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Medical Informatics Research Guide

A research guide for medical informatics subjects and courses

Web Resources

  • AdvaMed: Advanced Medical Technology Association that "promotes competitive policies that foster the highest ethical standards, appropriate reimbursement, and access to international markets."
  • Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM): "A global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare."
  • ​​​​​​BioMed Central Journals: BioMed Central is "an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals."
  • Cells Alive! Online since 1994, a website that "captures film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research."
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats."
  • " is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world."
  • Operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), this site provides scientifically accurate health information written at a level accessible to a general audience.
  • " has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet."
  • Mayo Clinic: Patient Care & Health Information: "Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing."
  • MedlinePlus: "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. ... MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free."
  • MedNar: "A free, medically-focused deep web search engine that...accelerates your research with a search of authoritative public and deep web resources, returning the most relevant results to one easily navigable page." 
  • Merck Manual Consumer Edition: The online version of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Written in everyday language for patients and caregivers.
  • Merck Manual Professional Edition: The online version of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Written in language for doctors and medical students.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): "The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives."
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM): "The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe."
  • PDF (Prescriber's Digital Reference): "Browse PDR's full list of drug information alphabetically by choosing the first letter of the drug you are tying to locate."
  • PubMed Central: "PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)."
  • ScienceDaily: "The latest in medical technology research news."

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