Powered by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this site provides descriptions of and current information on hundreds of medical terms and conditions, drugs, herbs and supplements. Find helpful videos and health check tools. Designed for the general public. English and Spanish.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn about public health prevention and control services and guidelines, as well as search the A-Z Index of Disease and Conditions. A good site to find vital records in each state, and health tips for travelers heading overseas. Designed for the general public. English and Spanish.
The United States Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies provide easy online access to government information about food and human nutrition for consumers.Visit for menu planning and tips on how adults and children can eat healthy and exercise each day.
Learn about mental illness, including not only research, but where to find help. For the general public, health-care providers and emergency preparedness professionals. English and Spanish.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
A database accessible via the Michigan eLibrary (MEL). General interest material for informational purposes only. Some full text (complete articles, entries). Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, more than 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology Inc., articles from 2,200 general interest publications, and links to reputable health websites in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Includes video.
Health Reference Center Academic
A database accessed via the Michigan Electronic Library. Find full-text (complete article) nursing and allied health journals plus professional and personal magazines, journals and reference sources.
Nursing Resource Center
Nursing students and healthcare professionals. Mostly full-text.  Brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. Information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals. Intended for informational purposes only. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Merck Manuals
The Manuals, known as the Merck Manuals in the United States and Canada and MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.