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Find a Federal Depository Library Near You

There are nearly 1,250 depository libraries throughout the United States and its territories. Explore publications, journals, electronic resources, microfiche, microfilm and more on hundreds of thousands of topics free of charge at Federal depository libraries.

Review Date: December 15, 2011

U.S. Government Printing Office

Asian American Health, National Library of Medicine

This web resource provides links to an assortment of documents, web sites,and databases on health issues affecting Asian Americans.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Chinese Community Health Resource Center: Wellness Library

Find health information that is precise, updated, and linguistically and culturally sensitive to the Chinese community. Bilingual health education materials, newsletters and articles are reviewed by physicians of the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA).

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Chinese Community Health Resource Center

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)

LactMed is a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It gives information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible harmful effects in the nursing infant.

Review Date: September 28, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Find a Medical Library

Locate a library in your state or territory to find consumer health information and services.

Review Date: November 28, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Health Information in ASL (American Sign Language)

Browse and find health information by health topic offered in American Sign Language (ASL).

Review Date: November 09, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Medical/Health Sciences Libraries on the Web

Locate medical libraries organized by state in this directory maintained by the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

MEDLINE/PubMed

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Review Date: November 28, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing

What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites? Here are some suggestions.

Review Date: November 07, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Men's Health Library

Search for news, publications, research, and initiatives related to men's health issues.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

Men's Health Network

National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical library. Find information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

Review Date: November 28, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

National Library of Medicine's LOCATORplus

Find out what books, journals, audiovisuals, manuscripts, and other items are contained in the National Library of Medicine. Search LOCATORplus by author, subject, title, conference name, keyword and other specific fields. Link to online journals and access other NLM resources.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Use this form or call 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323) to locate a library offering free braille and audio materials available to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

Library of Congress

National Network of Libraries of Medicine® Fact Sheet

Locate contact information for the eight regional libraries that comprise the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms Widget

Myelosuppression? Neoadjuvant therapy? Gleason score? Give your website visitors instant access to over 7,200 cancer definitions by adding the new National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms widget to your website or blog.

Review Date: August 07, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Patient and Family Resource Centers

Patient and family resource centers take a variety of forms from one institution to the next. Most begin as a consumer-oriented health library, usually offering information on community resources and services. Many expand to include opportunities for peer support and recreational reading.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

Institute for Family-Centered Care

PlaneTree-Affiliated Health Resource Centers and Consumer Health Libraries

Planetree-Affiliated Health Resource Centers and Consumer Health Libraries are located throughout the United States. Find a center in your area to answer your health-related concerns and questions.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

PlaneTree Health Information Center

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages

SPIRAL is a free web resource that connects people to authoritative health information in Asian languages. Resources are available in Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information