Online Health Resources

Note: Library staff are available to answer the questions you may have, but please be aware that we cannot provide medical advice.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Dallas County Health & Human Services Pandemic Influenza

To help the communities of Dallas County to be prepared for pandemic influenza, and other public health emergencies, Dallas County Health and Human Services has developed a public education campaign that includes the launching of this extensive pandemic influenza website.

Department of Health & Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Find health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo's 2,500 physicians and scientists, learn how to access medical services, and discover Mayo's medical research and education offerings.


Find citations to journal articles in all areas of medicine and health sciences from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Coverage: 1966 through the present.


Find 24-hour health information. Welcome to MedlinePlus, a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions.

There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

MedlinePlus  (Espanol)

Información de Salud las 24 horas.

Merck Manual Home Edition

Access the Home Edition of the Merck Manual.

National Library of Medicine

NLM, the National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library and the creator of PubMed/MEDLINE which contains over 15 million references to journal articles from 4,800 worldwide health science journals cited back to 1950s. NLM provides free health information to libraries, health professionals, and consumers around the world.

National Institute of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.

Nutrient Database

Read nutrition information and more at the United States Department of Agriculture.

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

The Office of Public Insurance Counsel contains annual HMO reports which allow consumers to compare the quality of care delivered by Texas HMOs.


PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Kid's Health

Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, the Kid's Health site has health information about children pre-birth through adolescence. It has separate sections with content appropriate material for kids, teens, & parents.

TeenHealth FX

Find frank, authoritative answers to teens' questions at Teen Health FX. Archives of previously asked questions and answers. Users remain anonymous.

Texas Cancer Data Center

The Texas Cancer Data Center (TCDC) provides information on health professionals, health facilities, demographics and resources via the Internet at no charge. TCDC is an information service, funded by the Texas Cancer Council, dedicated to empowering Texans with the knowledge needed to reduce the human and economic impact of cancer.

The Texas Department of Health Audiovisual Library

The Texas Department of Health Audiovisual Library has a collection of over 2,000 audiovisuals that circulate throughout Texas on a free short-term loan basis. Our collection includes a variety of health and safety topics available to general audiences. It includes materials for preschool through adult groups and a few professional-level materials. Formats include 1/2 inch VHS video, CD-ROMs, slides, audiocassettes, educational models, charts, 16mm film.

Although most audiovisuals are in the English language, some are in Spanish and others are bilingual, English and Spanish on the same tape. There is no charge for Texas residents to borrow from our library except for return shipping charges. We offer a free catalog which contains a subject index and annotated content descriptions.

Vitals Doctors Reviews is a great source for comprehensive medical information on over 720,000 doctors nationwide. Our site offers consumers free information on doctors' practices and specialties, consumer reviews, recommendations from other doctors as well as free physician profiles.


Find general information about many medical conditions, drugs, and more at WebMD.

Local Medical Libraries

UT Southwestern Medical School Libraries

Baylor University Medical Center Health Sciences Library

  • Baylor University Medical Center Health Sciences Library
  • 3302 Gaston Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75246
  • Phone: 214-820-2377

Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library