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Health Reference Center

Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body. Available from Facts on File.
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
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General Health Information


Healthfinder, a consumer health and human services site, is sponsored by the US government and leads you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not for profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public."


HealthyNJ is a product of the University Libraries at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and cosponsored by the New Jersey LIbrary Association. Here you will find general information and Internet resources about a number of diseases and health conditions, general health and wellness, and New Jersey specific health information.


Sponsored by the DuPont Hospital for Children, Kidshealth is divided into three sections: kids, parents, and professionals. The kids' section is devoted to the child patient and includes feelings and changes, food and fitness, kids only closet, my health, and my body. The parents' section covers behavioral and development, childhood infections, community center, healthy kids, nutrition and fitness, and safety.

Medline Plus

Extensive information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health on over 600 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is a US government site offering health information for the international traveler such as disease outbreaks and vaccination information. Offers health information on diseases, health risks, prevention guidelines, and strategies.

N.J. Self-Help Group Clearinghouse

Information and contacts for community mental health support groups in New Jersey.

Affordable Care Act information,
at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

Information on the Affordable Care Act, and linking to helpful resources relating to the Act.

Drugs and Medications

Drug InfoNet: Drug Information

In depth information on prescription drugs. You can choose to view official package inserts, which are written for health care professionals, or patient package inserts, which are written for the layperson. Each category allows searching by brand name, generic name, manufacturer and therapeutic class.


Sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration, this site covers foods, human drugs, biologics, animal drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, freedom of information, children and tobacco, toxicology research, and medical products reporting.

PDR Family Guide

The drug information on PDRhealth is written in lay terms and is based on the FDA-approved drug information found in the PDR. It gives consumers plain-English explanations for the safe and effective use of prescription and nonprescription drugs-explanations that are consistent with the information professionals are referencing in the PDR. Use this section to read about a drug your doctor may have prescribed to check for side effects, drug interactions, and other important information.


This internet drug index provides the top 200, prescribed drugs, and a keyword drug search. You an find out the drug category, brand names, cost of therapy, box warning, description, chemical pharmacology, indications and usage, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, over dosage, dosage and administration, references, patient package inserts, and how supplied for a given drug.

Physicians and Hospitals

Health Care Payers Coalition of New Jersey

Enables you to search for a physician by specialty or geographic location and search for a hospital by procedure or diagnosis and geographic location. Also provides detailed profiles, directions and maps and links for evaluating and selecting health care providers.

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Online Licensee Directory

To check if a physician is currently licensed in New Jersey, click on the Find your Doctor link at the top left corner of the page.