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A sampling of consumer and patient Web sites provided for informational purposes only
Last Updated: May 1, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The Mulford Health Science Library is happy to provide information about good reputable health materials.However, these materials are for informational use only! 

All health questions questions and concerns are best answered by a health care provider. All material in this guide represents the knowledge of the authors, professional  healthcare providers.  The content may or may not agree with the advice and professional interpretations of any health care provider that is consulted.

The librarians are willing to provide personalized reference service to all who come to the library. Please feel free to call ahead to make sure a Reference Librarian is available! (419.383.4225)

The hours of one-one-one reference service throughout the school year are generally: 11 am to 4 pm - Monday through Friday

Additional Hours information when the library is opened may be found here.

More questions? Contact a health sciences librarian.


Resources in this guide

  • Books and Dictionaries
    Links include several medical dictionaries, a medical spell checker, and a home medical reference book.
    Guide to finding consumer health books at the Mulford Library.

  • Great Places to Start
    These select Web sites are good starting points for information on diseases, conditions, and how to live healthy. Some have “symptom checkers”.  Most Web sites include illustrations and other images, many have videos and slide presentations. 

  • Specific Diseases and Conditions
    Current resources which are specific to topics such as cancer, diabetes, household products, mental health, and genetics

  • Age and Gender Specific Resources

  • Drug, Herb, Vitamin, Supplement, and Lab Test Information 
    These Web sites contain general information on many medications, supplements and lab tests. Please consult with a health care provider for specific information directly related to you or a loved one.

  • Additional Health Topics

  • Toll-free Numbers and Directories
    Links to Toll-free numbers for health information as well as Web pages on locating health care providers and health care facilities.  Relevant State of Ohio boards (physician, nursing, occupational therapy, etc) for finding information on specific health professionals.

  • Health News
    Links to a sampling of consumer health news Web sites.



Five Minutes or Less for Health



A special thank you to Janice Flahiff, Reference Librarian for originally authoring this guide.


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