparities, caregiving, self-management, and the end of life. 

Nursinglink--A web community where nurses can find the latest news, product reviews, training courses, career advice, job listings and more. 

Worldwide Nurse--Many links to nursing education opportunities, financial aid, careers, etc.