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Use these resources on any Chicago Public Library computer or on non-Library computers with your Chicago Public Library card.
EBSCO Magazines & Journals »
Find articles from general interest magazines and scholarly journals, including Consumer Reports on Health, Harvard Health Letter, Health and Prevention.
Health and Medicine Reference Collection »
Find overviews of diseases, conditions, and medical procedures and therapies among other topics in this collection of medical encyclopedias.
MedlinePlus » teen pick
MedlinePlus in Spanish » en español
MedlinePlus offers overviews and news on a wide range of health topics, from specific diseases and conditions, to drugs and supplements, to topics such as health insurance, nursing homes and exercise.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source »
Find articles from magazines and journals written for health care professionals.
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Featured CPL Collections and Programs
- Business, Science and Technology Division »
The Business, Science and Technology Division at the Harold Washington Library Center has resources such as medical dictionaries and guides to medicines as well as information on diseases and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Popular Topics: Mental Health Awareness »
Find information on mental health care and mental illnesses, including recommended reads, databases with mental health news and research, and helpful websites featuring local and national resources.
- Popular Topics: Nutrition and Healthy Eating »
Find resources on nutrition and healthy eating, including recommended reads, cookbooks, databases with nutrition news and research, and helpful websites.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Consumers and Patients »
- Find a Dentist (American Dental Association) »
Find an AGD Dentist (Academy of General Dentistry) »
Both of these organizations of dentists allow the public to search their membership directories by name or location. In addition, one may search the ADA directory by specialty.
- License Lookup »
Physician Profile Search »
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation regulates numerous medical professionals. Use the License Lookup to see the current license status of a doctor, dentist, clinical psychologist, etc., including information about any disciplinary actions. Use Physician Profile Search to find information about a doctor’s education, participation in Medicare and Medicaid, and any disciplinary or legal actions.
- Mayo Clinic Health Information »
Find information on diseases and health conditions, including symptoms, risk factors and information to help patients preparing to meet with a health care provider. Additional information includes descriptions, usage and side effects of drugs and supplements, as well as tips for healthy living. Articles are written by Mayo doctors and researchers.
- Merck Manuals »
Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company, offers free online versions of several of its guides for both the general public and health care professionals. The most popular of these, The Merck Manual of Medical Information, is available in Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish as well as in English.
- Who Cares: Sources of Information about Health Care Products and Services »
This site, from the Federal Trade Commission, offers quick advice about medical services and products as well as sources for further information. The site provides help in identifying scams and fraud and tips for finding reliable health information online. Also available in Spanish.