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Health & Medicine

Research Databases

  • Alt Health Watch

    Offering full-text articles from more than 180 international journals and reports, this resource focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    A resource to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition

    A reference resource that provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, pamphlets, as well as over 130 health reference books and nearly 10,000 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English & Spanish).

  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

    A resource that provides access to 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including strong coverage of nursing and allied health.

  • Medline

    An index of millions of records covering all areas of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences.

Selected Websites


Mental Health

  • American Association of Suicidology

    Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.  The home page provides links to Crisis Centers, Survivor of Suicide Support Groups, and a Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

    Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.

  • Mental Health America

    Non-profit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

  • National Institute of Mental Health

    The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.  A government sponsored website providing information and referrals for those suffering from mental illness and those researching this area.

Drug Information

Hospitals Clinics and Providers

  • Best Hospitals

    Each year U.S. News magazine ranks U.S. hospitals. Use this site to find a "top" hospital by specialty or geographic area.

  • Health Grades

    Private company that offers quality ratings for hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, & other health institutions.

  • Minnesota Health Scores

    Nonprofit site that reports quality measurements for health care providers.

  • Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care

    MNHPC lists hospice and palliative care provider members in both rural and metro areas of Minnesota.

Paying for Health Care

  • Bridge to Benefits - Children's Defense Fund Minnesota

    Minnesota low-cost or free health care directory.

  • Health Insurance Marketplace

    All Americans will have access to affordable health insurance options. The Marketplace will allow individuals and small businesses to compare health plans on a level playing field.  You can apply for health coverage, compare all your options, and enroll in a plan in one streamlined application through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

  • MNSure

    MNSure is a new, one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can find and compare health plans, and choose the coverage that fits their needs.  MNSure offers low rates and help paying for health insurance.

  • Together Rx Access Program

    Sponsored by a group of pharmaceutical firms, this program offers a discount card for prescription drugs to those who qualify.


  • Cancer Care

    Free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

  • National Cancer Institute

    Cancer Information Center.  National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

General Health and Medicine

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Provides fact sheets, disease prevention information, and health topics from A to Z, health data and statistics.

  • Minnesota Department of Health

    Minnesota health information, statistics, and information on obtaining birth, death, and paternity certificates.

  • Minnesota Health Care Programs

    Application and renewal forms for programs within the State of Minnesota.

  • Minnesota Health Information

    A guide to health care quality & cost in Minnesota, provided by the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • PubMed, index of magazine articles

    PubMed comprises more than 22 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.

  • The New England Journal of Medicine

    The New England Journal of Medicine is the oldest continuously published medical periodical, completing its second century of service to the medical community in 2012.  Subscriptions are available, but a large volume of data is available for free.

  • World Health Organization

    Provides information on global health risks and precautions.

Fitness and Nutrition

  • Choose My Plate

    MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. CNPP and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) are agencies of USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. 


    Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
    A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA.

Patient Help Sites

  • Directory of Health Organizations

    Toll-free numbers for over 300 organizations provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Quackwatch

    Quackwatch is an international non-profit network of people concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.


Diseases and Conditions

  • provides one-stop access to U.S. Government seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), H3N2, and pandemic flu information.  A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services .

  • Health Topics A-Z

    Articles from the National Institutes of Health, an organization dedicated to researching health issues and providing information to the public and healthcare professionals.


    A government Web site where you will find current information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.  A Federal Government Web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. is sponsored by the National Health Information Center

  • Mayo Clinic Health Site

    Provides health care and disease information.

  • WebMDHealth

    News and articles on medical topics.  Includes a Symptom Checker where information can be obtained based on the symptoms experienced.

Children's Health


    Information on raising a healthy child from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • KidsHealth

    Provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health data.

Laboratory Tests and Procedures


Alternative and Complementary Medicine

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