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MedlinePlus quality consumer health information

MedlinePlus is a really good resource for quality consumer health information.  It just recently added consumer health information in several languages.

The URL for consumer health in foreign language  is:

The URL for consumer health in foreign languages  by topic is:

and the URL to retrieve primarily quality information in English is:

You can also, as a CSUN faculty, staff or student,  reach MedlinePlus when using PubMed at

Look for the link to Consumer Health on the left column.  In addition, depending upon the topic, you may also find links by viewing the full record  and choose   Links to Link Out to Medical  as in the following example:

    MedlinePlus Health Information

Posted by mhenry under databases – May 8th, 2008, 1:24 pm
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New NLM Drug Information Portal

The National Library of Medicine has created the free Drug Information Portal to provide patients, families, and health care professionals with quality information on medication.

Begin by typing a trade or generic name for a medication in the search box, and click “Go.” Your results are links to the following  resources provided by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health:

  • Consumer health information from MedLinePlus
  • Label information (packet inserts) from DailyMed
  • References from scientific journals from PubMed
  • Chemical and toxicological information from ToxNet
  • and more!
  • NLM’s Drug Information Portal links you directly to the relevant portions of these websites.  The NLM Drug Information Portal makes it easier to gather information about medications from multiple sources

    Posted by mhenry under Uncategorized – March 10th, 2008, 4:02 pm
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    Medline databases-PubMed, Medline ISI Web of Knowledge

    Medline is a database that indexes the medical literature.  I encourage accessing Medline on NCBI’s PubMed.   CSUN offers a  URL to link records with our Find Text

    Pubmed opening screen Spring 2008

    Posted by mhenry under databases – March 10th, 2008, 12:58 pm
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    Handout for reference desk covering “Databases A-Z with Subject categories Fall 2008 update

    Posted by mhenry under databases, handouts – January 17th, 2008, 4:37 pm
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