The Palmer Health Sciences Library Reference Sources page provides links to websites that are general in nature and are to be used for quick reference rather than for in-depth research.

Website inclusion on the Palmer Health Sciences Library page does not in any way imply endorsement of the the websites listed below.



Cambridge Dictionaries
Merriam-Webster Dictionary 


MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary
Multilingual Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Nine European Languages
OMD-Online Medical Dictionary
Rare Diseases Terms
Who Named It?-Dictionary of Medical Eponyms 


Adam Health Illustrated Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica
Columbia Encyclopedia
MedlinePlus: Medical Encyclopedia 

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Atlas of the Body-AMA
AnatQuest Anatomic Images Online
Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) digital library
Health on the Net (HON) images
Inside the Cell (National Institute of General Medical Science)
John Martin Rare Book Room-Imaging
Medical/Disease Pictures-Hardin MD
Medical Images (Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center)
"YouTube" for scientists, produced by the National Science Foundation, the Public Library of Science, and the San Diego Supercomputing Center.  It  allows scientists to communicate their work as a multimedia presentation incorporated with the content of their published article.
Visible Human Project (National Library of Medicine) 

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Health Statistics

Administration on Aging
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Department of Labor-Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
Infectious Disease
Kaiser Foundation State Health Facts
MedlinePlus: Health Statistics
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
National Center for Health Statistics
National Vital Statistics Report
U.S. Census Bureau
World Health Organization-Statistics
National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research 

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American Chiropractic Association-Find a Doctor
Chiropractic Colleges and Libraries
Chiropractor Locators-David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library 


Medical & Health Sciences Libraries on the Web-Hardin Library
National Library of Medicine
National Network of Libraries of Medicine 

Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals

American Board of Medical Specialties
AIM DocFinder (Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors)
American Hospital Directory
AMA DoctorFinder
Directory of Health Organizations (DIRLINE)
MedlinePlus: Directories-Physicians & Other Health Care Providers 

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Governmental Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Dietary Supplements Labels Database - information about ingredients in more than 2000 selected brands of dietary supplements
 Food and Drug Administration
Healthy People 2020
Health Resources & Services Administration 
Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
National Cancer Institute
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
National Guideline Clearinghouse 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Institutes of Health 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Pan American Health Organization
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund
U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Government Manual
Provides information on the departments of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government
World Health Organization 

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Citation Styles and Copyright

Copyright and Fair Use

American Library Association (ALA) Copyright & Fair Use 

Copyright & Fair Use
This website maintained by Stanford University Libraries contains internet and full text resources.

David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library-Copyright and Fair Use 

Medical Library Association Copyright Management Guidelines 

Campus Copyright: Rights and Responsibilities
This document provides an overview of copyright law with a focus on education institutions

Style Manuals

American Medical Association Style Guide 

APA Style for Electronic Resources 

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences
This website links author instructions to more than 3,500 pages of health sciences journals.

Karla's Guide to Citation Style Guides
Covers numerous print and electronic writing styles from the University of Iowa.

National Library of Medicine Recommended Formats for Citing Electronic and Print Materials 

University of New England Research Guides
Covers AMA, APA, and MLA writing styles including web site citation.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide
Covers APA and MLA styles and gives advice on evaluating source

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