Rural Health Resources

Rural Health Resources


The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health and is the world’s largest biomedical library. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine to support collaboration, training, and funding opportunities for over 1,000 health centers, health departments, community organizations and libraries throughout Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Listed below are resources from the National Library of Medicine that are relevant to healthcare and public health. NNLM MAR also offers free training about health information topics and grant funding opportunities for organizations in the Middle Atlantic Region.

Resources for the General Public

  • MedlinePlus
    The National Library of Medicine’s main consumer health resource. With over 1,000 health topics, this is a place for consumers to access trusted health information and for providers to locate patient education materials. The entire site is available in both Spanish and English and easy-to-read materials are clearly marked.
  • Genetics Home Reference
    A resource for information on genetic conditions, including rare diseases. The user is able to search for information by condition, or by a gene or chromosome associated with the condition.

Resources for Clinicians and Public Health Professionals

  • PubMed 
    The world’s premiere biomedical bibliographic database which contains more than 25 million citations to journal articles related to biomedical Sciences, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and allied health. If you’re looking for a clinical focused article and are short on time, try PubMed Clinical Queries.
    Offers information on ongoing and completed trials. provides patients and providers with a centralized place to search for trials by condition, location, and other characteristics.
  • HealthReach
    Contains health education material to provider to the public in a wide variety of languages. Resources include brochures, fact sheets and videos.
  • DailyMed
    Provides FDA drug label information, including information about Indications, dosage, side effects and contraindications. This information is the most up to date information that has been submitted to the FDA.
  • Pillbox 
    Helps in the identification of an unknown pill based on its physical characteristics and provides basic drug information once the pill is identified.
  • PHPartners
    A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.