Dictionaries and encyclopedias - books
Find these books in the State Library of Victoria's Information Centre:
Welcome. This guide aims to help you find medical or health information from both library and web-based resources. Tools to assist you in selecting good quality, reliable information are also provided.
A good place to start is with definitions of terms, for example what is myocardial infarction (answer: heart attack), or the correct term for manic depression (answer: bipolar disorder).
Look for definitions, and brief explanations, in medical dictionaries and encyclopedias: books; ebooks (via electronic databases); or through some reputable free websites. A selection of these resources are listed on this page.
Dictionaries and encyclopedias - websites
The following are free and from reputable sources on the web:
An historic view...
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Medlineplus - anatomy videos
These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.