Healthcare Bots and Subject Directories 2019

This guide focuses on a wide range of selected resources from health sciences, technology, academic, government and genetic research sectors, identifying traditional, complimentary and alternative sources to execute expert healthcare related subject matter searches. It is divided into three categories: 1) Search Engines and Selected Bots and 2) Directories, Subject Trees and Subject Tracers 3) Health Forums Online for Expert Support.

Healthcare Search Engines and Selected Bots 2019

AIM DocFinder

American Board of Medical Specialties – Board Certification Verification – Open Access e-Prints

Babylon – Everyone’s Personal Health Answer Service


BioMed Central

BioMedLib Search Engine

BioMedSearch – Biomedical Search Engine

BIOZ – Best Way To Find Scientific Data

CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging ONline Data for Epidemiologic Research)

CiteHealth – Reports & Ratings on Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Other Health Care Providers

CME Search HealthStream – Quantitative Pubmed Comparisons

CureHunter – Medical Search and Discovery

DeepLife – Entity-Aware Search, Analytics and Exploration for Health and Life Sciences 

Diagnosia – Medical Drug Search Engine

Diseases Database – Medical Lists and Links Searchable Diseases Database

DocInfo – Your Most Accurate and Trusted Source for Physician Disciplinary Information – 2019 Search Engine for Healthcare Resources

eMedicine – Point of Care Medical Reference for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals – Share and Discover Life Science Methods

FeedNavigator – Full Text Health Articles and RSS Feeds – National Library of Health Sciences – Terkko

Finding and Using Health Statistics

FindZebra – Search Engine for Difficult Medical Cases – Life-Science Search Engine

Healing Foods Reference Database


Health Cyber Map

HealthFinder® – Your Guide to Reliable Health Information

Healthline – Health Search Engine and Medical Information

Health On the Net(HON): MedHunt

Health Central

HighWire Press – Largest Repository of Free Full-Text Life Science Articles in the World


Hospital Compare – A Quality Tool for Adults, Including People With Medicare

HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress)

HSTAT – Health Services/Technology Assessment Text

IBM Watson Health

Kleio @ NaCTeM Advanced Life and Biomedical Search



MediBid – Where Needs Meet Solutions

Medical Dictionary: Comprehensive Medical Terminology Search

Medical World Search

MEDIE – Semantic Retrieval Engine for MEDLINE

MEDIGO – Find Healthcare Abroad


MedPix® – Free Open-Access Online Database of Medical Images


MyHealthBox – Information Sources for Medicines and Healthcare Products

NextBio – Life Science Search Engine

NICE Evidence Search


NLM Drug Information Portal

NN/LM Guide to Internet Discovery Tools

Open-i Project – An Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine

OReFiL: Online Resource Finder for Lifesciences

PDC – Physician Data Center

PharmGKB: The Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base

PogoFrog – Medical Search Engine for Physicians


Researcher – Making Vital Research Hard To Miss

Resource Identification Initiative

RODS Open Source Project – Open Source Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance Software


Search Medical Algorithms

Swedish MeSH Tree Tool

Symptoma – Search Engines for Diseases

Transcriptic – Discovery Biology On Demand

Trip Database – Clinical Search Engine

Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)

U.S. Global Health Legislation Tracker

VADLO – BioMedical and Life Sciences Search Engine

Vimo – Comparison Shopping for Healthcare Insurance

Yale MeSH Analyzer

Your.MD – Artificial Intelligent Personal Health Assistant

Healthcare Directories, Subject Trees and Subject Tracers 2019

23 and Me – DNA Testing

About: Health & Fitness

Accountable – Secure, Cloud-Based HIPAA Compliance Management Platform

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia

Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Effective Health Care Program

All About Forensic Science – Free and Comprehensive Guide to Forensic Science

AMEDEO – The Medical Literature Guide – Scientific Information in Medicine

Antibody Registry

Archives of Medical Research

Atlas of Emotions

Authoratory – Database of Leading PubMed Scientists

BEN Portal: BioSciEdNet

Best Guided Meditations For Sleep: Unlock Inner Peace And Deep Relaxation For The Best Sleep Of Your Life

Better Data, Better Health

Better Health Channel (BHC)

Big A – Z List of Complementary and Alternative Therapies



Biological and Chemical Terrorism Information for Healthcare Professionals

Biological Informatics 2019

Bio-Med Library

BlackStump Medical Page

Brain Facts: Explore the Brain and Mind – Improve Focus, Relaxation and Sleep With Audio Brainwave Training

Broad Institute – Propelling the Understanding and Treatment of Diseases

Burnout Research

Cancer Commons – Open Science Cancer Collaboration for Patients, Researchers and Clinicians

Cardiovascular Embryology Animations

CasesDatabase – Unlock the Value of Medical Case Reports – Search 28000+ Cases from 250 Journals

CDC: 500 Cities Project

CDC Influenza Mobile Application for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals

Center for Advanced Modeling

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

CenterWatch – Global Source for Clinical Trial Information

Change:Healthcare – Free Tools To Manage Your Healthcare Costs

CiteHealth – Healthcare Providers Reviews and Ratings

Complementary and Alternative Medicine NIH Web Resource

Consano – Directly Support Medical Research That Matters To You

Consciousness Hacking

CorePsych – Brain and Body Connections

Cubigo – Maintain Social Contacts for Independent Living

Cureus – The Medical Journal for a New Generation – Built for Doctors and Patients

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)

Demographic and Health Surveys

Directory of America’s Hospitals – Health, Symptoms, Diseases, Infections

Diseases Database – Medical Lists and Links Searchable Diseases Database

DocGraphBatea – Help Improve Medical Wikipedia Articles

Doximity – The Medical Network – Medical Reference Website for Health Professionals and Patients

Drug Watch – Drug Information, Side Effects and Interactions

DynaMed – Clinical Reference Tool


Editing RNA Expands CRISPR’s Use Far Beyond Genetic Diseases by Shelly Fan

Ejenta – Intelligent Agents for Connected Care

eLIFE – Open-access Journal That Publishes Promising Research in the Life and Biomedical Sciences


Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy

Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements

Encyclopedia of Medical Genomics and Proteomics

Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology

Equator Network – Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

Europe PubMed Central

Everyday Health

Family Doctor – Health Information for the Whole Family

Figure 1 – Free, Safe Photo Sharing for Healthcare Professionals

FluNet – Global Tool for Influenza Virological Surveillance

Folding@home (FAH or F@h)

Free Medical Journals

Free Medical Books – A Medical Wiki

GARD – Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

GenBank® – Health Conditions

GigaScience Journal

Gold Bamboo – Alternative Health Comparisons

Golden Hour – Medical Information Center

Grant Forward – Start Moving Your Research Forward

Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body – Education Equals Empowerment

Grey Literature Report – Health Services Research and Selected Public Health Topics

Guide to Selected Bioinformatics Internet Resources – Tune In to Your Habits

Hardin Meta Directory

HCPLive – Healthcare Professionals Homepage


Health and Fitness – Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Healthcare Hashtag Project

Healthcare Online Resources 2019

Healthcare Subject Guides on Selected Topics

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)

Health, Fitness and Nutrition with Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Health Informatics Forum – Discussion Forum for Health Informatics Professionals and Students

Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI)

HealthMap – Global Disease Alert Mapping System


HerbNET – Comprehensive Site for All Things Herbal

Herb Research Foundation

Home, Children and Clinical Studies (NHLBI, NIH, DHHS)

Hospital Compare – A Quality Tool Provided by Medicare

Indiana Resource Center for Autism

InfoSci-Medical Database

InsightMedi – The Global Photo-sharing Network for Healthcare Professionals

Interagency Pain Research Portfolio (IPRP) – Federal Government’s Pain Research Database

International Aging Research Portfolio (IARP) 

Internet for Medicine – Free Interactive Tutorial

JNeurosci: The Journal of Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) OpenCourseWare (OCW)

Journal of Open Health Data


Lab Tests Online – Peer-Reviewed, Non-Commercial and Patient-Centered

Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC)

Listservs® for Medical Librarians

LENUS – Irish Health Repository

LIMSwiki – Laboratory, Health, and Science Informatics Encyclopedia

LitMed: Literature Arts Medicine Database

Local Harvest Resources

MappyHealth – Tracking Disease Trends 140 Characters At a Time

Martindale’s Health Science Guide


MDLinx – Clinical and Medical Resources Updated Daily

Medgadget – Latest Medical Gadgets, Technologies and Discoveries

Medical Animation Library

Medical Dictionary by Stedman’s

Medical Dictionary: Comprehensive Medical Terminology Search

Medical Dictionary Online

Medical Education Online

Medical Heritage Library

Medical Library Association (MLA)

Medical Mnemonics – World’s Database of Medical Mnemonics – Digital Library of Authoritative Medical Information

Medical Tourism Guide – Health and Medical Information Produced By Doctors

MEDLINEplus® Health Information from the National Library of Medicine – Healthcare Crowdfunding

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

nanoHUB – Computational Nanotechnology Research

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

National Cancer Institute Research Resources

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

National Library of Medicine: Disaster Information Management Research Center

National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services

National Network of Libraries of Medicine®

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Neurology, Neuroscience, and Neurosurgery Websites

Neurotransmitter – Biomedical Information in Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychology

NLM Catalog

NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI)

NSF Special Report: Understanding the Brain

Nursing Education Resource Guide

Nutra Sanus – Natural Health Care and Nutrition

OECD Health Statistics 2018 – Terrific Apps Every Nurse Should Be Using

Open Access Peer Reviewed Medical Journals

openFDA – Health Data Sets

openICPSR – Social and Behavioral Science Research Data

OpenWater – New Generation of Imaging Technologies

Orphanet – The Portal for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs

Pathfinder Index for HEALTHINFOQUEST

Patient Innovation


PDRhealth – Consumer’s Web Portal for Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR®)

PeerJ – Award Winning Biological, Medical, and Environmental Sciences Journal

Pivot – Connecting Funding and Research Expertise

PLOS: Pathogens

PMC – Free Archive of Biomedical and Life Sciences Journal Literature

Project Ranks Billions of Drug Interactions

ProMED-Mail – Global Electronic Reporting System for Outbreaks of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Toxins

Protocol Exchange

Protocol Online – Your Lab’s Reference Book

Psych Web


PubMed Health – National Library of Medicine

PubMed® Tutorial

Quality Checklists for Medical Education Blogs and Podcasts

Recall Guide – Prescription Drug Alerts and Community Sharing

ResearchKit Framework – Medical Research Apps

RXDangers – Drug and Safety News Alerts

Scientific Protocols – Free and Easy Way To Share Scientific Protocols

Sickweather – Sickness Forecasting and Mapping

Sloan-Kettering – About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products


Sookasa – Protect Files Across Cloud Services and Mobile Devices

Specialized Information Services from National Library of Medicine

SpringerImages – Hard To Find Scientific Images

STAT!Ref® – Electronic Resources for Healthcare Professionals

STKE – Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment

Study Guide for the Systems of the Body


Super Searchers on Health and Medicine: Healthcare URLs

Symplur Signals

The Area Deprivation Index (ADI)

The Blue Brain Project 

The Cell Image Library™

The Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at MIT

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library

The Disease Map

The eSkeletons Project

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine (GLOWM)

The Healing Directory

The Health and Retirement Study

The Kepler Project

The Medical News – Latest Medical News and Research

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook

The Winnower – Open Access Online Scholarly Publishing Platform

The World Health Report 

UK Biobank – Improving the Health of Future Generations 

Understanding Health Research – A Tool for Making Sense of Health Studies

United States County Health Ratings

UpToDate – Evidence-based Clinical Decision Support

U.S. Global Health Budget

U.S. National Library of Medicine

Virtual Library of Health & Medicine Crozer-Keystone Health System

Visible Body – Comprehensive 3D Human Anatomy Over the Internet

VR in Healthcare

Webicina – The Most Relevant Curated Medical Social Media Resources

Webliography for Health Sciences Authors

Wellcome Images – One of the World’s Richest and Unique Image Collections 

Wellcome Library – Medical History to Present Day Medical Resources

WHO: Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018

WHO: World Health Statistics

WikiDoc – Medical Knowledge and Collaboration

Wiki Journal Club (WJC)

Yale MeSH Analyzer

10 Health Forums Online for Expert Support

CrowdMed – Solve Medical Cases

Doctors Lounge




Hopkin’s Breast Center

MD Talks



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