Health Resources

Searching for trusted information on medical, health, or wellness topics?  The resources below are trusted, authoritative sources, accessible without a library card.

Download our Health Literacy Resources brochure to connect friends and family to trusted resources.

The Northborough Community Resource Guide was developed out of the Be Well Northborough working group in order to connect residents to health and wellness resources.  Entries include town departments, local non-profits, and businesses as well as local, state, and national resources. 


Family Doctor provides trusted medical advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Includes a symptom checker, medical terminology dictionary, a neighborhood navigator, and a BMI calculator, in addition to trusted information on a variety of health and wellness topics, diseases, insurance, and more.

Kids Environment Kids Health is a resource through the National Institute of Environmental Health

Sciences for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today.

KidsHealth offers doctor-reviewed slides, videos, and articles on hundreds of physical and behavioral topics.  There are separate sections for kids, teens, and adults.

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families andMedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

MyHealthFinder provides trusted health information from the Department of Health and Human Services to help you and your family stay healthy. 



NIH Digital Collections provides access to the National Library of Medicine's distinctive digitalNIH Library of Medicine logo - CureHHT content in the areas of biomedicine, health care and the history of medicine. Our unique digital collections are freely available for download worldwide and in the public domain unless otherwise indicated.

Open-i is a service of the National Library of Medicine that enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images (including charts, graphs, clinical images, etc.) from the open source literature, and biomedical image collections.

PubMed comprises more than 35 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE,PubMed logo blue.svg life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.  It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System provide statewide access to a wide range of information about consumer health, wellness, medicine, healthcare administration, psychology, direct patient care, and much more. A valid C/WMARS library card number is needed in order to access most databases.

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