Online Research: Health

The Bensenville Community Public Library subscribes to a variety of online research products and databases that offer up-to-date, reliable information on a wide range of topics, including: genealogy, business, history, homework help, auto repairs, and more.

All of our searchable resources are available for use in the library or from home. Hover over the images below to see a description about each database. You may also narrow or filter your search by clicking on our list of research subjects.

• For some resources, you may be asked to enter the 14-digit barcode (starting with 21437…) on the back of your Bensenville Community Public Library card, along with your PIN number. Need help? Please call us at (630) 766-4642.

More Resources:

HealthCentral – One of the most complete sources of consumer healthcare information on the Internet.

Healthfinder  From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information.

Journal of the American Medical Association – Online companion to the journal.

Martindale’s Health Science Guide – Detailed reference center for medical questions. Includes information for both patients and doctors.

Mayo Clinic Health – Source of reliable health information from Mayo Clinic; site is directed by a team of Mayo physicians, scientists, writers and educators and is updated daily.

MedicineNet – Network of U.S. board-certified physician writers and scientists committed to providing the best unbiased, 100% doctor-produced medical information.

MedlinePlus – From the National Library of Medicine. The best and most complete consumer health source on the Interent. Available in English and in Spanish

Merck Manual of Medical Information – Full text, online version of the print manual used by medical professionals for over 100 years.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) – Home of the world’s largest medical library; includes access to MEDLINE, a searchable database.

RxList – Searchable drug index.

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