National Library of MedlinePlus offers quality consumer health information in several languages, a variety of topics, diseases, drugs, daily news updates. It’s URL is URL: https://medlineplus.gov/
Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 950 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily.
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: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
You can also, as a CSUN faculty, staff or student, reach MedlinePlus when using PubMed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?otool=cacsunlib
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:
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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
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
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