Reliable Health Information Resources
SMH Medical Library email: Medical-Library@SMH.com
Hours: SMH Team Members may enter the Medical Library 24 hours a day by swiping their ID Badge. Due to Covid-19, the Medical Library is temporarily closed to the public.
Food, Drink: The Medical Library is a designated space where you are always welcome to Re-Charge the mind and Re-Fuel the body. Work associated cell phone usage is also welcomed.
Pandemic Policy : Please wipe your mouse & keyboard after use - supplies provided.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Waldemere Tower, 3rd Floor
1700 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
Associations and Organizations
Disease Specific Associations
Reliable Medical Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC Accurate information on diseases, conditions, safety topics, and travelers' health
Effective Health Care Program Research summaries from AHRQ - the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
FamilyDoctor.org Trusted medical advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians
Gale Databases Health Reference Center, Nursing and Allied Health Collection, newspapers, more. Use your Monroe County Library card to use these databases from the NYS Library, NOVELNY program
KidsHealth For kids, teens, and parents about health, behavior, and development
Lab Tests Online Helps you understand your lab tests
Mayo Clinic Understandable information on diseases, conditions, medications and coping
MedlinePlus Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine
MentalHealth.org One-stop access to comprehensive mental health information
Merck Manual - Consumer Version Written in everyday language - includes images, audio, videos
MLA Top Health Websites Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association
National Cancer Institute A great starting point for any information about cancer
ok2talk.org A community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems
OrthoInfo Manage your bone and joint health - from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - includes exercises and conditioning programs
Physiotherapy Exercises for People with Injuries & Disabilities World Confederation for Physical Therapy partner
Speak Up Program Helps patients take an active role in preventing health care errors - from The Joint Commission
Kidshealth Información para niños, adolescentes, y padres.
MedlinePlus Información de salud para usted.
SALUD: Spanish Access to Literature / Uso Directo SALUD is a collaboration between the Chicago Department of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences and College of Nursing. The collaboration aims to bring appropriate Spanish & English language materials to the public and public health professionals.
Women's Health The Office on Women's Health (OWH) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The OWH website provides reliable information on women's health issues.