Welcome to the Allied Health Library! Use the links below to find academic journal articles, study aids, and other information to use in your research project. If you need help.
- More than 2,097 leading allied health and nursing journals going back decades.
- Also includes videos, dissertations, e-books, and study paths
- The Basic Search Video provides quick video introduction.
- Free online medical database maintained by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
- Click ‘Free full text‘ in the left hand filters to see only articles available for free
- Contains over 24 million full text records on all medical subjects
- Watch the 1 minute search video – as part of their full online training
- Watch this 1 minute video to learn to limit your search to only resources in the medical area.
- Look for links to the PdFs on the right of the search screen.
- Continually updated list of major free medical websites on specialized topics such as:
- The BEPress Digital Commons Network is an open source institutional repository which makes the scholarly output of several universities and institutions freely available
- Medicine and Health Sciences subject area contains over 32,000 works from 203 institutions
- A tutorial on using the Digital Commons Network can be found here
- Brings together free resources from America’s archives libraries, archives, and museums
- Striving to contain the full breadth of human expression, this portal currently provide access to over 5,000,000 resources
- Use the bookshelf tab or the search bar to navigate to the search interface or find resources on a particular topic
- “The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact”
- Thousands of open access journals with full text articles
- Subjects covered include dentistry, medicine, nursing, public health and more.
- Database of peer-reviewed and commented pictures
- A visual reference and educational supplement for ophthalmologists, general physicians, and medical students.
- A database of over 2,000 digital images, audio clips and video clips covering the areas of dermatology, ObGyn, neuroanatomy, neurology, pathology, biochemistry and cardiology.
- Provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
- Focuses on the social and historical aspects of medicine
- Created by a Working Group and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC’s pictures
- Content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science and is presented as single images, image sets and multimedia files
- Complete anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representation of the normal male and female human bodies, a project supported by the National Library of Medicine
- This atlas of the human brain includes still pictures and movies
- The National Cancer Institute’s Visuals Online database contains images from the collection of the Communication Services Branch and Mass Media Office of the Office of Communications, National Cancer Institute
- Contents include general biomedical and science-related images, cancer-specific scientific and patient care-related images, and portraits of the director and staff at the National Cancer Institute
- All images are in the public domain
- Population, housing, income, and business statistics from the U.S.
- Government statistics on diseases
- Charts, maps, and data related to health care quality, disparities, and health systems performance for the U.S.
- Health data for each county in the United States.
- A two part course covering the effective use of health statistics, their sources, and how to effectively interpret and use them
- Information from 16 states provided by the CDC website.
- MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
- Weekly publication of the CDC based on reports from state health departments
- The nation’s principal health statistics agency, providing statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people
- Statistics on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in the United States
- Cause-of-death information broken into geographic areas by the CDC
- Excellent source of government statistics from the US Census Bureau
- Links to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the WHO
Websites (by subject)
Government Agencies and Information Websites
- Provides access to two CDC online journals: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Formerly the Health Care Financing Administration
- The U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services
- Includes information on health and social science research, Medicare, Medicaid, and financial assistance and services for low-income families
- The FDA protects the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation
- Full text of the government’s health promotion plan, with links to related sites.
- The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council (NRC) cooperate to provide up-to-date information for the public about science, technology, and health policy issues within their mandates
- Includes free full-text of thousands of e-books published by the National Academies Press.
- Overviews of cancer types, plus information on clinical trials and cancer topics.
- A health information referral service
- Puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers
- Primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research and is comprised of 27 institutes and centers
- Leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life
- The world’s largest biomedical library
- Meant to act as a supplemental resource after local, regional, and other national resources have been contacted.
- A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies including research and development result
- The United Nations specialized agency for health.
Government Health Policy Websites
- Full text of the government’s health promotion plan, with links to related site
- Published by National Center for Biotechnology Information
- Geared towards nurses
- Created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Medical Ethics Websites
- Sets forth principles for the ethical practice of physical therapy
- A comprehensive collection of ethics-related web sites covering health care ethics institutes and organizations.
- Collage of annotated web links providing background information and various positions on issues in bioethics.
- An open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the ethics of medical research and practice
Medical Associations and Organizations
- Educational site for patients, family members, and health professionals.
- This searchable site has information and news for allergy sufferers and care providers
- Includes medications guides and a special area for children.
- A non-profit professional organization dedicated to supporting clinicians who are involved in the Resident Assessment Instrument/Minimum Data Set (RAI/MDS) process
- General information, resources, and support services for cancer patients and their families.
- The nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy
- The nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals
- Aims to promote optimal nutrition, health and well-being
- The premier association of health information management professionals.
- The nation’s largest physician group
- Advocates on the issues related to health
- Organization dedicated to the development and application of medical informatics in the support of patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration.
- Professional organization aimed at advancing the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice and promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace
- A national professional organization fostering advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education
- A nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology
- The professional organization of perioperative registered nurses whose mission is to support registered nurses in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures
- FAQs about autism, with a large selection of on-line information packets on a variety of related subjects.
- This nonprofit organization provides updates on research, legislation, and other news
- Use the well-organized Answer Place section to research specific topics in epilepsy.
- Overviews of cancer types, plus information on clinical trials and cancer topics
- News, treatment information, and resources for patients and providers dealing with MS
- Supports excellence in nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing healthcare environment
- A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare “orphan” diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them
- National organization which strives to increase public awareness about stroke prevention, symptom recognition, treatment options and rehabilitation
- RESNA promotes the adaptation and use of assistive technology by disabled people
- Includes a list of certified professionals able to assess technology needs and articles for educators and parents of special needs students.
- The AHA is a national organization representing hospitals, health care organizations, and patients
- International professional organization of healthcare executives
- Publishes Healthcare Executive, and its journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management
- National Nurses United, with close to 160,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history