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The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest medical library. Services include reference assistance for the public. Submit a ticket or call (888) 346-3656. 

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
The Network of the National Library of Medicine mission is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

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The Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum advances the historical understanding of the biomedical research conducted at the NIH by documenting, preserving, and interpreting the history of significant NIH achievements, scientists, and policies.  

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Health Information
A service of the National Institutes of Health, this site includes Health Topics A-Z; links to health newsletters, databases, hotlines, and Federal agencies; and a subscription form for the free weekly Health Information Spotlight newsletter.

Healthfinder
This service of the National Health Information Center provides links to prevention and wellness resources; a list of selected health care organizations; information on identifying health care providers; online checkups; and health news.

MedlinePlus
The National Library of Medicine maintains this authoritative health information site, which includes resources on health topics; facts on drugs and supplements; a medical encyclopedia and dictionary; physician and hospital directories; and current health news.

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