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Research Guides

Free and Sponsored Medical/Health Resources

Authoritative & Reliable Health Information for Teachers & Students

This page includes some of the freely available resources for teachers and their students.

When doing research on the Internet, it is important that students understand the differences between authoritative and non-authoritative resources for medical information. This overview will assist them in recognizing reliable sites:

Guide to Healthy Web Surfing

A good place to start researching medical and health topics is MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine.



Don't forget to search the Health & Medicine databases in INSPIRE, the Indiana Virtual Library available to all citizens of Indiana, including all schools and universities.

Resources for Teachers

K-12 Science and Health Education (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Working with teachers and scientific experts to provide FREE reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education programs.

National Institutes of Health Curriculum Supplement Series The NIH curriculum supplements are teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices.
HTML and PDF versions of each supplement are online and accessible to all. Print versions are FREE upon request to educators in the U.S.

Science Education: Resources for Students & Teachers

Health Occupations (MedlinePlus) - Links to resources on all types of medical, nursing and other health professional careers.

Resources for High School & Middle School Students

MedlinePlus Teens Page



Health Occupations (MedlinePlus) - Resources on all types of medical, nursing and other health professional careers.