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National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEplus
MEDLINEplus health information from the National Library of Medicine
Description MedlinePlus is an authoritative source of general information on health topics provided from the National Library of Medline, the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Both health professionals and consumers can depend on it for authoritative and up to date information. It includes information on diseases and conditions, lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and the latest health news.
Description "MEDLINEplus offers free public searches to MEDLINE, long the premier bibliographic database for medical information, as well as access to a vast amount of other information for the health care consumer. There are seven major access points: 'Health Topic, ' Dictionaries, ' 'Search Database, ' 'Clearinghouses, ' 'Directories, ' 'MEDLINE, ' 'Organizations, ' 'Publications/News, ' and 'Libraries.' By selecting a particular Health Topic, a user may access Internet resources from government agencies or private sites such as Mayo Health Oasis. A notable limitation of this site is the fact that many documents retrieved in searches of the MEDLINE database itself are not freely available."--Reviewed Feb. 25, 1999. "Best Free Reference Web Sites 1999," RUSA Quarterly, Fall 1999. Comp. by the MARS Best Free Websites Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Publisher U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Dept. of Health & Human Services
Rights Freely accesible to the public via the Internet.