Medical Resources

Public Health

  • American Indian Health (NLM): Health and well-being of American Indians.
  • Arctic Health (NLM): Health and well-being of our planet’s northern-most inhabitants.
  • Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics a digital library collection that brings a unique set of resources from Harvard’s libraries to Internet users everywhere. Offering valuable insights to students of the history of medicine and to researchers seeking an historical context for current epidemiology, the collection contributes to the understanding of the global, social–history, and public–policy implications of disease. Contagion is also a unique social–history resource for students of many ages and disciplines.  Created by the Harvard University Library’s Open Collections Program.
  • Environmental Health and Toxicology Information: Portal to numerous NLM databases and resources in environmental health and toxicology. From the National Library of Medicine.
  • GENE-TOX (Genetic Toxicology DataBank): “Peer-reviewed mutagenicity test data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).” A TOXNET® database. 
  • Genetic & Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD): Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), a collaborative effort of two agencies of the National Institutes of Health, The Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to help people find useful information about genetic conditions and rare diseases.
  • Genetics Home Reference: Genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible. Consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
  • HealthReach: Health Information in many Languages. 
  • HRH Global Resource Center: The HRH Global Resource Center is a global library of human resources for health (HRH) resources focused on developing countries.
  • Infectious Disease: Free Medical Video Lectures.
  • MSDS, Material Safety Data Sheets: Produced by The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, MSDS is a comprehensive full text database containing over 70,000 Material Safety Data Sheets for chemical products sold or manufactured in North America. There are 500+ contributors (manufacturers/suppliers/distributors).
  • Orphanet: Orphanet is the reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs, for all audiences. Orphanet’s aim is to help improve the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases. Orphanet is led by a European consortium of around 40 countries … offers a range of freely accessible services.
  • Public Health: Free Medical Journals.
  • Radiation Event Medical Management System (REMM): Designed for health care providers, primarily physicians, without formal expertise in radiation safety or radiation medicine who may provide medical care during an accidental or non-accidental radiation event.
  • TOXNET® – Toxicology Data Network: A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and environmental health. From NLM, National Library of Medicine.