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"The medical sources that OMS queries are carefully selected to provide users with reliable and definitive information from reputable sources."



"Innovative Medical search engine powered by Deep Web Technologies. Click on the full-text button to restrict a search to free and fully available articles or use advanced search to find articles by title, author, date, or publishing agency.


All the Virology on the WWW: Features information about viruses, virology, microbiology and infectious disease. This comprehensive index site has information for virologists, students, patients, and much more.


AMSER: "The Applied Math and Science Education Repository is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use." Click on Medicine to view resources in medicine.


Annual Reviews in the Biomedical and Physical Sciences: Free abstracts of articles from 1984 to present with a minimal cost for full-text articles from the latest research in the field.


ASM Journals: Use the High Wire hosted Journals Search Engine to locate full-text articles or abstracts by title or alphabetical link list. Some articles are available online for $25.00 on a pay-per-article basis.


BEI Resources: Resource links are provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Topics include: Category A, B, and C priority pathogens, emerging infectious disease agents, non-pathogenic microbes and other microbiological materials of relevance to the research community.


Best of the Web Directory: Infectious Diseases: A list of links to major internet sites covering categories in infectious disease.


BioMed Central: BioMed Central is an open access publisher of online journals. "This database covers over 100 Open Access Journals covering all areas of Biology and Medicine."


Bio-Medicine: Web portal devoted to biological and medical technolgy. This free service provides breaking news about the latest discoveries and research projects in the subjects of biology and medicine.


Biotechnology Resources: Use this index to locate research on the human brain, human diseases, and other major topics in biology and medicine.


CancerNet: A searchable database by keyword only. The American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people with cancer by advancing cancer research, patient information, physician education, and access to care. The ASCO is responsible for the information on this site.

Cancer News: A searchable database to the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Extensive definitions of health topics and diseases in alphabetical order provided by this government agency. To access the latest medical information on chronic conditions, human diseases and public health, use the following link: CDC WONDER. Also available on CDC Wonder are a wide variety of public health reports and medical statistics.


Clinical Preventive Services: Full text guides prepared by the Clinical Preventive Services Task Force, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the guides include screening tests for various physical ailments.


Clinical Trials: " is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details."


Columbia University Gastroenterology Web: Departmental website containing indexes to full text medical reports on digestive and liver diseases plus additional links to molecular and cellular biology.


Directory of Open Access Journals: "This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are over 700 journals in the directory." Search by title or subject.


Dr Recommend: "Staff doctors offer a guide through the Medical Internet, journal articles, and other resources for professionals and patients. This is the official site of the MEDQUEST TV show and the host of medical search engines."


Drug Information Portal: "The National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. Resources include the NLM search systems useful in searching for a drug, NLM research resources, resources organized by audience and class, and other NIH and government resources such as FDA and CDC."


Echo: Exploring & Collecting History Online: "The site incorporates the WWW Virtual Library for the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Industry - an index of nearly 5,000 websites, many with excerpts and annotations. Since 2001 the Echo project has used the Internet to collect and present the history of science, technology, and industry. Echo provides a centralized guide and portal for those seeking websites on the history of science and technology. This guide helps researchers find the exact information they need while also granting curious browsers a forum for exploration."


Free Medical Journals: Free online acess to important medical journals in full-text. Free medical textbooks are also available in full text online, sorted by specialty.


Gateway to Neuroscience Resources: "The SfN Neuroscience Database Gateway provides links to five main types of database: Databases of experimental data, Knowledge bases, Software tools for neuroscience, Bioinformatics resources, Providers of research materials, All neuroscience databases."


Hardin Meta Directory: Use this site provided by the University of Iowa Health Sciences Library to access subjects in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and other reference sources.


Health and Medicine Resources: Provided by EMT Associates, this site offers helpful links to health resources in a variety of subject headings such as Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Harm Reduction and Youth and Families. This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion as a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies.


Health Finder: " is a Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations."


Healthline: Infectious Diseases: Healthline offers research tools to locate specific infectious diseases including causes, dagnosis, and treatment.


Health On the Net Foundation: A portal for searching medical and genetic information by some of the world's foremost experts on telemedicine in Geneva, Switzerland. Use this guide to search for reliable sources in healthcare.


Health Sciences Libraries: Medical Resources: Find information in the following resource types: Top Sites, What's New, Alerting & Preprint Services, Clinical Practice Guidelines & Evidence-Based Medicine, Databases & Indexes, Electronic Journals, Electronic Texts, Medical Images, Reference Resources, Societies/Organizations, Statistics, Tutorials & Continuing Medical Education, Web Sites, Web Sites - Conferences.


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Medhunt: A portal for searching medical and genetic information by some of the world's foremost experts on telemedicine in Geneva, Switzerland. Use this site, "Health on the Net Foundation" to do keyword searches in medicine.


Medical Reference Guide: The University of Maryland Medical Center provides this comprehensive medical reference guide that includes more than 50,000 pages of medically-reviewed health content including a medical encyclopedia, adrug interaction tool, and a pregnancy center. Gran parte de la guía también está disponible en español.


MedLinePlus: Medical information provided by the National Library of Medicine including coverage on drugs, diseases, consumer health and preventitive treatments.  Additional resources include a direct link to the MEDLINE database of "references to more than 11 million articles published in 4,300 biomedical journals."  Without a paid subscription to this medical database, you will only get the citation and summary of the articles; you may get some full-text articles.


Medscape: "Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and education tools. After a simple, one time, free registration, Medscape automatically delivers to you the specialty site that best fits your profile." Requires free registration. "A microbiology information portal containing a vast collection of resources including articles, news, frequently asked questions, and links pertaining to the field of microbiology."


National Network for Immunization Information: To evaluate medical information on the Internet, particularly the accuracy of information on immunizations, use the recommended links to reliable medical topics on this website.


Neurosciences on the Internet: Create a free user account to access all of the National Center for Biotechnology Information's resoures such as: databases, downloads, and tools for students.


NIAMS: "The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases." This site includes a health information index that provides questions and answers to on many health problems.


On-Line Medical Dictionary: "OMD is a searchable dictionary created by Dr Graham Dark and contains terms relating to biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics, plant biology, radiobiology, science and technology. It includes: acronyms, jargon, theory, conventions, standards, institutions, projects, eponyms, history, in fact anything to do with medicine or science."


Pathogen Portal: A service of the Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) for Infectious Diseases program, a continuation and expansion of a program initiated in 2004, consists of five centers, each specializing in a different group of pathogens. The program is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and maintained by The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.


PLOS Pathogens: Free peer-reviewed open-access journal articles in full text.


Prescription Drug Information: First launched in 1996 as a source to find lists or directories of information in health and medicine, this Hardin MD site provides links to Drug Information and Resources. Created and maintained by the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.


Public Library of Science: "This is the web site of the Public Library of Science, a nonprofit open access publisher founded by scientists and phsysicians in October 2000. PLoS provides peer-reviewed, open access journals in biology, medicine, genetics, pathogens, and tropical diseases."


PubMed Central: "PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature. Access to PMC is free and unrestricted." Many articles are available online in full text but if not, then an abstract is given. Search journals by subject or title.


Scholarly Sport Sites: "This subject directory brings together the websites which will assist the serious sports researcher, kinesiology librarian, sport information specialist, college/university student and faculty. An Index to Sport Subjects provides the access to the specific parts of this website. A keyword search engine is also provided below."


SciNet: SciNet is a public directory that allows you to search links in major science subject areas.


SearchMedica: " SearchMedica Primary Care offers a specialist's view of the Internet. Using expertise from Consultant, the best read journal for primary care and family practioners, and its editors, SearchMedica Primary Care presents results from Web sites dedicated to practising medical professionals. SearchMedica Primary Care doesn't search the entire Web. Following guidance from Consultant's Editorial Board, it searches on well-known, credible journals, systematic reviews, clinical trials and evidence-based articles that are written and edited for clinicians practising in primary care, internal and family medicine."


Specialized Information Services: " The Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for information resources and services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and specialized topics in minority health."


University of Virginia Health System: " The University of Virginia Health System homepage is the official Internet site for the Health System. The purpose of the homepage is to provide a single point of entry to information and services that are provided by departments within the Health System."


US Oncology Cancer Resources: Includes "several links to sites that provide useful information about the disease, how it is screened and how every man and woman can contribute to the effort to eliminate breast cancer from our lives."


Welch Medical Library: A comprehensive list of resources selected and organized collaboratively by Informationists and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students, plus a list organized alphabetically by topic.

American Society for Clinical Pathology: "Founded in 1922, ASCP is a professional society with 100,000 members working as pathologists, residents and other physicians, pathologists' assistants, laboratory professionals, medical students and laboratory students. Based in Chicago with offices in Washington, DC, and Indianapolis, IN, ASCP provides excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals."


Annals of Internal Medicine: "The leading journal for studies in internal medicine is available in full text from 1994 to the current issue."


Autism Information Center: CDC seeks to give people accurate and timely information about public health and the Autism Spectrum Disorders. AIC is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the direction of the Department of Health and Human Services.


California Institute of Medical Science: CAIOMS is committed to providing impeccable laboratory training to individuals from all backgrounds through academic and hands on training and provides students with the opportunity to achieve their highest potential as a medical professional.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: An online self-study course on infectious diseases in full text: Priciples of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, 3rd edition: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics.


Cinahl Information Systems: Very comprehensive website for nursing resources.


Clinical Trials: This site is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. Provided is information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.


Columbia University Health Sciences: The site provides full text access to the Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and the Columbia Public Health Magazine.


eMedicine: This site is an open access comprehensive medical textbook for all clinical fields which contains over 6,500 articles, and has over 10,000 contributors. Registration is free.


Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal: Current research articles on human diseases available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Evaluating Vaccine and Immunization Information: The National Network for Immunization Information has provided this list of resources for reliable health information. Also included are tips on evaluating the worthiness and reliabilty of health sites on the Internet.


Exploring Life's Origins: This website is part of a multimedia exhibit at the Museum of Science and includes animations and illustrations to help describe origins of life research and theories. Illustrations and animations may be downloaded in the Resources for Educators section, and have been provided by Janet Iwasa, a NSF Discovery Corps Postdoctoral Fellow, in collaboration with Jack Szostak and his laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital; and the Current Science and Technology team at the Museum of Science.


Genes and Disease:  This e-book, "Genes and Disease, is a collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause. These genetic disorders are organized by the parts of the body that they affect. As some diseases affect various body systems, they appear in more than one chapter."


Genetic Science Learning Center: A joint research project of the University of Utah Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, School of Medicine, and Utah Museum of Natural History in the area of Genetic Science.


Georgia Reaserch Alliance Library: The GRA, specialists in university-based-research, have provided free access to it's many publications focusing on scientific research and discovery in medical technologies.


Global Library of Women's Medicine:  This site is a free resource designed to support the medical profession in their care of women and features 442 specialist chapters plus surgical videos, diagnostic atlases and laboratory tests. Edited by Dr. John Sciarra, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Northwestern University Medical School.


Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library: A medical library with tutorials for online medical databases and web resources compiled by the Yale University School of Medicine. This site provides information on the goal of the President and Congress to pass comprehensive health reform this year in order to control rising health care costs, guarantee choice of doctor, and assure high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.


Histology World!: This site provides histology games, entertainment, and educational materials from Sarah Bellham.


History of Medicine: "The National Library of Medicine houses one of the world's largest history of medicine collections. We collect, preserve, and make available to researchers and the public, print and non-print materials that document the history of medicine, health, and disease in all time periods and cultures."


Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Recent biomedical research on mutant genes and hereditary diseases including the latest information on the Human Genome Project. Go to the featured link "Blazing a Genetic Trail" for the latest information on genetic research.


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases: Free access to current research articles published on the internet.


Lab Tests Online: Lab Tests Online has been designed to help patients and family caregivers to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. For medical professionals, this site can serve as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science. The site is produced by AACC and is the result of a collaboration of professional societies representing the laboratory community.


Laboratorie Luxembourgeois d'Analyses Medicales: A number of affiliated laboratories throughout Europe focused on blood analysis and immunopathology.


LactMed Search: "The Drugs and Lactation Database is a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider."


Library of the National Medical Society: An online medical reference library with full text access to Full Text Medical Book Library, Journal of Medicine and other major medical journals and other medical reference sources. "For access to these major medical journals the library subscription is a mere $9.95 for one year (one-time charge only) for all journals, online diagnosis, and online textbooks. After subscribing, you will be able to view all reference textbooks, all articles in full text, and all previous issues."

Marshall's Community Health Library: Local public library for medical research in Placerville at 681 Main Street, Suite 103 (Midtown Mall) in Placerville. This Health Library serves Marshall Hospital and the local community.


Medical News Today: The largest independent health and medical news website on the Internet, this website is divided into several sections: Health News, Health Videos and Forums. The news section alone has 117 medical categories/specialities and over 100,000 archived articles, all available free of charge.


Medicine OnLine: "A commercial on-line medical information service, providing healthcare professionals and consumers a convenient place to obtain medical information at any time. The service also serves as a gateway to access other health information services on the Internet."


Mendelian Inheritance in Man from the National Center for Biotechnology Information Genetic Disorders: "This database is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins."


Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Full text availability to selected chapters to this outstanding reference work on medicine.


National Library of Medicine: The largest medical library in the United States including access to Medline/Pubmed.


Neurosurgery: News and publications on the subject of Neurosurgery provided by the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia.


OncoLink: "OncoLink provides comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances." Sponsored by te Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.


PDR Health: The Physician's Desktop Reference provides drug information and health news.


Profiles in Science: "This site celebrates twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health. It makes the archival collections of prominent scientists, physicians, and others who have advanced the scientific enterprise available to the public through modern digital technology."


Scientific Psychic: Created and maintained by Programmer Antonio Zamora of the American Chemical Society, "Scientific Psychic is a web site dedicated to the exploration of language and the human mind with the objective of encouraging critical thinking and a healthy life style." Click the links on the home page to find sections on ESP, mind puzzles, personality tests, health and educational software programs.


Telomeres: TA Sciences is a medical research team that is providing the latest discoveries in Telomere Biology, especially as it affects human aging. Telomeres are buffers, protective pieces of DNA material at the ends of each and every chromosome in every cell in the body.


Visible Human: "The Visible Human Project has generated over 18000 digitized sections of the human body. This introduction and tour uses images and animals from the project to teach key concepts in human anatomy."


Whole Brain Atlas: This atlas created Keith A. Johnson M.D. and J. Alex Becker, Ph.D. of Harvard medical school, provide neuroimaging for the normal brain, cerebrovascular disease, neoplastic disease, degenerative disease, and inflammatory or infectious disease.