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Freely Available STEM Resources Online: Medicine

Various government, educational and reputable sites with wide-ranging information on science and technology.

Resources Focused on Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This government resource has information on diseases, vaccination, and outbreaks world wide. It has information on workplace safety, emergency preparedness and data and statistics as well.

Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections

Through a collaboration of University of Wisconsin and Michigan State Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections, NSF and the National Museum of Health and Medicine, this collection provides images and information on over 100 species of mammalian brains.

Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

Part of  Harvard University's Library Collections to the World, Contagion is relevant to students of medical history and those interested in epidemiology. The collection contains full-text manuscripts, some not found elsewhere.


The Division of Parasitic Diseases maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an identification website for parasites for laboratories and pathologists worldwide. The site requires Adobe Flash.


MEDLINEplus is a publication of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). This comprehensive website contains information and multimedia on all aspect of health, as well as a drug and supplement guide. It also hosts Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary. Both the NIH and the NLM are great resources as well.