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Health Resource Center

MicroscopeTake advantage of the excellent health sciences resources available to Penn Staters. Locate information on healthy lifestyles, family health issues, multi-cultural and gender health, the latest news in biomedical research, international travel alerts, nutrition, dietary supplements, physicians, specific diagnoses and drug information, health insurance, the healthcare industry, aging and more.

  • Ebsco's Academic Search (Members Only)

    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin 
    Find ways to optimize health prevention strategies.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Don’t be confused by federal and state health insurance plans when the answers are at your fingertips.

  • Healthfinder

    Access the rich array of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved health information resources from over 1,500 government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. 

  • Kidshealth

    Find doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

  • MedlinePlus

    Access authoritative, up-to-date consumer health information from the world's largest medical library, including drug information, an illustrated medical encyclopedia and interactive patient tutorials.

  • Merck Manual

    Search this classic online text to learn more about a specific diagnosis.

  • PubMed

    PubMed lets you search millions of journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences