Below you will find third-party sites and resources. If you have a favorite resource that's not included in the list, please let us know.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
This site provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems.
- Natural Medicines
Natural Medicines is the most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.
General Medical Information
Medscape from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, 1-time, free registration, Medscape from WebMD automatically delivers to you a personalized specialty site that best fits your registration profile.
UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions.
- Fingertip Formulary
Fingertip Formulary maintains the highest quality and most comprehensive integrated database of formulary information in the United States, covering virtually all commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and PBM plans.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
OncoLink was the first cancer information website on the Internet, started in 1994, and remains one of the largest. This award-winning site is maintained by a group of oncology healthcare professionals who understand the need of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Putting Evidence into Practice (PEP)
ONS PEP resources are designed to provide evidence-based interventions for patient care and teaching. PEP topic teams of nurse scientists, advanced practice nurses, and staff nurses summarize and synthesize the available evidence in PEP topic areas.
- Cancer Network
Cancer Network offers oncology and hematology news, conference coverage, and review articles from the journal ONCOLOGY on cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
- National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. We are part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that comprise the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a presence in every community.
CancerCare provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of our services are free of charge.
- Needy Meds
NeedyMeds' mission is to be the best source of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing problems paying for medications and health care; to assist those in need in applying to programs; and to provide health-related education using innovative methods.
RadiologyInfo.org tells you how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams.
Professional Development and Education
- Axis Medical Education
AXIS Medical Education, Inc. is a full service continuing education company that designs and implements live, on-demand and print-based educational activities for allied healthcare professionals.
- Clincal Care Options
CCO believes the way to optimize clinicians’ competence in providing the highest standards of evidence-based medicine are through effective education and the availability of the latest clinical information, whenever and wherever it is needed.
- Harborside Medical Education (HSME)
Harborside Medical Education (HSME), a division of Harborside Press, develops educational activities in collaboration with independent providers including The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education. All activities are planned and implemented with the belief that the CME enterprise is a strategic asset to the quality improvement and patient safety imperatives of the US health care system. HSME adheres to the Accreditation Criteria of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support℠, and the ACCME Policies. In addition, HSME follows all requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
RNtoBSN.org’s mission is to further the education of new and established nurses. It is a group of professional nurses, educators, writers and editors committed to furthering nursing education, particularly as it concerns RNtoBSN and standard/accelerated BSN programs.
- Cancer Legal Resource Center
The CLRC provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line. The CLRC also conducts national education and outreach programs for community groups, employers and healthcare professionals and is actively involved in community activities to raise public awareness of cancer-related legal and public policy issues.
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than 100,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. - See more at: https://www.aapa.org/twocolumnmain.aspx?id=1849#sthash.PypuAoiy.dpuf
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners
The AANP is the largest full-service national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties. AANP represents the interests of the approximately 205,000 NPs around the country, advocating for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care.
- American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASCO is a professional oncology society committed to conquering cancer through research, education, prevention and delivery of high-quality patient care.
- Oncology Nursing Society
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care.
Resources for Medical Authors
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
- APA Style
The rules of APA Style, detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, offer sound guidance for writing with simplicity, power, and concision. APA Style has been adapted by many disciplines and is used by writers around the world.
The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers, and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
- BioMed Central
BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 277 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and includes broad interest titles.
- Citing Medicine
Citing Medicine provides instructions and examples for formatting citations to different types of both published and unpublished material, ranging from traditional journal articles and books to newer electronic formats such as Internet journals, Web pages, and blog posts.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
- Free Medical Journals
Over the next years, the most important medical journals will be available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge - the new standard in medical publishing - will have a major impact on medical practice.
- Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
MedPix is a free online Medical Image Database, provided by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA.
- NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms is a resource with 7,771 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- Nurse Author & Editor
Nurse Author & Editor is an international publication dedicated to nurse authors, editors and reviewers. It was first published in 1991 as a print publication but it is now published by Wiley- Blackwell as a free quarterly online publication
- Nursing Writing
This blog is designed as a resource for faculty and graduate students in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. Prepared and maintained by Dr. Thomas Lawrence Long, associate professor-in-residence, this site supports scholarly and professional writing, editing, and writing-coaching activities of the school, including reviews of relevant literature, writing tips, and calls for submissions.
- Online Writing Lab
The Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources including Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language) and Job Search and Professional Writing.
- Taber's Online
Taber's Medical Dictionary Online provides more than 65,000 definitions, 32,000 audio pronunciations, 1,200 images, and 120 videos.
- U.S. Copyright Office
The Copyright Office has approximately 450 employees, the majority of whom examine and register hundreds of thousands of copyright claims in books, music, movies, software, photographs, and other works of authorship each year. In fiscal year 2011, the Office processed more than 700,000 registration claims.
- Who Named It?
Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. The site's ambition is to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.
- WordsCount Analytics
The WordsCount Service is a free service that analyzes a document and calculates many things that would be difficult to do manually, such as how many articles and conjunctions the author wrote, the SMOG reading level and the count of every letter used and graphs showing the author the most difficult sections.
Searchable Medical Databases
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
- National Center for Health Statistics
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.
- National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
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.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA's organization consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.