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MedlinePlus offers up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus is also available in Spanish:
Search for actively recruiting studies that you may be able to participate in or learn about new interventions/treatments that are being considered.

Tox Town
Tox Town is an interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic chemicals, your health, and the environment.

Genetics Home Reference
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about human genetics and genetic disorders.

Household Products Database
Find safety and health information for products used in and around the home.

PubMed Health
PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.

PubMed has more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. Learn more about how to limit your search to articles that have free full text available. 

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Exhibition Program
Browse lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources about the social and cultural history of medicine.

Digital Collections
Digital Collections is the Library's free online repository of biomedical resources including books, still images, videos, and maps. All of the content in Digital Collections is freely available worldwide and, unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain.

LocatorPlus Online Catalog
LocatorPlus is the Library's online catalog containing catalog records for books, audiovisuals, journals, computer files, and other materials in the Library's collections.

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About NLM
Find out more about NLM, the world’s largest biomedical library!

Visiting the Library
Learn about the Library's Reading Rooms, tours, vistor center, and the procedures for visiting the NIH.

History of the Library
Read about important events in NLM history and legislative chronology.