I am a huge fan of MedlinePlus and am constantly referring patrons to it whenever I can. However, it’s not the only game in town. Another great resource is The Merck Manuals.
There are two choices while searching the site – Consumer or Professional. Most patrons will probably only want the Consumer version, but it’s very easy to switch between the two. At the top of every article they let you know which version you are in.
The site offers a clean, easy to read page while also offering plenty of information including The Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary for those hard to understand medical terms.
This is definitely a site to keep in mind when patrons are looking for reliable medical information on the internet.
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