Health and Medical Sciences
Health and Medical Sciences
Broward County > Library > Reference Section > Health and Medical Sciences

Medical and Health ServicesThe Reference Section, located on the fifth floor of the Broward County Main Library, has an area that includes information on health and medical topics.

Print Sources - Books

The Reference Section provides print materials in the area of health and medicine. Circulating books on health and medicine are located on the fourth floor of the Broward County Main Library.

Note: Books on health and medicine are available at many branches of the Broward County Library and are classified in the 610-619 Dewey Decimal section. 


The Broward County Library’s collection of electronic books is available through NetLibrary or OverDrive.

Reference Databases

Health and Wellness Resource Center (website) provides health and wellness information, for the layperson, taken from medical encyclopedias, medical journals, general interest publications, and pamphlets.

Health Reference Center Academic (website) provides full-text articles from nursing and allied health journals. A variety of personal health information sources from Health & Wellness Resource Center are also contained in this academic-oriented database.

Links to Websites on Health and Medicine

Additional information on health and medicine may be found on the following websites:

ipl2: Information You Can Trust - website 
This is a searchable and annotated subject directory of internet resources that provide accurate, factual information on many topics. To start, type a keyword in the search box or select "Resource by Subject” and then “Health and Medical Sciences”.

Broward Health - website
Broward Health encompasses more than 30 health care facilities. This website provides information on the locations and areas of specialization of these facilities. Also included is information on local physicians.

Florida Department of Health in Broward County - website
This local website provides a wealth of information on health topics.

Children’s Medical Services - website
Searchers will find links to information on medical services for children with special needs.

Drug Information Online - website
This is a website with consumer information about prescription drugs and related topics.

Florida Department of Health - website
This website provides statewide health and medical information. Also included are profiles of medical practitioners

Harvard Health Publications - website
This website provides information on general and specific medical topics.

Mayo Clinic - website
Medical information for the general consumer is available at this website. Topics include Diseases, Symptoms, Drugs, Tests and Procedures, Healthy Lifestyle, and First Aid.

Medicaid Options - website
Information about the Medicaid program is provided by at this website by Florida’s Agency for HealthCare Administration.

Medicaid Benefits - website
Access Florida, the website of the Florida Department of Children and Families, provides information about applying for Medicaid.  Individuals who have previously applied may access their accounts online.

Medicaid Options - website
Information about the Medicaid program is provided at this website by Florida’s Agency for HealthCare Administration.

Medline Plus:  Trusted Health Information for You - website
This website, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, contains the latest health news and links to web resources on a wide variety of medical topics. Also included is an illustrated medical encyclopedia and interactive patient tutorials. 

The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library - website
Consumer health information for patients and caregivers is presented here.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) - Health Professions Division Library - website
The NSU Health Professions Division Library features a wealth of information for health professionals.

Salem Online Health - website
This online version of the five-volume Magill’s Medical Guide is an authoritative source for definitions of medical terms as well as explanations of diagnostic and treatment techniques for many medical conditions.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - website
This is the government website for medical information from A to Z.

Community Resources

Florida Department of Health in Broward County - website
2421 SW 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2613
Phone: 954-467-4700

University of Miami-Louis Calder Memorial Library (Serving the Medical School) - website
P.O. Box 016950 (R-950),
Miami, FL

Phone: 305-243-6403  



Updated 6/13