July 25, 2008

Unearthing Useful Reference Sites

100 Unbelievably Useful Reference Sites You’ve Never Heard Of

My girlfriend forwarded me this link. Rather than letting it slide down the list of my growing priorities in gmail browsing, I thought I'd deposit it back on the internet with the hopes of new discovery!

The section I went straight to was the Health care section. There were a few sites that I use a lot (Medline Plus and Online Medical Dictionary, for example) and a LOT that I had never heard of before. It's geared towards the interested learner more than the scouring expert, so that might have something to do with it. Good to know what's out there, though.
Health Care

Instead of Googling your symptoms, use these authoritative reference sites to get drug information, find a hospital and research a disease or condition.

31. Medline Plus: Look up anything to do with health care on this site from, prescription drugs to local resources to symptoms and diseases.
32. RxList: RxList is "the Internet drug index," and you search by prescriptions dispensed, names searched or just by letter.
33. Google Directory - Health and Medicine: Categories and individual web pages are listed on this Google reference site. Browse topics like health news, history of medicine, medical dictionaries or patient education.
34. Patient Care: Columbia University Medical Center lists a number of patient resources, including tools for finding a doctor, dentist and hospital.
35. MediLexicon: At MediLexicon, you can use the medical dictionary search, hospital search, medical abbreviations search or read all the latest medical news.
36. InteliHealth: This reference site has an Ask the Expert section, as well as a database full of information for diseases and conditions, from asthma to digestive issues to weight management to STDs.
37. Healthfinder: This government site features a Drug Interaction Checker, a Health Library and consumer guides.
38. The Merck Manual: Search this online medical library for diseases and conditions and drug products.
39. Bristol Biomedical Image Archive: Browse thousands of biomedical images on this site.
40. Online Medical Dictionary: This simple search tool lets you browse by letter or subject area.

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