Subject Guide: Health Sciences & Human Services
Lucinda R. Zoe
& Human Services Bibliographer
Allied Health Bibliographer
& Orthodontics Journals
and Geriatrics Journals
& Wellness Journals
and Alternative Medicine Journals
Cancer Institute) - Accesses a bibliographic database that contains more than
1.4 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 different sources including
biomedical journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses.
Institutes of Health) - provides information for patients about clinical
w/ Headings (Via EBSCO)
Provides indexing for over 1200 nursing, allied health and health sciences journals. CINAHL Information Systems assembles this database. Latest update file 9/21/01. Click here for more info
Collection of 300 databases covering news, business, reference, arts, humanities, social sciences, government, science, technology, medicine, and intellectual property. Over half of the databases offer full-text articles.
Health Reference Center
The Health Reference Center is available on the World Wide Web through InfoTrac. This database contains full-text articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, HMOs and related subjects. Coverage begins with 1996.
Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides over 520 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 560 journals. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info
Plus-- National Library of Medicine
brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from NLM, the
of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related
MEDLINE searches are included in MEDLINEplus and give easy access to the medical
(New York Online Access to Health)
is a government- and university-based site that features scientifically sound
information in English
and Spanish. It offers information on diseases, nutrition, aging, preventive
medicine and other health-related
(Physician Data Query) is an NCI database that contains the latest information
about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care,
plus clinical trials.
PsycINFO provides citations and abstracts from journals and other publications in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Coverage begins with 1887.
This database covers the latest research in the fields of sociology, social sciences and related disciplines. Abstracts and enhanced citations are available for over 1,640 journals, monographs, conference papers and dissertations (1960 - present). Click here for more info
DI Volume II, Advice for the Patient
Provides patient-oriented drug information in lay language. Monographs are organized into the following sections: Brand Names commonly used in both the United States and Canada, Description, Before Using This Medicine, Proper Use of This Medicine, Precautions, and Side Effects. Click here for more info
and Drug Administration
Department of Health and Human Services-- FDA's mission is to promote and
protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the
market in a timely manner.
Institute of Health
of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the world's foremost
medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in
the U.S. The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent,
detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic
disorder to the common cold. It is comprised of 27 separate Institutes and
Centers that provide information services.
National Cancer Institute’s premier
site for cancer information. Provides access to CancerLit, the NCI's
bibliographic database specifically for cancer literature, PDQ, the
Physician’s Data Query Database of comprehensive and up-to-date cancer
information, and more.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
home site for the CDC
the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people. Provides
grate resources on health topics, and is an excellent resources for health data
and statistics. Includes the CDC Fact Book and a Spanish
of primary CDC resources.
site contains information about organizations that provide HIV/AIDS-related
services in New York City (and neighboring communities). Most of the
organizations included in this list are the member organizations of the HIV/AIDS
Information Outreach Project of the New York Academy of Medicine Library.
guide to reliable consumer health and human services information from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. Provides access to selected online
publications, clearinghouses, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help
groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that
produce reliable information for the public. In English and Spanish.
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , NCCAM
is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the
context of rigorous science and disseminating authoritative information.
Includes fact sheets, databases, a clearinghouse and more.
Health Information Center
health information referral service from the US Department of Health and Human
puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with
those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
Women's Health Information Center
service of the Office
on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health
Informatics Committee of the Society of Gynecologic
Oncologists (SGO), this site is
dedicated to preventing, detecting and conquering cancer in women.
General cancer resources.
College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center
for scientists and health professionals to help in disseminating research
results. Provides updated links to bioscience and medical journal homepages,
publishers, online resources, newsgroups, online dictionaries, and abstract
databases. Well organized, clean presentation.
Department of Health and Human Services
official HHS home page, the responsible agency for public health in the United
Way of NY Cares Database of Social
and Health Services
Community Access to Resources (CAREStm) is the largest database for health and human services information in the Greater New York area. Sponsored and maintained by the United Way of New York City in participation with the New York City Human Resources Administration this excellent resource allows you to search for programs and services by type, borough, target audience, and language.
GERONTOLOGY: AGING AND ELDERLY
on Aging - Information on Older Persons and Services for the Elderly (U.S. Department of Health and Human
AGS site provides news releases on relevant legislative issues including the
long-term care initiative and Congress approved Health Professions Bill. A Patient
Education Forum, provides questions and answer pages on a growing
list of timely topics.
Society on Aging
professional association brings together researchers, practitioners, educators,
business people and policymakers concerned with the physical, emotional, social,
economic and spiritual aspects of aging.
Health Assistance Foundation
organization dedicated to funding research on age-related and degenerative
diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency
financial assistance to Alzheimer's disease patients and their caregivers.
- Nursing Home Compare
detailed information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid
certified nursing home in the country. Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
official US government site for people with Medicare. Also in Spanish.
Merck Manual Of Geriatrics -
full-text and searchable manual (3rd edition, 2000) from Merck's group of
medical resources includes information on nursing care, pharmacy issues, best
drugs for the elderly, and new chapters on dementia, Alzheimer's disease,
rehabilitation, respiratory failure, and managed care. Also provides useful
information on legal, ethical, social, and quality of life issues for seniors
and their families.
Directory for Older People
the Administration on Aging, this directory
contains names, addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers of organizations that
provide information and other resources on matters relating to the needs of
official website of the social security administration.
to AARP Webplace!
Association of Retired Persons)
to Senior Sites!
Collection on links
dedicated to non-profit housing and services for seniors with over 5000 listed
by the California Association of Homes and
Services for the Aging, a non-profit organization.
official ADA site provides a searchable resource with nutrition and diet
information; registered dietitians in your area; and legislation related to
food, health, and nutrition policies.
A collection of online
journals from ScienceKomm. Most titles allow browsing and searching of
abstracts, while some provide full-text access. For full-text access to Hostos
subscription full-text databases that cover the health sciences, see the
Databases/Electronic resources section.
Sponsored by the federal government, this resource provides access to government sites with reliable information on nutrition and diet. Includes information on food labeling, the food pyramid, health management, recipes, and more. Links to nutrition and food assistance programs, federally supported research and funding programs, reports, and brochures.
of the UC Irvine Martindale site,
this site has a wide range of nutrition
resources organized in the major sections on Metabolic Pathways and Genetic
maps, Interactive Anatomy Browsers, On-line Journals, Dictionaries and
Glossaries, Nutrition Calculators, and Courses, Tutorials and Lectures. The
design is a little dense and could be better organized, but the unique resources
are worth the visit..
searchable database from the USDA reports the nutrient values for close to 6,00
foods. For information in the same format as on food labels, search in Nutri-Facts.
Analysis Tool 2.0
is an interactive tool for looking up nutrition information on most any food
item and keeping track of your diet. Provides data on fast foods and foods by
brand name. Users can create a personalized nutritional analysis by entering
your food and amounts, and gender and age.
and Nutrition Library
by the United Nations University and the NGO Global Help Projects/ Humanity
Libraries Project, this site contains 260 publications (28,000 pages) of ideas,
experiences and solutions in the fields of Food and Nutrition, Food Policy,
Nutrition Research, including the Food and Nutrition Bulletin.
Search by word or browse by title, subject, or organization.
and Nutrition Information Center
at the National
Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, FNIC's mission is to collect and
disseminate information about food and human nutrition. Provides A-Z topic list,
sections on dietary supplements, food composition, resource lists, food guide
pyramid and access to FNIC databases.
An organized collection of links from the University of Texas at Austin that includes government servers, journals and research resources, math and science resources and schools and projects online.
is a national network of Land Grant university faculty and county Extension
educators working to support community-based educational programs for children,
youth, parents and families. The site provides practical, research-based
information including community project profiles, a professionals databases,
technology resources and program support and evaluation resources.
site was developed for the early childhood educator and features articles and
Web links to help teachers with curriculum planning for children from the
toddlers to kindergarten/primary grade levels. Content includes arts and crafts
ideas, research articles, and a sharing board where practitioners and parents
can ask and answer one another's questions. The publisher of Earlychildhood
News sponsors this commercial site.
great collection of annotated links for teachers, administrators, and parents.
It is organized by major categories or users can browse an alphabetical
subject/keyword list. Includes EduHound Español, with resources for Spanish speakers and
inlcudes resources for teaching students whose primary language is Spanish,
including Bilingual Tutorials.
Site sponsored by T.H.E. Institute (Technological
Horizons in Education)-- a privately held publishing and services company.
(subscription service, access on campus
or via remote access).
Abstracts Full Text includes abstracts and full text of articles from nearly 400
journals. Topics covered include: preschool, elementary, secondary, and
higher education; special and vocational education; comparative and
multicultural education; adult and continuing education; computer technology;
teacher education, evaluation, and methods; school administration; and
parent-teacher relations. Coverage begins with 1983, abstracts with 1995, and
full text with 1996. The CUNY+ version, found under EDUC, contains only
citations, and coverage ends on 12/22/99.
world's largest source of education information contains more than one million
abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.
The Database is updated monthly. AskERIC has a web-based interface for searching
the ERIC Database that is free to use and is updated monthly.
to Educational Materials (GEM)
by the U.S.
Department of Education,
this is a special project of the
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology. The site offers a centralized educational resource for Internet lesson plans, curriculum units, and activities pertaining to all K-12 subjects. Users can browse sites by subject, keyword, grade or education level. Sources include the AskERIC Virtual Library, the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, Math Forum, Microsoft Encarta, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and the US Department of Education.
Clearinghouse on Bilingual Education
NCBE is funded by the U.S.
Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority
Languages Affairs (OBEMLA)
to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective
education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S. The site
includes classroom support resources, technical assistance, language and
education links and an online library which includes many resources in Spanish.
Network for Child Care (NNCC)
non-profit organization seeks to "make quality research, resources, and
best practices available nationally for direct local access." A terrific
resource, it provides research-based, reviewed articles; state by state
statistical data and licensing information; assistance from child care and child
development experts; a discussion forum; and upcoming conference listings. Some
articles also available in Spanish.
by EnchantedLearning.com, a commercial enterprise that “produces children's
educational web sites and games that are designed to capture the imagination
while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.” The site has
searchable "on-line elementary school classroom with lessons in geography,
biology, language arts, and early childhood activities." Provides access to
several illustrated dictionaries including a bilingual picture dictionary
available also in English-French, -Spanish, -German, or –Portuguese.
for Disease Control (CDC)
Center for Health Statistics
York State Dept. of Health
Abstract of the U.S.
U.S. Census Bureau
General Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Manuals
Medical Encyclopedia (A.D.A.M, a public company)
(National Library of Medicine) - Health Care
Glossary of Technical and Popular Medical Terms in Eight European Languages (European
of Rare Diseases)
The Merck Manual
& OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
(American Dental Association)
Physician Select: Online Doctor Finder
(American Medical Association)
Chiropractic Association - Find a Doctor
Podiatric Medical Association: Member Locator
(American Podiatric Medical
(Association of State Medical Board Executive
Directors) - health professional licensing listings by state.
a Dietitian: a Search Tool for Consumers and Health Professionals (American Dietetic Association)
Participating Physician Directory (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Board of Medical Specialties) - verification service for Board certified
Misconduct and Physician Discipline, New York State
of Health-- Professional Medical Conduct Monthly Reports of Disciplinary
Actions; Professional Medical Conduct Complaint Form
HOSPITALS & OTHER HEALTH FACILITIES
(American Hospital Directory, Inc.) - from information
obtained from the Health Care Financing Administration and American Hospital
Bank Locator (American Association of
Directory: Veterans Health Administration
(Veterans Health Administration)
a Hospice Program (National Hospice and
Palliative Care Organization)
an Assisted Living or Residential Care Facility
(American Health Care Association, National Center for
- Nursing Home Compare
(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Select (American Medical
Association, Medicalnet, Inc.)
HospitalWeb (Massachusetts General
Hospital) - directory of hospita lweb pages by country and state.
Check (Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) -directory of nearly 18,000
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
RESOURCES IN PRINT IN THE HOSTOS COLLECTION
Stedman's medical dictionary. 27th ed.
Stedman, Thomas Lathrop, 1853-1938.
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,
Hostos CC Reference R121 .S8 2000
Bioethics, health care, and the law : a dictionary
Hedges, Richard (Richard H.), 1952-
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1999
Hostos CC Reference R725.5 .H44 1999
Black's medical dictionary.
39th ed. / edited by Gordon Macpherson.
Lanham, MD : Madison Books, c1999.
Hostos CC Reference R121 .B522 1999
Encyclopedia of complementary health practice
Carolyn Chambers Clark, editor in
New York : Springer Pub. Co., c1999.
Hostos CC Reference R733 .E525 1999
Associations-- Health Sciences
DIRLINE Directory of health organizations
LIBRARIES AND SELECTED COLLECTIONS OF MEDICAL LINKS
Library of Medicine
"The world's largest medical library and creator of MEDLINE". The gateway to just about everything.
York Academy of Medicine Library
Take advantage of these collected resources from those in the know. Direct access to a great collection of medical resources.
Public Library Online Resources
Public libraries provide useful collections of reviewed medical sites as well as valuable subscription databases. With a library card, users can access fee-based services from home.
York Public Library Health Resources
Access to the NYPL's collection of health links on the Net. Access to subscription services from anywhere with a NYPL library card. It's worth the trip to get a card.