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Oak Point Library: Nursing Websites

Need to grab free and fast reliable health information?

Utilize these resources as nursing students and as future practicing nurses. These resources are reliable, often government or non-profit run, and are consistently updated with new health care information.

Description-What the resource provides

Direct URL

App- Click on URL below with smart phone for access

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): produces evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

AHRQ Mobile Site

American Academy of Pediatrics: an organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.


AskMedline:  a search tool for clinicians, researchers, and other information seekers interested in finding current evidence in MEDLINE/PubMed.

AskMedline Mobile Site

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): creates expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health


MedScape: from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools.

MedScape App

National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC): a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.


National Institutes of Health (NIH): the United States’ medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

NIH App- You can also add additional NIH Apps from this URL

PICO search through Pubmed: a search tool for clinicians, researchers, and other information seekers interested in finding current evidence in MEDLINE/PubMed using the PICO method.

PICO Mobile Site

Virginia Henderson Repository: a global digital service that collects, preserves and shares nursing research and evidence-based practice materials.

Virginia Henderson Repository Website

World Health Organization (WHO): providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

WHO Mobile Site

Patient-Centered Websites

Not sure where to direct your patients for information that is light on medical jargon? Looking for handouts for your patients regarding basic information? Checkout these websites:

Family Doctor: Operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The information provided on this website is for general educational purposes only.

Healthfinder: A service of the National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this site offers a health library, health news, online check-ups and more.

Kidshealth: The most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through teen years.

Mayo Clinic:  Provides information for medical professionals, current research, and healthcare education for everyone.

MedlinePlus:  Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a language you can understand.

National Institutes of Health:  A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the nation’s medical research agency–making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

WebMD:  Offers valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.  You can trust that the content is timely and credible.