Find medical and health information from reputable web resources, and from books and journal databases at the State Library of Victoria.
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.
The following are free and from reputable sources on the web:
Find these books in the State Library of Victoria's Information Centre: