There is so much questionable health information out there. Google and other search engines are fantastic tools, but they are not able to filter out unreliable information. It is so hard to know where to start to find reliable information from trusted sources. Start here to find quality information!
MedlinePlus is a consumer health website developed by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It is the best place to start your search for reliable online health information to help you make informed healthcare decisions. You will find health topics pages, drug information, a medical encyclopedia, videos, and links to health websites from reputable sourecs like the Mayo Clinic. Take the MedlinePlus video tour!
View the list of health books in the Traveling Library catalog that can help you with a range of health concerns. If you don’t find what you are looking for in these books, we can get others through interlibrary loan or help you find information through online resources.
The POWER Library includes many full-text article databases available to Pennsylvanians through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Consumer Health Complete is a database that includes articles from popular magazines like Prevention, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health. You can also find articles from medical journals on specific health conditions as well as a medical dictionary, images, and videos to help you learn more about health topics.
Ask a Librarian
Contact Ammon Young, library director, for assistance with finding health information: 570-387-8782 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ammon was a medical librarian at the University of Pittsburgh for six years and can help you find the best information. For in-depth questions, he can refer you to the librarians at the Geisinger Community Health Library who have access to even more resources.