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General Medical Information

Finding Online Health Information

This resource from offers short and simple video lessons to help you understand how to access reliable sources for health information, and how to avoid potentially harmful information.


From the National Library of Medicine:

  • Reliable, up-to-date information on a wide-range of health topics written in plain language
  • Health Topics is a good starting point for most health information inquiries, including those topics listed below with additional resources
  • Easy-to-read materials, health information in multiple languages
  • Directories for doctors and other healthcare providers
  • Health information in multiple languages by language and by topic

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Information

  • Health information phone numbers
  • “Clear Health” section providing basic health information by topic
  • How to talk to your doctor and prepare for a health appointment

Family Doctor

  • Clear, easy to read information provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Topics covered include diseases and conditions, wellness and prevention, family health, and health care management.

Drug Information Portal

From the NIH:

  • Information on approximately 80,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Search by drug name or category 

Find Information on these Topics:


Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Heart Disease

Mental Health


Nutritional & Dietary Supplements

Resources for Teens

Resources for Veterans

Vaccination Information

Researching Health Topics

Evaluating Health Information

Search for Research Articles

eBooks and eAudiobooks

eBook Collection

Enrich your understanding of health topics with this collection of e-books and e-audiobooks on movement, fitness, health literacy and more. These resources were funded through a grant from the Network of the National Library of Medicine.