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—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) American associate justice, US Supreme Court


Medical Research Databases

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Academic Search Premier Logo Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 4,500 journals (magazines)covering social sciences, computer sciences, engineering, medical sciences and other science topics.


Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete

Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information, database provides access to health and medical information contained in medical encyclopedias, reference books, and magazine articles.


eLibrary Logo eLibrary (was BigChalk)

General reference tool geared for students. Allows searches of magazines, newspapers, transcripts, photos and more. (Library use only)

Affordable Care Act Websites

State of Colorado Health Care Exchange- Colorado is handling the Affordable Care Act by offering insurance options as an exchange. This website contains information about the Colorado Health Care Exchange including county by county options of insurance carriers, the range of insurance plan prices before tax credit savings, and the ways that you can get help, including local organizations that are setting up Assistance Sites to provide in-person support to customers. Open Enrollment starts 10/1/13.

Affordable Health Care Act - visit this website for general information about the Affordable Health Care Act. If you don't live in Colorado, this website provides state by state information on how to obtain insurance coverage.  This site also gives detailed information about the Affordable Health Care Act. Open Enrollment starts 10/1/13. 



Medical Research Websites

CAPHIS Top 100 List: Health Websites You Can Trust - CAPHIS is a section of the Medical Library Association. The sites included on this website are selected with criteria that include credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and caveats.

Center for Disease Control  - consumer access to CDC information.

Clinical Trials  provides information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Haz-Map - is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of exposure to chemical and biological agents.

HealthFinder - health topics and information for the lay person from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Inlcudes doctor and hospital locator.

Household Products Database - learn more about what's under your sink, in your bathroom, in your garage and laundry room. Find out what's in these products, potential health hazards, and safe handling practices.

Intelihealth  - Aetna Insurance's consumer health website with content from Harvard Medical School.

MedlinePlus - contains information to help answer health questions. Website hosts information from the U.S.National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated searches provide access to medical journal articles. Website also contains information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - start your research on the Mesothelioma media page which also offers access to a Mesothelioma ebook. Expand your search to other pages on this website from the media page.

National Cancer Institute - consumer-oriented information cancer related topics and comprehensive descriptions research programs and clinical trials. This site also offers the medical professional deailed information on specific areas of research and funding opportunities.

National Institutes of Health - browse health and wellness topice or research conditions and diseases from this comprehensive website which also links you to other health related sites.

National Library of Medicine - discover a wealth of information at the National Library of Medicine.  Beside links to Medline and other free databases, there are links to historical medical documents, historical photos, videos, books, journals and historical medical statistics.

Network of Care - the Northwest Colorado Network of Governments sponsors a service directory for Seniors and People Living with Disabilities. This service encompasses Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Grand Counties.

Nutrition.Gov  - online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. A service of the USDA.

phpartners - is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries whose mission centers around helping public health workforce and consumers find and use information that will improve and protect the public's health .

PubMed - a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

PubMed Health - provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.

RxList  - an Internet drug index.

ToxNet - National Library of Medicine website provides information on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

Tufts University Nutrition Navigator 


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