Other Online Resources

General Resources

North Carolina Health Info
North Carolina Health Info offers access to web sites of local health services, providers and programs serving residents of North Carolina. Through its connection with MEDLINEplus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, users of the site can get information about conditions, diseases and wellness, and find web sites of local health services, programs and providers throughout North Carolina.

AtoZ World Business (Current) World Trade Press
This database contains a wealth of information on international business, trade, travel, culture, finances, and much more about 100 countries, covering 108 topics per country, in a variety of languages (the default is English). First choose a country in the drop-down menu, then choose sub-topics about aspects of that country from the expandable sidebar. Documents contained within the database can be downloaded, printed, or emailed.
Offers information about more than 1,600 medical conditions and many symptoms, treatments, tests, alternative therapies, diets, injuries, and poisons, plus a medical encyclopedia covering over 4,000 topics. The site also summarizes interesting research and health care stories in the news.

Centers for Disease Control
A wealth of information published to improve public health including many statistics and charts, traveler's health, thousands of articles on health topics, and current health news.
This site, a service of the National Institutes of Health, offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. currently contains approximately 12,000 clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry. Studies listed in the database are conducted in all 50 States and in over 90 countries.

The Diabetes Dictionary
This online version of the familiar longstanding printed pamphlet has nearly 300 entries and several illustrations relating to diabetes. The dictionary, located on the web site of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, is peer reviewed by NIDDK scientists and outside experts. (There is also a link available from our catalog record for the 1989 print version of the pamphlet; search the catalog by title for "Diabetes dictionary" and then click on the online link.)

Entrez: The Life Sciences Search Engine

Free Over Internet
This wonderful search engine searches a full text journal collection called PubMed Central and an online E-books collection. In addition, it also searches PubMed and other life sciences resources. Whereas Medline via PubMed does not contain many full-text articles, PubMed Central does. A great place to start looking for medical and life-science articles.

HIV InSite Knowledge Base
An updated version of the AIDS Knowledge Base developed by the University of California - San Francisco, HIV Insite Knowlege Base's mission is to be a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. This version is a "hypertextbook" that includes updated and expanded information on HIV/AIDS policy and prevention, especially relating to HIV/AIDS in developing countries.

Masters in Nursing
This guide lists by state accredited master's programs in nursing that offer a variety of degrees, including MN, MAN, MSN, RN to MSN, MSN with a joint or dual degree. The guide provides links to each school offering a particular program, and it also defines these degrees and how they differ from one another.

Rn to MSN / Masters in Nursing Programs
This searchable database contains over 2,000 nationally accredited RN to MSN / Masters in Nursing degree programs at over 470 graduate schools in the United States. The links on the site allow you to search by state and by program type.
Provides general health information and news from the respected Mayo Clinic staff.

MDLinx is an award-winning, practical medical information tool that physicians and healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest clinical research in the medical field. The company aggregates daily medical articles, medical journals, medical newsletters and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis.


Where MEDLINE via PubMed is aimed primarily at health care professionals, MEDLINEplus provides information helpful to both medical professionals and consumers. Not only can you access MEDLINE (including links to pre-formulated searches in MEDLINE on particular topics) via MEDLINEplus, but you can also link to other authoritative health resources such as medical encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories to doctors/dentists/hospitals, news sources, and clinical trials. Also available is extensive information on both prescription and non-prescription drugs through the MedMaster (from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists--ASHP) database.

Medscape WebMD
Medscape from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, one-time free registration, Medscape from WebMD automatically delivers a personalized specialty site that best fits your registration profile. Features include news, perspectives, and selected full-text journal articles.

National League for Nursing
Career leads, professional development opportunities, and news from the national professional nursing association.

North Carolina Board of Nursing
Includes licensure and testing information, information on legislation, FAQs and forums on professional nursing in North Carolina.

This site includes career leads and full-text articles for a fee. You must register to use it.

Nursing World by American Nurses Association
Includes full-text of news related to nursing, and articles from the American Journal of Nursing.

Produced by RN magazine. Provides feature articles, special reports, and clinical and professional news. Offers CE credit by reading RN articles and taking test online.

RxList: The Internet drug index
Free, open access to information about thousands of drugs, natural herbs, and a medical encyclopedia.

WebMD provides credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects important to the consumer. The site provides original and timely health information as well as material from well known content providers. Sections of the site include Health A to Z, Drugs & Supplements, Living Healthy, Family & Pregnancy, and News & Experts, and more.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Home page of the World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, whose objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. This site provides links to information on international health, including timely health topics, member countries, research tools, publications, international health news, and other WHO sites.

NCLEX Resources

NCLEX-RN Test Study Guide (
This site provides an explanation of the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) test, plus a link to a free downloadable study guide in PDF format to help prepare for the exam (scroll down the page to see the link to the study guide). You will need to view the document using Adobe's free downloadable Acrobat Reader software.

Nutrition Resources

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
The FNIC, one of several information centers at the National Agricultural Library, provides access to alphabetized links organized around 77 nutrition-related topics, resource lists for consumers and professionals, links to information on food composition, dietary guidelines, and more.

Provides nutritional analyses and generates labels that list nutrition facts for a large number of individual foods and user-generated recipes as well as data on many popular fast-food restaurant foods.

Library Research Guides for Nursing
Research Guides used in Hackney Library orientations for Nursing courses suggest resources appropriate for completing assigned projects and papers.

Last updated November 9, 2012