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CINAHL w/full-text NC LIVE icon
Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Indexing for 2,717 journals and full-text for 320 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.

Credo library card icon
Contains many medical dictionaries, including Mosby’s.

HealthCare.gov internet icon
The U.S. government’s site for information about the new Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out if you qualify for lower cost health insurance and enroll right from the site. (Enrollment begins Oct. 1, 2013.)

Health Source: Consumer Edition NC LIVE icon
Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.

Lab Tests Online internet icon
Get reliable, unbiased help understanding your lab results from this peer-reviewed website from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

MedLine Plus internet icon
Get quick, reliable information written for the lay person about many conditions from the National Library of Medicine. This site contains a medical encyclopedia, dictionary, current news, videos and a pharmaceutical drug encyclopedia.

NC Health Info internet icon
Find videos, local health care providers, and reliable health information. Also includes extensive information about health care for veterans, those currently serving in the military, and their families. A joint project from many libraries across the state of North Carolina.

NC Healthcare Help internet icon
Connects North Carolinians with free and low cost healthcare services. Maintained by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine.