Medline Plus -
Consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health.
- Consumer health information, including information on vitamins, supplements,
and natural medicine.
CHID (Combined Health Information Database)
A service of the National Institutes of Health
that provides citations and abstracts of more than 101,000 health-related
materials that have appeared in magazines, journals, newspapers, brochures,
book chapters, and videotapes. Does not provide full-text or information
about local libraries owning the item. (LCSC students can check to see
if items are available among the electronic and paper resources provided by
U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare. Includes a database of
Medicare reviews of nursing homes.
- A search engine for government Web pages, with an emphasis on the Executive
Branch of the Federal Government. Includes information from the National
Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, and the Centers for Disease
Access - Searchable database of Web pages, with an emphasis on the
Legislative Branch of the Federal Government. Includes transcripts
of testimonies by experts in Congressional hearings. Provided by the Government
Medical Week -
A selection of health-related
newsletters, published by an independent company. Board members include
academic surgeons at leading U.S. medical schools and journalists who ran
major worldwide news-gathering organizations. (Announcements require no
Healthcare Professionals and Consumers:
HealthWeb - A categorized collection of Web sites, selected by
Health on the
Net - Principles for high-quality healthcare Web sites from Health on the
Net Foundation, Switzerland.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Provides standards for
critical care practice, as well as information on certification, education,
and research. Access to many parts of the Website is restricted to
members of the Association.
American Pain Society - Has links to some guidelines on pain management
that can be purchased from their Online Store.
Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing - A
website for members of this association. They also provide limited
information for non-members.
Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center, University of Iowa
- Click on the Iowa Index of Geriatric Tools to get links to
information on gerontological nursing.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
accreditation information regarding compiled data and specific ratings of
healthcare organizations. Explains National Patient Safety goals.
Leapfrog Group works with medical experts throughout the U.S. to identify
problems and propose solutions that it believes will improve hospital systems
that could break down and harm patients. Representing approximately 34 million
health care consumers in all 50 states, Leapfrog provides important
information and solutions for consumers and health care providers.
Kootenai Medical Center
Library (for Coeur d'Alene area students). You can use their
databases on-site by visiting their library. To borrow books, please
use Inter-Library Loan from LCSC.
- Provides definitions of acronyms, such as AAOHN (American Association of Occupational
APA Citation Style - examples of citations in APA Format for your list of