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Health Research



A searchable index to medical articles from a variety of academic journals and scholarly publications.


Health Reference Center Academic

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A multi-source database that contains nursing and allied health journals with access to full text articles. Users can search over 2800 publications with over 12 million articles.


ABMS Medical Directory

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Quick and easy access to professional information about more than 800,000 board certified physicians in 50+ specialties and 100+ subspecialties from the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Other Useful Websites

Disorder And Condition Databases / Symptom Checkers:

Web MD  

Using a body map and a series of follow-up questions, generate a list of possible conditions to fit your symptoms. Review treatment and self care options, what to expect, and questions to ask your doctor. Web MD also has databases for common health conditions, drugs and supplements, tips for living health, fitness and exercise suggestions, and more.

Medline Plus  

Browse databases for common conditions, drugs, herbs, and supplements. Use quizzes, calculators, self-assessments and other interactive tools to educate yourself on a variety of health topics. Read about symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention for over 900 diseases, illnesses, health conditions, and wellness issues.

Mayo Clinic  

Learn about symptoms, causes, treatments, remedies, and prevention for common diseases and conditions.  Search databases for drugs, tests, procedures, and supplements. Browse first aid and healthy living topics. Contributions come from more than 3,300 physicians, scientists, and researchers from Mayo Clinic.

Clinical Trials is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. Learn the ins and outs of clinical trials: how they work, related terms, recently published trials, and how to find clinical research studies near you. Search for studies by condition, location, and sponsor.

FDA Drugs  

Browse databases for drug related information from the Food and Drug Administration and learn about drug approvals.  

Finding Doctors And Hospitals:
Best Doctors by New York Magazine  

A list of the top 1,160 physicians, selected through a peer-review survey and published by specialty by New York Magazine. Also includes a searchable database and an "Ask A Best Doctor" column for selected health topics.

U.S. News And World Reports Best Hospitals

A list of the top hospitals in the United States for 2012-2013, analyzed and ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Hospitals are ranked by specialty and location. Also includes a hospital search feature.

AMA Physician Select  

A directory of physicians in the United States hosted by the American Medical Association. The directory is searchable by name and physician specialty.

Government Links:

New York State Health Care Marketplace  

Search for plans and sign up for health coverage.

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council  

Find a certified navigator to help you sign up for a health plan. 

New York State Department Of Health

  View the New York State Department of Health's A to Z index of health topics.
Medicare is the official US Government website for Medicare. Apply for Medicare and find doctors, providers, and hospitals near you. Explore Medicare plans, learn what Medicare covers, get help with costs, and find out how Medicare works with other insurance.


Use our government’s main health information portal to browse an encyclopedia of over 1,600 health topics and locate a doctor, health center, organization or public library. Take quizzes, use calculators, and prepare planners to track your personal health goals. Read about today’s health headlines and browse articles for popular health topics. is sponsored by the National Health Information Center.