Health & Medical

Research Tools

For Consumers

Alt HealthWatch
Holistic and alternative approaches to health care and wellness.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Consumer Health Complete
Mainstream and holistic medicine perspectives on aging, diseases, drugs and herbs, nutrition, and men's, women's, and children's health.
Help: online tutorial
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Explora for Everyone
Easy-to-browse categories, organized by popular topics, provide everyone with a starting point for research.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Gale Courses; Healthcare and Medical
Interactive, instructor led online courses on alternative treatments, exploring various medical careers, veterinary & more.
This resource is paid for by the Winnefox Library System.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Rich collection of information on medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

For Professionals

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Recommended Websites

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Read the law.

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Winnebago County
Information and assistance to older and disabled adults, their friends, family, caregivers and the general public.

American Board of Medical Specialties
Check if your doctor is board certified.

American Medical Association
Patient education, from finding a doctor to exploring health care careers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diseases and conditions, healthy living, emergency preparedness, workplace safety, traveler's health and more.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Examine and compare prescription drugs' effectiveness, track record, safety and price.

Covering Wisconsin
Free, expert help with obtaining health insurance.
Health information for the whole family.; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Information on staying safe and healthy. Reports on food, drugs, cosmetics and more.

Information about Wisconsin Department of Health Services health care, nutrition, and other benefit programs offered in the state.

Health Insurance Glossary
Definitions of health insurance terms.
Learn how the health care law affects you. See your health insurance choices at the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Wide range of health topics covered including nutrition, fitness, screening tests and more.

Hospital Compare
Find out how well the hospitals in your area care for their patients with certain medical conditions or surgical needs.

Health, behavior, and development information from before birth through the teen years.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic's extensive web site for medical information.
Eligibility information, application procedures and ACA provisions for both Medicaid and CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.; the US Government Site for People with Medicare
Providing assistance to Medicare beneficiaries with health and prescription drug coverage questions.

Medline Plus
Health information from the world's largest medical library covering topics like conditions, diseases and wellness.
Your one-stop shop for mental health and substance abuse information, resources, and service navigation in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
One of the world's foremost medical research centers.

National Library of Medicine
Medical research, medical history, biotechnology, fact sheets and newsletters, toxicology and environmental health information.
Federal government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Information about the Affordable Care Act for consumers, employers, and insurers in Wisconsin.