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Free and Open Access Health Resources

Look it up - developing your understanding

Many disciplines have specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias - reference material which can provide you with a definitive explanation of core information and concepts in medicine and health.

Medscape provides quick access to reference material, education tools and current medical news.

Medpedia is a wiki project which aims to provide a collaborative reference resource for medical information.

This is the US National Library of Medicine's source of health information for patients and their families.

Better Health Channel
Provided by the Victorian State Government, this is an excellent source of patient level health information.

Searching the broader web

Pogofrog is an internet search engine which delivers largely medically oriented results.

For Health Practitioners

For Patients

These resources are designed for patients.  The level of information is appropriate for people without health qualifications.

For Carers

These resources provide information to support carers.