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Health Information

The Upstate Health Sciences Library provides public health services and resources free of charge to patients, families and our community members at large.

General Health Resources

Medline Plus - Trusted health information, including multilingual resources, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, and more.   

Clinical Trials - A registry of publicly and privately supported clinical trials. Visit to learn more.

HealthFinder - Over 1600 health topics, personal health tools such as calculators, health news, and how to find a health care provider.

Journal Collection - Library journals (print and online) relevant to consumer health, patients, and families.

Merck Manual - Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

NIH Consumer Health Information - Health information from the NIH including understanding medical research and tips for staying healthy.

Drug Information from Medline Plus - a tool from the National Library of Medicine for looking up side effects, dosages, and precautions.

Upstate's Healthlink Seminars - Local seminars bringing health information and education to you and your family at no cost. Presenters are Upstate physicians, nurses, physical therapists, etc.

Center Watch - Clinical Trials Listing Service: source of clinical trials information that offers news, analysis, study grants, and trial listings to professionals and patients.

Medline Plus Health Videos - covers topics such as anatomy, body systems, and surgical procedures. You can also test your health knowledge with quizzes, and check your health with calculators and questionnaires.


This material is for informational services only and should not be used in the place of medical advice, instruction, and/or treatment by your own health care provider. Please consult your own health care provider about any personal health concerns. The Family Resource Center and/or Health Sciences Library will not be held responsible for the results of your decisions regarding use of this information. The Family Resource Center and/or Health Sciences Library assumes no responsibility for any discrepancies or errors contained in these resources.

About the Health Sciences Library

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