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Federal Government Web Sites
Drug Information Portal
The National Library of Medicine has a new site for drug information that is easy to search for reliable and easily comprehensible information that is current. Sources are generally key government agencies. This is a site you will use again and again.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National clearing house for information on infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats
National Institutes of Health
NIH's mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
National Institute of Nursing Research
Promotes research in the following areas: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease, Improving Quality of Life, Eliminating Health Disparities, Setting Directions for End-of-Life Research.
National Library of Medicine
The world's largest medical library.
Health Services Research Projects in Progress
A database of citations to research-in-progress funded by federal and foundation grants and contracts.
AHRQ Agency for Health care Research & Quality
Provides information on such areas as disaaster preparedness, quality and patient safety, datasets and research findings.
Surgical Suite - OSHA
Teaching e-tool provides information about health hazards related to surgical suites in hospitals.
From the National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health. This site provides patient level information on a wide variety of medical subjects.
Also from the National Library of Medicine, Pub Med provides the most comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the medical literature available.
MedBioWorld is a premier online resource portal for professional medical and biotechnology information.
American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
This site contains educational material aimed at those preparing for undergraduate and postgraduate surgical examinations. It includes clinical tutorials, a journal club, multiple choice questions, revision notes, slide library, discussion
Surgical Technology Web
This website from Spartanburg Community College will provide students with information to support their training.
Remember to always evaluate a website before using it for research purposes.
Some criteria for evaluating websites include:
You can always ask a librarian or your professor for an opinion about a specific website.
PSB Test Resources
Here, you will find sample questions for the HOAE, a guide to understanding your test results, and more--all straight from the PSB!
Test and Resume Preparation (ISL)
The LearningExpress Library offers practice tests designed for those going into various medical fields. Using "psb hoae" as your search keywords will bring up their Health Careers Practice Entrance Tests, which are intended for students preparing to take the HOAE and other related exams.
Anatomy on the Internet
A list of reliable Web pages from Loyola University.
The Visible Human Project
The NLM Visible Human Project has created publicly-available complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of a human male body and a human female body.
The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.