Web Resources

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Evaluating Health Information on the Internet

Medical Library Association Nursing & Allied Health Resources Section

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality . The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ supports research that will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence-based decision making.

National Institute of Nursing Research . Its mission is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. NINR supports research in such areas as chronic and acute diseases, health promotion and maintenance, symptom management, health disparities, caregiving, self-management, and the end of life.

Martindale’s The Virtual Nursing Center . Links to dictionaries, glossaries, courses and tutorials, clinical and physical exams, protocols and procedures, case studies, interactive cases, national boards and review questions, classification of diseases, laboratory diagnostics, handbooks, etc.

Medline Plus Medical Information . Links to information to help answer health questions. Authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, and health-related organizations.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention . CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. This link provides reliable information on health topics from A-Z.

Mayo Clinic


Womenshealth.gov . A federal clearinghouse, the U.S. Office of Women's Health provides authoritative resources relating to women's health. Included is information on all major health concerns for women, prevention information, the latest news pertaining to women's health, and a section on men's health, too!

Nursing Theory and Research Site

Nursing Organizations

American Nurses Association - Nursing World . "Professional organization representing the interests of... registered nurses .... The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying ... on health care issues affecting nurses and the public."

RSS Feeds

RSS feeds send you automatic updates when a website adds new content.

The following are alert services maintained by the National Library of Medicine:

You must set up an RSS account to get access to these alert services, and instructions are available at the two sites above.

Tests & Measurements

Nursing Test Preparation

The library also has a number of test preparation books. You can find them by using LibCat.

Tests and Measurements Used in Clinical Settings

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Resources

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - The "Health Information" section of this site contains the following links: Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Alerts and Advisories, Treatment Information, and More Resources.


Nursing Calculator

Body Surface Area Calculator

Writing in Nursing

Writing in Publication for Nursing, 3rd ed., 2015 (Ebook Central ebook)

Citation Machine

Statistical Information


State of Hawaiʻi. Department of Health. Health Statistics . Follow the links on the department's homepage.

Native Hawaiian Data Book

Annie E. Casey Foundation. Kids Count Data Center - Hawaiʻi


Health, United States . Annually reports on trends in health statistics.

National Center for Health Statistics

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office on Women's Health. Health Information Gateway . Data on the health of women and minorities in the U.S.