Wednesday, July 14, 2010

MedlinePlus: High-Quality Medical/Health Information

Many Internet users utilize the Internet to search for medical and health information. If you're one of those people, you know that the resources you find in an Internet search can range from outright quackery to credible, well-documented information provided by reliable experts. And you've probably wished that there were a way to limit your search to just the reliable information. Well, there is, and it’s been around for years.

Next time you’re searching for medical information on the web, try MedlinePlus at . Medline gathers medical information from only the most reputable sources. The director of the National Libraries of Medicine states:

“MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 800 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, easy-to-understand tutorials on common conditions, tests, and treatments, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: There is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.”

– Dr. Donald A. B. Lindberg

As always, if you have any questions about this resource, which is also linked from the University Library’s Medical and Health Sciences Page we’ll be happy to assist.

Thanks to Lori Northrup for providing the material for this posting

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