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Federal Government Web Sites
"An award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. It links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations."
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 Worlds 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.
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.