Parkinson's &
Library of Medicine

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This site contains education and research URL's bookmarked by a Parkinson's patient. Nothing you read in these pages should be considered an endorsement or medical advice.

October is Health Literacy Month!

Health Literacy is defined as "the degree to which people can obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions." (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

U.S. National Library of Medicine

National Library of Medicine Site Index

National Library of Medicine Internet Information Center

MeSH: Medical Subject Headings - is the US National Library of Medicine's [Bethesda, MD] controlled vocabulary used to index and catalog bibliographic and other types of biomedical information material.

Diseases, Disorders & Related Topics

Nervous System Diseases

Central Nervous System Diseases

Search MEDLINE: PubMed

Search PubMed


National Library of Medicine PubMed Training Manuals

National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin Web Site

Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Homepage

Medscape's latest incarnation includes subtle navigation tools with seemingly endless possibilities... There is a SEARCH box top and bottom most of the time... Try it by typing "Levodopa"... BINGO! 12 more articles to read! There is "Choose another tab to search for Levodopa in that database." Medscape / Medline / Drug Info / Patient Info ... There is "Medscape Clinical Content from the last 12 months. Expand to all dates" There is "Show only: Articles | News | Images | CME" ... There is "Refine Your Search Here" ... And.... When you are DONE with Levodopa... Type "Parkinson's" in the SEARCH box... or... "Mirapex" or... "PET Scan" or... Try "More Medscape Specialties" ... A very well thought out versatile web site!

MEDLINE Journals With Links to Publisher Web Sites
(a zillion links - must see)

A Peer Reviewed Sample - British Medical Journal

Medline Plus - Parkinson's Disease

Medline Plus - Medical Encyclopedia

Questia (The World's Largest Online Library) has over 70,000 books and journal articles

Best of the Library

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Online Library
PD Research Reports / Current PD Articles / Free Publications / On-line Publications / Multimedia Sources / Recommended Reading

Health Canada - Links To Libraries

Medical Student Dot Com - A Digital Library

Awesome Library organizes the Web ith 23,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education
Awesome Library

A Great On-Line Medical Dictionary
Medical Dictionary

MT Desk - Medical Transcription and Terminology Site

AMA Medical Glossary

Multilingual Glossary of Medical Terms in Nine European Languages

Glossary of Terms (Relevant to Parkinson's)

The BioSpace Glossary
Defining The Terms That Define Biotechnology
The glossary was developed to keep pace with the ever-evolving language of biotechnology.

Interactive Health Communication (IHC) Glossary Links

The Virtual Library: Medicine and Health

Virtual Hospital

Neuroscience (Biosciences): A component of The World-Wide Web Virtual Library

A searchable and browsable index of neuroscience resources available on the Internet: Neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases.

Physicians' Desk Reference On-Line

The Merck Manual On-Line

The Merck Manual (Home Edition) On-Line

RefDesk - In a library, if you don't know where to look for a reference book, you go to the Reference Librarian. On the Internet, if you don't know where to look for answers, you go to At first glance, the sheer amount of useful links on the Refdesk home page can be overwhelming. But it's really quite well organized and useful.

Your Grandchild Will Show You How!
Welcome to Berit's Best Sites for Children

"The Internet can be a great resource--if you know how to use it effectively. There is so much information on the Internet, but finding the specific facts you need can be like looking for the needle in the proverbial haystack. You need to know where and how to look for different types of information." (from "Berit's Best" - see URL above...)

Parkinsonians CAN help their Grandchildren too!!

The Library Spot - Convenient links to popular online Almanacs, Calculators, Dictionaries, Directories, Encyclopedias, Historic Documents, Quotations, Statistics, and Thesauri.

The Homework Spot - A free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites. With the help of students, parents and teachers, their team of educators, librarians and journalists has scoured the Web to bring you the best resources for English, math, science, history, art, music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills, extracurricular activities and much more.

Infoplease Homework Center - Find useful information by subject area, develop better writing, note-taking and study skills, and search through previous questions and answers from other students.

The KIDS on the Web - This is an excellent site maintained as a labor of love by Internet luminary Brendan Kehoe. Kids on the Web has links for Homework Tools, Educational Sites and much more. You could spend days exploring all these links, and Brendan adds new ones every month.
Homework Tools
Educational Sites

The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 3-12, their teachers and parents. The site is updated Monday through Friday throughout the year.

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