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Whether researching your own health or for your family, these professional and trusted resources will help you find answers to your medical questions.

2-1-1 Community Resources Directory

2-1-1 is the one-stop connection to the local services-- from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, and crisis intervention.

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It focuses attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens.

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

CAA|DV offers information and links to the 18 agencies in Connecticut whose primary purpose is to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their families.

CT Parent Advisory Council

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26.


DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors.

Dollars For Docs

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, research and consulting, among other categories. Use this tool to search for general payments (excluding research and ownership interests) made from August 2013 to December 2016.

eLicense - Connecticut

An easy to use database of licenced healthcare providers, includes licensure actions and pending charges.

FDA: U. S. Food and Drug Administration

The go-to resource for easy-to-read articles about buying medicines online, health fraud, warnings and enforcement, and safety alerts. Links to free print publications. Available en Espanol.

Health Information in Multiple Languages

From the National Library of Medicine, health information in multiple languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.


HealthPocket compares and ranks health plans and provides valuable research about Obamacare, Medicare, and other types of health insurance. HealthPocket is neither a broker nor an insurance company and is committed to providing unbiased information to help consumers make more informed insurance decisions.

Healthy Minds CT

Mental health initiatives, events, training, and resources in Southwestern Connecticut.

Mayo Clinic Health Information

More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you.


Librarian's Choice

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, you will find information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information.

Merck Manuals - Consumer Edition

A trusted, authoritative resource for information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

Merck Manuals - Professional Edition

Find detailed information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional.


PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

researchIT CT

researchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. We also offer a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center allows users to conduct keyword searches or browse topics by branch of science. In addition to full-text periodicals, books, biographies and essays, it includes: more than 1,000 science experiments; more than 2,000 science videos from top educational publishers; and thousands of high-quality science images.

Silver Book

A searchable database of more than 1,000 facts, statistics, graphs, and data from more than 200 agencies, organizations, and experts. Sponsored by the Alliance for Aging Research.

UConn Consumer Health Resources

University of Connecticut Health Center Library's consumer health information program for Connecticut residents.

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