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Last Updated: Aug 29, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This subject guide is intended for those looking for reliable medical information for their own personal research, not necessarily for scholarly and academic medical research.  The resources offered here are reliable, trustworthy sources to investigate personal or family health questions.


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Physical Exam - Stethoscope

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Core Resources

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition  
    Consumer health information. Access to nearly 300 full-text consumer health periodicals with indexing and abstracts for more than 300 additional periodicals. Full-text access to a variety of pamphlets and health reference books.
  • UpToDate
    Specific, detailed answers to clinical questions in nursing, sports and exercise sciences, communication disorders, and psychology. Original content that is written, reviewed and continually updated by a faculty of more than 5,100 leading physicians. Content includes over 9,500 topics in 21 specialties, a drug database and drug interactions program, 135 Medical calculators, What’s New (summary of important new findings by specialty), and patient education materials.
  • Human Body Maps
    This site offers an interactive way to explore human anatomy, with multiple layers of detail ranging from surface, to muscles, organs, circulation/lymphatic systems and skeletal system.

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