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ABMS Directory

Quick and easy access to professional information about more than 800,000 board certified physicians in 50+ specialties and 100+ subspecialties from the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Please call or email the Reference Desk for the user ID and password.
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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: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. This database is updated on a weekly basis.
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Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
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Nursing & Allied Health Collection

The Allied Health Collection covers all aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
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General Health Information

Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.gov

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
http://www.healthynj.org/index.htm

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.

Kidshealth
http://www.Kidshealth.org

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
http://medlineplus.gov

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
http://www.cdc.gov

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
http://www.njgroups.org

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
http://nnlm.gov/mar/consumer/aca.html

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

Drugs and Medications

Drug InfoNet: Drug Information
http://www.druginfonet.com

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.

FDA
http://www.fda.gov

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
http://www.pdrhealth.com/drugs/drugs-index.aspx

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.

RxList
http://www.rxlist.com

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
http://www.hcpc.org

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
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bme/

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.