Here are a few tips to remember when searching the Web:
"San Francisco" or "San Francisco Bay Area"
"residential care facilities" or ________
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A very well organized website for starting research and for finding health statistics. Extensive information about health and disease from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Information is provided for professionals and the public, so be sure to choose the right sections for your patients.
US National Library of Medicine website providing health information to the general public
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - Online
Online version, with features not available in the print version, and "continuously updated to ensure that the information is as up-to-date as possible.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Additional information is available through subscription databases like Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition and Health Source - Consumer Edition (both from EBSCO). Remember that from off campus, you will need your RAM ID login.