Basic Reference
Dictionaries & Thesauri

Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary - Databases > Select Multiple Databases > Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition > Medical Dictionary
Roget's Thesaurus - The old standby
- ALA approved site

Encyclopedias - Award-winning site by HighBeam Research
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Via CINAHL Plus with Full Text > Choose Databases > Unclick “CINAHL Plus with Full Text” > Click “Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia” > Click OK button

Quotes Bartlett's Quotations - 1919 edition
Cyber Nation Quotations - Recommended by librarians 
Other - Large collection of electronic reference book
Internet Public Library - Credible web sites selected by librarians
Internet Searching Tutorials - Collected by 
Whitepages - Free search engine for phone numbers and addresses
Relocation Salary Calculator - Sperling's Best Places web site
Statistical Abstracts of the United States - U.S. Census Bureau
World Almanac - via FirstSearch (see Library staff for password)


Health on the Net - Private foundation that certifies health web sites - Doctor-produced, award-winning web site
MedlinePlus - National Library of Medicine consumer health database
National Guideline Clearinghouse - Clinical practice guidelines
NCLEX - NCSBN Learning Extension - National Council of State Boards of Nursing student resources
Nursing Knowledge International - Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing)
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
American Association for the History of Nursing
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Association of Operating Room Nurses
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association
Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
Illinois Nurses Association
National Black Nurses Association
National Student Nurses' Association
Oncology Nursing Society
Student Nurses' Association of Illinois
Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Wisconsin Nurses Association 
Patient Education
Healthfinder - U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources
KidsHealth - Top-rated web site for kids, teens, and families
Mayo Clinic - Respected information from Mayo Clinic doctors
PDRHealth - Expert drug information from publishers of the PDR


Subject Specific Resources
The Body- Johns Hopkins AIDS Service
AIDS Info 
Diabetes American Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
DRM Guide to Disability Resources 
Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cardiology American Heart Association
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine on the Web
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Endocrine Web
Gastroenterology American Gastroenterological Association
Gastroenterology Web
Geriatrics Administration on Aging
Illinois Department of Aging
Informatics American Medical Informatics Association
Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research
Nutrition American Dietetic Association
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
Food and Nutrition Information Center
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Ob/Gyn Net
Oncology American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
American Academy of Pediatrics
La Leche League
Food and Drug Administration
Lexi-PALS Drug Guide - Via EBSCOHost. Databases > Select Multiple Databases > Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition > Publications > Lexi-PALS Drug Guide > Search within this publication
Doctor Directory
Hospital Compare
Pew Health Professions Commission
National Library of Medicine
Nursing Shortage - American Association of Colleges of Nursing