Reputable sources for information about health and medicine in Illinois and nationally.
MedlinePlus: A medical super-site from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes extensive information and links on hundreds of conditions and health issues, drug descriptions, a medical encyclopedia, surgery videos, and more.
HealthFinder.gov: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ guide to health information.
NIH SeniorHealth: Information for older adults, from the National Institute of Aging.
Online documents, photos, articles, and other information about the history of Illinois and the local area.
Illinois Digital Archives: A portal to online exhibits and collections from libraries and museums across the state. A project of the Illinois State Library. Additional online collections are searchable through the Digital Illinois catalog.
Online archives and search engines for finding articles from magazines and newspapers.
BNET Research Center: (Formerly called FindArticles.com.) Index of magazine articles which doesn’t require a login. Many articles are available online for free, but “premium” articles carry a pricetag. Subjects covered include: arts, autos, business, health, home and garden, news, sports, and technology.
Google News: Search for articles from newspaper, TV news, newswires, and other reporting websites.
Topix: Find local news published on websites and blogs.