The following sites have come to our attention through various sources; their inclusion in this section does not indicate endorsement by Scientific Library staff.



  • AIDSource - National Library of Medicine's web portal for HIV/AIDS information offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists.
  • AIDSinfo – AIDS Education Global Information System; sponsored by NLM, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.
  • Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI) – resources about HAIs' programs and initiatives. HAI is dedicated to promoting research, education and leadership to end the AIDS epidemic.
  • HIVInSite – from the Univ. of California San Francisco, information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy.
  • International AIDS Society-USA – IAS-USA is a network of experienced HIV/AIDS experts, recognized for high-quality, independent educational programs including CME Courses, and development of Treatment Guidelines.
  • Johns Hopkins HIV Guide
  • NIH Researchers - "In Their Own Words" – from the Office of NIH History, recollections of NIH researchers from the early days of HIV/AIDS.




Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Trials

Consumer Health

  • Genetics Home Reference – from NLM, answers to genetics questions.
  • – gateway consumer health information web site produced by the U.S. Government.
  • Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products – from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems. Consumer summaries also available.
  • Mayo
  • MedicineNet – free medical reference with contents written by physicians practicing in a variety of specialties.
  • MEDLINEplus – free consumer health database with drug and disease information from NLM.
  • Medscape – from WebMD, for health professionals and consumers with medical news and information. Free registration is required.
  • Milestones in U.S. Food and Drug Law History – a description of milestones in the history of food and drug regulation in the U.S. from 1820-1998.
  • NIH Health Information – informataion on diseases under investigation by NIH or NIH-supported scientists, major NIH research areas, and important health-related topics.
  • NIH Senior Health Site – talking site with formats and topics tailored to the needs of older people from NIA and NLM.
  • PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset – a collaboration between the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Library of Medicine, the subset is designed to limit search results to and retrieve citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models.
  • Tox Town – From the National Library of Medicine (NLM), an animated, interactive tool for learning what toxic substances and environmental risks you may encounter in everday life.

Medical Reference

  • Harrison's Online – Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine online, a medical reference text. (NIH/NCI-F)
  • Health on the Net Foundation (HON) – a Swiss, not-for-profit portal to medical information on the Web.
  • Health Services / Technology Assessment Text – from NLM, a free Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making.
  • Merck Manuals Online – free online medical information from Merck.
  • Micromedex - The industry standard for more than 40 years, Micromedex Solutions provide hospitals and healthcare providers with a single source of clinical information — from need-to-know drug, pediatric, disease, lab, and toxicology information to comprehensive resources for patient and consumer education. (NIH/NCI-F)
  • National Library of Medicine Digital Collections - includes Images from the History of Medicine collection with thousands of historical medical images and other collections.
  • VigiAccess - The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened its database called VigiAccess to the public.  It provides suspected side-effects from various medicinal products but should not be used to assess if a medicine is bad or good.  Contains data sourced from VigiBase®, the WHO's global database for ADRs, maintained by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (the “UMC”). The UMC is the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring based in Uppsala, Sweden providing scientific leadership and operative support to the WHO Program for International Drug Monitoring (


Related Resources

  • Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance – from CDC, information about antibiotic-resistant bacteria with clinical and technical information for health professionals.
  • Arctic Health – from NLM, a public resource for information on the Arctic environment and health of the Northern peoples with evaluated health information from many local, state, national, and international agencies, professional societies and universities.
  • BrainWeb – from the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, an index to online resources related to brain diseases and disorder.
  • DPDx – from the CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases for laboratory identification and diagnosis of parasites of public health concern.
  • – designed to bring researchers with peer-reviewed, unfunded projects together with patient advocacy organizations and other funding sources to foster the funding of new research on chronic diseases and disabilities. From National Health Council and NIH.
  • National Center for Health Statistics – principal health statistics agency from CDC.