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College of Medicine

A Selection Of Useful Web Sites For Medical Students

SUNY Downstate's Medical Research Library of Brooklyn

The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn can trace its origins back to the Hoagland Laboratory in 1845. When SUNY Downstate Medical Center was founded in 1962, the Medical Society of the County of Kings joined with SUNY to create one of the largest medical collections in the nation at that time - over 250,000 volumes. Currently the Library provides access to about 4000 electronic journals and 356 electronic books. Additionally, access is provided to 113 electronic databases and a variety of search engines including WebFeat which will comprehensively search the library's resources. The collection also includes 388,320 printed journal volumes and 67,078 printed books.

The service departments of the Medical Research Library include: Evidence Based Medicine, Expert Searching, Collection Management, Technical Services, Access Services (Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Photocopying), Learning Resource Services (Learning Resource Center, Classroom Scheduling and Audio-Visual Delivery), Library Systems, Reference, Special Collections and Archives, and Administration.

The library provides services to the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, University Hospital, Graduate Medical Education, Administration, and Researchers.


One of the best medical information sites for physicians. Provides free access to MEDLINE.


ACLS Online
Informative advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) online certification site. Visit for more information.


Association of  American Medical Colleges
List of medical schools online, with direct links to homepages!


Doctors without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarianorganization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.


List of medical journals
A very comprehensive. Bulletin Board, active site.


Stanford MedWorld
Links to medical sites, well organized with descriptions.


United States Hospital Directory
Sponsored by US News and World Report


mediLexicon: Hospital Search Directory