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Associations & Organizations
Your patients and clients may ask for additional information about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, support, and options for themselves or a loved one. These sites are intended for the non-practitioner and provide links to a wealth of information about a variety of diseases, conditions, health and wellness issues.
A gateway consumer health information site from the US government. Provides links to databases, websites, publications, agencies and support groups.
Health on the Net
A not-for-profit international foundation dedicated to rating medical and health websites. Click on HONsearch to search reliable health websites.
Lab Tests Online
This site is managed by clinical lab professionals for patients or caregivers to better understand the many lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis for a broad range of conditions and diseases.
This site is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
National Women's Health Information Center
Provides information on over 800 topics relating to the health of women and girls. Provides tools, health calculators, quizzes and checklists for health promotion.
Office of Adolescent Health
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides links to resources on a variety of topics including mental health, substance abuse and reproductive health.
Successful Web Searching Tips
Get More Out of Google
This useful infographic introduces some useful search strategies to better use Google for academic searches. Please keep in mind that this is primarily for non-academic sources (i.e., those things you would normally find on the Library webpage).
Search within a domain (.gov, .edu, etc.) to focus your search on potentially more trustworthy sources:
- site:.gov = government sites
- site:.edu = educational sites (not always colleges!)
- site:.org = some reputable organizations (make sure to evaluate!)