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Go to Databases & Websites
Gale Virtual Reference Gale Virtual Reference Library | Remote Access MeL
Includes Gale Encyclopedias on medicine, alternative medicine, cancer, and genetic disorders.
Health Wellness Resouce Center Health and Wellness Resource Center | Remote Access MeL
Trusted medical reference materials and journals.
Health Reference Center Health Reference Center Academic | Remote Access MeL
Professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources with many full text articles.
Nursing Resource Center Nursing Resource Center | Remote Access MeL
Mostly full-text. Recommended for nursing students and other healthcare professionals.

Find more health resources listed in the MEL Health and Wellness Gateway. These include the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection and the Psychology Collection.


Recommended Resources
MedlinePlus is one of the best websites on health information.
The Michigan Consumer Guide to Health Insurance contains information on several types of health insurance policies and health care plans available to consumers in Michigan.

Health Insurance Information
Open enrollment for 2014 is now over. However, certain life events may qualify you for a special enrollment period. Click here to see if you qualify. Open enrollment for 2015 will begin on November 15, 2014.
Michigan State University also offers free webinars on health insurance terminology and plan types, at connect.msu.edu/healthinsurance. Webinars will be held on Mondays at 3pm.

Healthy Michigan Plan
Enrollment has also begun for the Healthy Michigan Plan. People with low income may be eligible to sign up for this plan with low cost benefits.

Health Websites
AMA Doctorfinder
American Medical Association
American Cancer Society
ANAD (prevention and alleviation of eating disorders)
Best Hospitals Finder
CDC Health Topics A to Z
CDC National Center for Health Statistics
Food and Drug Administration
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Household Products
Internet Mental Health
Medicare: Nursing Home Compare
MedlinePlus Drug Information
The Merck Manual
National Library of Medicine Health Information
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255)

Health Website Evaluation
How to Evaluate Health information on the Internet
10 Things to Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on The Web


These website links provide access to a wide range of consumer health and medical information available on the Internet. They are provided for information purposes only. Advice and opinions on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a health professional.