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


  • Alzheimer's Dementia Education & Referral Center (ADEAR) –  ADEAR is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) which conducts and supports research about health issues for older people, and is the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer's disease research.  As a public, U.S. Government-funded resource, the ADEAR Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  Information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures, and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity. 
  • AlzPED -  From NIA and NIH, AlzPED is a publicly available, searchable, data resource that aims to increase the transparency, reproducibility and translatability of preclinical efficacy studies of candidate therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA) - NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.


  • 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 Trials

  • Cancer Clinical Trials – from Univ. of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  • CenterWatch – Clinical Trials Listing Service with resources for patients and professionals.
  • Clinical Trials - National Cancer Institute – clinical cancer trials.
  • – from NIH, a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the U.S. and around the world.
  • The Cochrane Library – Cochrane Collaboration produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. The Clinical Trials link is in the section under 'Browse' / 'Other Resources'. (NIH/FNLCR)
  • OpenTrials - a search engine of information on clinical trials and a collaboration between Open Knowledge International and Dr. Ben Goldacre from the University of Oxford DataLab.  It aims to locate, match, and share globally all publicly accessible data and documents on all trials conducted, and on all medicines and other treatments.  The beta version of the OpenTrials database is now open to the public.

Consumer Health

  • – 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.
  • NIH Health Information – information on diseases under investigation by NIH or NIH-supported scientists, major NIH research areas, and important health-related topics.
  • 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 every day 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.
  • 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.
  • Brain Connections – 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.



Date Last Updated: 10/30/2019