Reference Materials - Health and Medicine

AHRQ Patient Safety Network
"The latest annotated links to patient safety literature, news, and more."

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

The American Journal of Psychiatry
The online presence for the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association.

The Annals of Family Medicine
The online presence for this peer-reviewed journal.

Billings Area Health Sciences Information Consortium (bahsic)
bahsic is "a group of public and private libraries that work together to meet the information needs of health sciences professionals, students and consumers in the Billings area."

Brain Injury Association of America
"The mission of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury."

Brain Trauma Foundation
Provides information about traumatic brain injuries.

Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts
A "web-based resource of cardiovascular physiology concepts."

CDC Stacks
"CDC Stacks is a free, digital archive of scientific research and literature produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."

Center for Medical Consumers
A website that "takes a critical look at the scientific evidence supporting common treatment decisions.  The recurring themes include overdiagnosis and its consequences, how to recognize unnecessary treatment, how to understand inflated claims for screening tests and preventive drug therapy."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Classics in the History of Psychology
Provides "the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines," either on its own site or via links to other sites, including both articles and books. From York Univiersity.

Cleveland Clinic
Health information from Cleveland Clinic.
" is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world."

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Dorland's Medical Dictionary

Epocrates Online
Information about drugs, including interactions.

Genes and Disease
"A collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause" from the National Library of Medicine.

Genetics Home Reference
"[I]nformation about the effects of genetic variations on human health" from the National Library of Medicine.

Get Body Smart
A fully animated ebook of human anatomy and physiology that includes tutorials and quizzes.

H1N1 (Influenza) Searchable Information Center
A searchable database of information about H1N1 from
A government website to explain the health insurance marketplace and the Affordable Care Act.
Health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Healthline BodyMaps
"BodyMaps is an interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D. With easy-to-use navigation, users can search multiple layers of the human anatomy, view systems and organs down to their smallest parts, and understand in detail how the human body works."
Provides critical evaluations of health-related stories in the news.

History of Medicine
Digital resources about the history of medicine from the National Library of Medicine.

The History of Vaccines
Information from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Hospital Compare
Information about hospitals from the government's Medicare website.

Household Products Database
"Health and safety information on household products." From the National Library of Medicine.

The Human Genome Project Information Archive 1990-2003
Provides "historical documents detailing the history of the HGP from the project's beginnings in 1989 until it was completed in 2003."

Johns Hopkins Medicine News Roundup - PodMed
"PodMed is a weekly discussion of the latest medical news" from Johns Hopkins.

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

A resource for parents, kids, and teenagers about children's health.

The Mayo Clinic

Medical Mnemonics
"A free, non-profit, online searchable database of medical mnemonics to help remember the important details."

Health information from the National Library of Medicine.

MedlinePlus Anatomy Videos
"Animated videos [that] show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them." From the National Library of Medicine.

A search engine that searches the deep web for medical information.

The Merk Manual Home Health Handbook
Free online access to the Merk Manual. "Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis."

Montana Academy of Physician Assistants
Provides news, updates, and membership information for PAs and PA students in Montana.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
"The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders." From the National Institutes of Health.

Health information from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati.

NIH Stem Cell Information
Information about stem cells from the National Institutes of Health.

NLM Digital Collections
"Digital Collections is the National Library of Medicine's free online archive of biomedical books and videos. All of the content in Digital Collections is freely available worldwide and, unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM's rich, historical resources."

A search engine for all of the National Library of Medicine's databases.

PDQ-NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database
"PDQ (Physician Data Query) is NCI's comprehensive cancer database. It contains summaries on a wide range of cancer topics; a registry of 8,000+ open and 19,000+ closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and a directory of professionals who provide genetics services. PDQ also contains the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, with definitions for 6,800+ cancer and medical terms, and the NCI Drug Dictionary, which has information on 2,300+ agents used in the treatment of cancer or cancer-related conditions." From the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

Open access, peer-reviewed articles focused on the biological and medical sciences.

Physician Assistant History Society

"PubMed comprises more than 23 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." From the National Library of Medicine.

A biomedical search engine. Be sure to read the front page for tips on how to use the search engine.

Free medicine-related flashcards created by users.

RWJF DataHub
"The RWJF DataHub tracks state-level data and allows users to customize and visualize facts and figures on key health and health care topics." From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

A medical search engine.

Consumer information on skin cancer from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Toxicology information from the National Library of Medicine.
"An interactive study aid for must-know anatomy."

Women's Health Policy
Information on women's health issues from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The World Health Organization

Back to Reference Materials