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APA Formatting


APA 100  (Cox College)
Virtually attend Professor Amanda Cole's workshop to learn the basics of APA.

APA Tips (Cox College)

Provided by Marsha Floyd, Cox College faculty; 10 tips to help you format your paper correctly. 

Basics of APA Style (APA)
This tutorial shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, how to avoid plagiarism, contains sample papers, DOI information and provides selected reference examples.

Setting Up Your Paper

APA Format in Word 2016 - in 4 Minutes V2
(Colin Murphy, Ed.D.)

APA Format Setup in Word 2010 UPDATED
(Daytona State College Writing Center)

APA Style Reference Page

(University of Northern Colorado)

Instructions for Formatting APA Style Papers in Microsoft Word for Apple Products
(Germanna Community College)

Sample Papers

APA Sample Title Page
(Cox College)

APA Sample First Main Body Page
(Cox College)

APA Sample Paper
(Purdue Online Writing Lab) 

Sample Paper

Referencing Your Sources

APA Citations (University of Maryland University College) 

Tutorial describing how to format in-text and reference citations. 

APA Citations: Citing an Article With a DOI and Without a DOI 
(University of Maryland University College)

APA Reference Page Example
(Cox College)

APA Style Citations (Trinity University)

Includes print and electronic citation examples. 

In-Text Citations
(Suffolk County Community College) 

Articles with/without a DOI
(Cox College)

Purdue Owl 

This resource offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and reference page. 

What is a digital object identifier, or DOI?  

Crossref free DOI lookup

Use the "Search on article title" for an easy way to find the DOI for an article.  Not all articles will have a DOI.

Citation Formatters

Free Citation Formatters
(Andersen Library, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)

(Hekman Library and Digital Studio Calvin College)

Citing Unique Sources

Apps: How to cite a Mobile App

Bible or Qur’an

(Cox College)

DynaMed Plus
(Cox College)

How to Cite Cochrane Reviews in APA Style


Quick Answers: References (APA)

How to cite websites, in-text citations, eBooks, interviewers, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, DOIs, a Bibliography vs. a Reference List. 

(Cox College)


Checklist for APA 6 Style: Formatting Your Paper
(Sullivan University) 

APA Formatting Checklist
(Cox College)

APA Style Checklist
(Indiana Wesleyan University)

Need APA Help?

Cox College Writing Center

To submit your paper to the Writing Center:

1. E-mail your paper to the Writing Center at least 7 days before it’s due to allow time for feedback, questions and edits. 
2. Include the due date of your paper. 
3. Provide the rubric for your paper. 

Professor Amanda Cole is also available to work with students. Please e-mail to schedule an appointment: Amanda.Cole2@coxcollege.edu

Reviewed:  May 2018

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs
Published by the American Botanical Council and provided by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center this online book offers information on 29 herbs.

Cochrane Complementary Medicine
Based at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine and providing systematic reviews on complementary, alternative and integrative medicine (CAM) therapies.

Complementary Medical Association (U.K.) 

Promotes research, education and knowledge in the field of complementary medicine. 

The Commission E Monographs of Herbs
Provided by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, this listing provides uses, contraindications, and dosages for over 200 herbs.

Drugs, Herbs, and Supplements
MedlinePlus provides information on effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions of supplements and herbal remedies.

The Herb Research Foundation 

Dedicated to the safe, effective use of herbs and other natural products for health promotion and natural healing. 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) 

Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. 

The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as it relates to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and symptom management.

PubMed Dietary Supplement 

A subset of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Offers information about dietary supplement literature including vitamins, minerals, botanicals and herbal supplements. 

Quackwatch, Inc. 

A nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads and fallacies.

Reviewed:  March 2018

Consumer Health

AMA DoctorFinder

The American Medical Association (AMA) is a professional association of physicians and medical students. Use this site to locate a physician. 

American Association of Poison Control Centers  

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is a nationwide organization of poison centers and interested individuals. 

American Board of Medical Specialties  

Recognized as the "gold standard" in physician certification. Find out why board certification is important. 

American Dental Association  

Consumer website with resources such as Choosing a Dental Plan Under the ACA and Symptom Checker.  The Mouth Healthy Kids link offers videos, games, quizzes and teacher resources for grades 1-12. 

Anatomy of the Human Body  

Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body with interactive images and descriptions. 

Cancer Information

Recommended web sites from the MLA (Medical Library Association) Cancer Librarians' Section.


CardioSmart is a consumer information service of the American College of Cardiology Foundation. 

Cleveland Clinic Tools & Quizzes

Cleveland Clinic's Center for Consumer Health Information provides health tools for educational purposes. 

The Directory (Springfield-Greene County Public Library)  

An alphabetical listing of not-for-profit clubs, agencies and organizations in the Springfield, Missouri, metropolitan area. 

Genetics Home Reference  

The National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions. 


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Links. 

Health finder™  

A free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Mobile app available. 

Lab Tests Online  

A public resource on clinical lab testing from laboratory professionals. Includes information on tests, conditions, diseases, and screening. 

Medical Librarian Association (MLA) Top Health Websites

Consumer health information produced by CAPHIS of the Medical Library Association.

Medline Plus  

Quality healthcare information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (United States).  

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook 

Highly detailed, complete, authoritative medical information for the general public. Addresses medical topics, drug information and self-assessment tools.   

National Institutes of Health 

The U.S. Department of Health’s medical research agency site offering access to health topics under the Health Information tab, current health topics under the News & Events tab or access to science education resources. 

Office of Dietary Supplements

Fact sheets providing current overview of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements.



Offers accurate and timely information about cancer to patients and their families. From the Abrahamsson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. 

PDQ® - National Cancer Institute's Comprehensive Cancer Database 

Cancer information for patients, their families, and health professionals. 


Help you or someone you care about quit smoking. 

Symptom Checker (Mayo Clinic)  

Use this guide to discover common causes of various symptoms. 

Tox Town 

Includes a guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, provides non-technical descriptions of chemicals, and information regarding health concerns during environmental events such as wildfires or storms and floods.

Reviewed:  March 2018

Salud de los Consumidores (Consumer Health - Spanish)

Agencia para el Cuidado de la Salud y la Investigación 

(Agency for Health Care Policy and Research)  

La información de salud incluyendo Guías Clínicas en Español.

(Health information including Clinical Guidelines in Spanish.) 

Academia Americana de Médicos de Familia

(American Academy of Family Physicians) 

Materiales orientados al paciente / consumidor relativos a las enfermedades y condiciones, prevención y bienestar, embarazo, recién nacidos, niños, adolescentes y adultos mayores.   

(Patient/consumer oriented materials concerning diseases and conditions, prevention & wellness, pregnancy, newborns, children, teens and seniors.) 

Alianza Nacional para la Salud Hispana 

(National Alliance for Hispanic Health) 

La misión de la NAHH es mejorar la salud y el bienestarde los hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Datos de salud ennumerosos temas están disponibles en Inglés y Español. 

 (The mission of NAHH is to improve the health and well being of Hispanics in the United States. Health facts on numerous topics are available in English and Spanish.) 

Sociedad Americana del Cáncer

(American Cancer Society)  

Información En Español. 

CDC: Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades 

(CDC : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)   

El CDC provee información de salud confiable creíble enespañol sobre enfermedades y condiciones, emergencias, desastres, salud ambiental, salud del viajero, seguridad en el trabajo y más. 

(The CDC provides credible, reliable health information in Spanish on diseases and conditions, emergencies, disasters, environmental health, traveler's health, workplace safety and more.) 

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration 

Encuentre información acerca de la comida y la seguridad de los medicamentos, dispositivos médicos, cosméticos, productos de tabaco y alimentos de origen animal y los medicamentos. 

(Find information about food and drug safety, medical devices, cosmetics, tobacco products and animal foods and medications.) 


Una guía gratuita de información de salud y servicios humanos de los consumidores confiables, desarrollado por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los EE. 

(A free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.) 

MedlinePlus en Español 

Información sanitaria de calidad sobre las enfermedades y las condiciones específicas de la biblioteca médica más grande del mundo, la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina. 

(Quality healthcare information about specific diseases and conditions from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.) 

Instituto Nacional del Cáncer 

(National Cancer Institute) 

Cancer topics for patients and families. 

(Temas del cáncer para pacientes y familiares.) 

Instituto Nacional del Corazón, los Pulmones y la Sangre 

(National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)  

Recursos latinos salud cardiovascular. 

(Latino Cardiovascular Health Resources.) 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)  

Información sobre temas de diabetes. 

(Information about diabetes topics.) 

Instituto Nacional de Salud Mental 

(National Institute of Mental Health) 

Temas de salud mental, publicaciones, e información enespañol. 

(Mental health topics, publications, and information in Spanish.) 

Instituto Nacional sobre el Abuso de Alcohol y Alcoholismo de Publicaciones 

(National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Publications) 

Publicaciones en español sobre el abuso del alcohol, el alcoholismo y sus efectos en el cuerpo. (Spanish language publications on alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and their effects on the body.)

Reviewed: March 2018

Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity Center for Applied Linguistics 

The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, nonprofit organization promoting access, equity and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world. 

Cultural and Linguistic Competence (AHRQ) 

Resources for improving cultural and linguistic competency in delivering health care. 

EthnoMed (University of Washington)

Information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of U.S. immigrants. 

Health Equity - Minority Health (CDC) 

Endeavors to accelerate CDC's health impact in the U.S population and to eliminate health disparities for vulnerable populations. 

HealthReach - Health Information In Many Languages (NIH-NLM) 

HealthReach is a national collaborative partnership that has created a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.

Joint Commission's Health Equity 

Resources created for health care providers; online guides, books and videos discuss effective communication with patients and families. 

National Center for Cultural Competence (Georgetown University) 

Provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. 

Reviewed:  March 2018

Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice Research Guide

Links to help you understand evidence based practice, find information and assess resources.



50 State Bluebook Guide  

Links to "blue books" for most U.S. states. These books are directories to each state's government, with material on topics such as branches of government, departments, and elections. 

City of Springfield - Government 

Find information about city council, city departments, laws, policies and ordinances. 

Missouri Division of Professional Registration

A listing by profession of persons licensed to practice in the State of Missouri. 

Missouri State Government Home Page 

Provides links to the Missouri's executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, state agencies and Missouri State Statutes. 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department 

See how we are making Springfield a healthier, happier place to live!

Federal Publications 

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 

General and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. 

Disability Resources (U.S. Department of Labor) 

The federal government's one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and many others.  

FastStats A-Z (National Center for Health Statistics)  

NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. 

FDsys (Federal Digital System)  

Provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. 

Federal Register 

The Daily Journal of the United States Government. 


Online guide to government information and services.  

The World Factbook (CIA) 

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for over 265 world entities. 

Federal and International Agencies 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  

The CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise. 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)    

The CMS is the federal agency responsible for administering Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), and several other health-related programs.  

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  

Find information about food and drug safety, medical devices, cosmetics, tobacco products and animal foods and medications. 


Locate answers to questions and information concerning Health Insurance Portability and Accountability. 


The official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace. 


Provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.  Includes data in addition to information on leading health indicators. 

National Institutes of Health  

Comprised of 27 separate Institutes and Centers, the NIH is one of eight health agencies of the U.S. 

Department of Health and Human Services 

Find information about HHS programs & services, grants & contracts and top regulations from HHS.

World Health Organization (WHO)  

News from the World Health Organization.

Reviewed: March 2018


Bernard Sklar's Online CME 

CME List describing web sites that offer AMA-approved CME online. 

Dynamed Plus

The most current, evidence-based clinical information resource available.

Clinical Practice Guidelines by Specialty or Organization

Recommendations from professional associations and organizations.

Greene County Medical Society  

Professional organization for physicians drawing members from southwest Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.  

Introduction to the Central Nervous System - UBC Neuroanatomy Season 1 - Ep 1

Dr. Claudia Krebs hosts this walk through the central nervous system.

JAMA Patient Page  

Journal of the American Medical Association’s on variety of topics. 

Medline Plus  

Quality healthcare information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health (United States). For health professionals and consumers. Provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions.   


Part of WebMD Health Professional Network to provide clinicians and other healthcare professionals relevant clinical information to improve patient care. Reference section contains listing of drugs, herbals and anatomy articles. Some information requires free registration.  

Missouri State Medical Association 

MSMA’s web page offering CME opportunities, member directory, ICD-10 information, practice management and HIPAA updates along with a public health resource page and public access to 2012, 2011, and 2010 issues of Missouri Medicine Journal. 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department 

Access to programs and services such as animal service’s Online Lost & Found form, birth and death certificate application forms, Immunization links, WIC, and more.

Reviewed:  March 2018


Continuing Education

American Nurses Association Continuing Professional Development  

Learn about continuing education opportunities for nurses. Membership in ANA is not required. 

CoxHealth North Education Center (Continuing Education and Life Support)  

A variety of programs for the community and the CoxHealth workforce. 

Martingale's Health Science Guide, Virtual Nursing Center  

Provides links to nursing journals that provide CE credits. 

NursingCEU.Com Directory of Online CE 

A directory of topics available for online nursing continuing education. Some material is fee based. 

Professional Nursing Organizations


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing  

Supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing  

Advancing higher education in nursing. 

American Nurses Association 

Largest organization in the U.S. representing RNs. 

International Council of Nurses (ICN) 

ICN is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs).  Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally. 

National Council of State Boards of Nursing  

Addresses and websites of U.S. State Boards of Nursing. 

National League for Nursing  

Advancing quality nursing education. 


Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MoANA) 

Site for nurse anesthetists practicing in Missouri.  

Missouri League for Nursing  

Promotes the achievement of quality nursing and health care for the people of Missouri. 

Missouri Nurses Association (MONA)  

Professional organization for registered nurses in Missouri.   

Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders  

Educational and networking opportunities designed to encourage the advancement of effective leadership in nursing. 

Missouri State Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (MoSALPN)  

Information, education, programs pertaining to Licensed Practical Nurses.

Resources for Students

Grants for Individuals: Nursing  

Listing of nursing organizations that offer scholarships and grants to individuals. 

International Council of Nurses - Student Network (ICN)  

A network for individual nursing students that exists based upon the values of inclusiveness, diversity, equity, accountability and collegial communication to collaboratively advance the international nursing agenda in the interest of the public. 

Missouri Nursing Students' Association (MONSA) 

Association which provides support to MO nursing students in all environments to assure quality, affordable, and accessible health care for the people of Missouri. 

National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA)  

Membership organization representing all nursing students. 

NCLEX & Other Exams - National Council of State Boards of Nursing  

NCSBN is dedicated to developing psychometrically sound and legally defensible nurse licensure and certification examinations consistent with current practice. These exams include the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations, National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) and the Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE).

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing  

Includes membership information, news, conference schedule, awards and educational resources.

Nursing Research

Cochrane Nursing Care Field  

Supports the dissemination and utilization of the systematic reviews relevant to the field of nursing. Part of the Cochrane Collaboration. 

Evidence Based Practice Research Guide 

Developed by the CoxHealth Libraries, this research guide has been created to assist with locating and assessing evidence based resources. 

Finding and Using Health Statistics  

How to identify and find statistical resources. 

National Institute of Nursing Research  

Supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span. 

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)  

ONS Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) resources are designed to provide evidence-based interventions for patient care and teaching. 

Star Model Research  

The University of Texas - San Antonio Star Model provides a focal point for evidence-based practice activities, including education and interdisciplinary research projects.

Virginia Henderson International Nursing e-Repository  

Links compiled from well-established professional nursing and health organizations, or governmental agencies, and must be related to the field of nursing, nurse education, and/or nursing research to be accepted for inclusion.

Nursing Theory

Nursing Theory and Research (University of San Diego)

A collection of resources about nursing theories throughout the world. 

Nursing Theory and Theorists
Developed by the CoxHealth Libraries with links to resources on selected nursing theories and theorists.

Legal & Licensing

Missouri State Board of Nursing  

Development and enforcement of state laws governing the safe practice of nursing.

Nursing Practice Act and Code of State Regulations

Links to the rules, regulations, and statutes of Missouri's Nursing Practice Act. 

Reviewed:  March 2018

Nutrition & Wellness

Health Assessment

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator

The American Heart Association’s calculator estimates 10-year risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) based on guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.

Body Mass Index Calculator  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BMI calculators for adults, children and teens. 

Lab Tests Online 

A public resource on clinical lab testing from laboratory professionals. Includes information on tests, conditions, diseases, and screening.

Nutrition & Meal Planning

Centers for Science in the Public Interests (CSPI) 

Great site for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science. 

Food Additives 

From CSPI an alphabetical listing of food additives, their uses and safety assessments. 


National Institute on Aging’s exercise, nutrition and safety campaign  exercise and physical activity campaign.

Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source 

The Healthy Eating Plate with guidelines, tips, and recipes to help make the best eating choices. 

Taking a Closer Look at Labels 

From the American Diabetes Association explaining calories, carbs, sugar alcohols along with other nutrients listed on the Nutrition Facts label to help make wise food choices.


Healthy Recipes Center 

From the Mayo Clinic, find hundreds of healthy recipes, including low-fat recipes, low-sodium recipes and heart-healthy recipes. 

My Food Advisor 

The American Diabetes Association is proud to offer a variety of nutritional and delicious recipes.

Spark Recipes

SparkRecipes provides healthy and delicious recipes for you and your family. 

Fitness & Exercise

SparkPeople TV 

Fun, free and effective workouts available online.

Strength Training: How-to Video Collection 

Mayo Clinic's online library of strength training videos using body weight, free weights, resistance bands and weight machines.

Nutrition & Fitness Trackers

App Reviews 

Reviews by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics of health related apps.


Online tools for developing a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Also includes information for adults, children, pregnant and breast feeding women. 


Search, browse or scan in food with product’s barcode to see nutrition facts, grade, things to know about the food and better choices.   

LoseIt by FitNow  

A basic food log primarily for weight loss but will also keep track of carbs, protein, fats, and sodium. 


Counts calories in and calories burned per type of exercise, along with carbs, protein, fat, fiber and sodium. 


This website offers food and fitness trackers, recipes, articles and videos to help people lead healthier lives.   

Prescription Drugs, OTC Medications & Dietary Supplements

Dietary Ingredients Alphabetical List 

Information from the labels of over 2,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other specialty supplements. 

Dietary Supplements: What you need to know  

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) fact sheets give a current overview of individual vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements from the National Institutes of Health. Quick Facts available in Spanish; Información en español. 

Drug Information Portal 

Quick access to quality drug information from the National Library of Medicine. 

Drugs and Supplements 

Mayo Clinic's database of herbs, vitamins and other supplements.  

Enviro-Health Links - Dietary Supplements 

Resources on herbs, supplements, vitamins and minerals from the National Library of Medicine. 


Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions. 

Pill Box  

How to identify and unknown pill based on color, shape, and size from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of health.

Resources for Parents

About Children & Teen BMI  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Child Development Tracker

Information on the stages of development from age 1 through 8 from PBS Parents.  

Family Dining Guide for Specific Cuisines

Find kid-friendly choices at any restaurant.

Stages of Pregnancy  

The Office on Women’s Health offers diagrams and information about body changes and your baby’s monthly development throughout your pregnancy.

Heart Health

About Cholesterol 

Learn the facts about cholesterol. 

AHA Test Your Blood Pressure IQ 

Take this quiz to find out what you know, or don’t know, about blood pressure. 


CardioSmart is a consumer information service of the American College of Cardiology Foundation. 

Healthy Heart Quizzes 

AHA offers quizzes to assess your knowledge and health risks on a variety of topics. 

Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease 

Eight strategies from the Mayo Clinic to kick-start your way toward a heart-healthy diet. 

Know Your Fats 

Knowing which fats raise LDL cholesterol and which ones don't is the first step in lowering your risk of heart disease. 

Mediterranean Diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

Mayo Clinic’s explanation of the Mediterranean diet for heart health. 

Metabolic Syndrome 

AHA explanation of metabolic syndrome with prevention and treatment strategies. 

Oldways Mediterranean Foods Alliance 

Oldways was founded in 1990 to guide people to health through heritage. This site discusses the science behind the Mediterranean Diet’s health benefits, how to shop and eat the Mediterranean-style. 

Prevention and Treatment of High Cholesterol 

Learn about ways to reduce or maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's guide including meal plans and recipes.


Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? 

Type 2 risk test from the American Diabetes Association. 

Blood Glucose Control 

Resources from the American Diabetes Association on checking your blood sugar, hypoglycemia, and other information on controlling blood glucose. 

Diabetes Basics 

Information about the different types of diabetes, symptoms, prevention, recent diagnosis, frequent myths and more.    

Preventing Diabetes 

From the CDC, links to information on ways to help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.

Tobacco Use Cessation

Smoking & Tobacco Use  

Basic information, data and statistics, publications and more on the health effects of smoking and tobacco use. From the Office on Smoking and Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

Stop Smoking 

Resources to assist with quitting from the American Lung Association. 


Materials to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.

Stress & Relaxation


A stress management tool to help with breathing exercises which has the potential to reduce stress and anxiety.

Stress and Relaxation Techniques 

Relaxation techniques from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to calm the mind and body. 

Reviewed:  March 2018

Pain Management

American Chronic Pain Association  

Support for people with chronic pain through education in pain management skills and self-help group activities. 

American Migraine Foundation

Professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. 

American Pain Society  

The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others. The mission of the American Pain Society is to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice. 

American Society for Pain Management Nursing 

Dedicated to the advancement and promotion of optimal nursing care for people affected by pain through the use of best nursing practices. 

CoxHealth Pain Management 

The Center for Advanced Pain Management offers evaluation, diagnosis and interventional treatment for the management of pain and related disorders. 

MedicineNet Pain Management 

This site is evaluated and recommended by The Health on the Net certification which guarantees the information is authoritative, referenced and dated.  Resources on this site include slide shows on causes of pain, current news and other topics.  

NIH (National Institutes of Health) Pain Consortium  

Index to various NIH publications about pain symptoms, conditions and treatments.

Reviewed:  March 2018

Pharmacology, Toxicology & Drug Resources

American Pharmacists Association  

The national professional society of pharmacists’ drug info line. 

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 

ASHP is the membership organization that works on behalf of pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems. Links from this site include free CEU opportunities.  

ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)  

Provides health information to prevent harmful exposure and diseases related to toxic substances. 

Clinical Trials.gov  

Current information about clinical research studies.

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)  

A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider. 

Drug Information from the National Library of Medicine 

Links provided to Drug Information Portal, Drugs, Herbs and Supplements, Pillbox, DailyMed, Dietary Supplement Label Database, RxNorm, LactMed and LiverTox. 

Enviro-Health Links - Dietary Supplements 

Resources on herbs, supplements, vitamins and minerals from the National Library of Medicine. 

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)  

Medication error prevention and safe medication practices. 

Missouri Division of Professional Registration  

Missouri Division of Professional Registration Board of Pharmacy for pharmacists, pharmacy interns and technicians. 

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy  

Represents all state boards of pharmacy; develops standards for protecting public health. 

National Cancer Institute - Clinical Trials  

Current information about clinical research studies in oncology. 

National Drug Code Directory (FDA)  

Searchable database, including NDC number, as enforced by the Drug Listing Act of 1972 requiring registered drug establishments to provide the FDA a list of all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded, or processed for commercial distribution. 

Orange Book  

FDA approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. 

PDR Health

Physician’s Desk Reference online offering A-Z drug searches, clinical trials news and articles on drug information. 

Pharmacist eLink  

Pharmacist eLink offers news affecting pharmacists and pharmacy practice in the U.S with articles on drug therapies, approvals, and recalls, AHRQ Summary Guides, and online CE courses. 

Pharm Guide  

This guide is intended to highlight the best free drug information resources on the web. It is maintained by members of the Pharmacy and Drug Information Section of the Medical Library Association, members of the Special Libraries Association, and individual members of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Pharmweb  Specialist provider for pharmaceutical and health related organizations.  

TOXNET Toxicology Data Network  

Managed in part by the National Library of Medicine this group of databases covers drugs, chemicals, occupational health, poisoning, and toxicology including LactMed, TOXLINE-Toxicology Literature Online and ChemIDplus-Chemical Identification Dictionary. 

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)  

Provides standards of quality and authoritative information for the use of medicines and other health care technologies.

Reviewed:  March 2018


American College of Radiology Practice Guidelines 

ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards by Modality.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists 

The world's largest and oldest membership association for medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists. 

CHORUS: Collaborative Hypertext of Radiology (Medical College of Wisconsin) 

Hypertext of over 1,100 documents describing diseases, radiological findings, and differential diagnosis.   

Introduction to Radiographic Testing (NDT Resource Center) 

Extensive site detailing the history, techniques, equipment, and physics of radiography. Includes quizzes.  

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 

Find current accreditation standards and process as well as a listing of accredited programs. 

Journal of Radiology Case Reports 

A new generation of Radiology journals for interactive Radiology case reports and Radiology review. 

Radiographic Anatomy of the Skeleton 

Study slides from the University of Washington School of Medicine - Radiology Dept. 

Radiology Info 

A public information website developed and funded by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) to inform and educate the public about radiologic procedures and the role of radiologists in healthcare, and to improve communications between physicians and their patients. 

Reviewed: March 2018

Rehabilitation Services


Provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers in the United States. 

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)  

National professional association representing the interests and concerns of practitioners and students of occupational therapy. 

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)  

A national professional organization of physical therapists. Provides advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. 

Anatomy Textbooks and Anatomy Atlases  

Digital Library of anatomy information. 

CIRRE : Center for International Rehabilitation Research and Exchange  

Information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries. 

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy  

Promotes safe and competent physical therapy practice including regulatory standards. 

International Society of Biomechanics  

Promotes the study of biomechanics and movement in humans. 

Missouri Physical Therapy Association  

Information and resources for Missouri Physical Therapists. 

Musculoskeletal Atlas  

Color image atlas of the human musculoskeletal system by Carol Teitz, M.D. and Dan Graney, Ph.D., of the University of Washington - Seattle. 

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability  

Information center concerned with physical activity and disability. 

National Rehabilitation Information Center 

The NRIC is the library of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) which collects and provides information in a variety of formats for the disability and rehabilitation community. 

OT Seeker 

Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence 

PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database  

Access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

Reviewed:  March 2018

Statistical Data

American Cancer Society 

Find the most current trends in cancer occurrence and survival, as well as information on symptoms in the Cancer Facts & Figures titles.  Each title is available for free PDF download and earlier editions are also archived for historic reference.  

CDC/National Center for Health Statistics 

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics.   

Children’s Defense Fund  

Research data and publications covering a variety of child-related topics including poverty, welfare, housing, violence, education, mental health and hunger. 

Community Data Profiles 

Find data on cause of death, chronic diseases, unintentional injuries, prenatal and others.    

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps  

University of Wisconsin project provides county demographics for morbidity and mortality,  health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic environment and physical environment. 

Data, Surveillance Systems and Statistical Reports  

Contains the latest data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation for the State of Missouri. 

FastStats A-Z (National Center for Health Statistics)  

NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. 


Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies. 


A free, on-line query system on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization. 

Kaiser Family Foundation - State Health Facts  

Provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states including data on more than 700 health topics. 

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - Data Dashboard
Easily locate statistics and data for MO schools.

MICA (Missouri Information for Community Assessment) 

Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA) is an interactive system that allows the user to create and download tables, based on selected variables from data files. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol  

Easily view arrest reports, crime data, boat and drowning incidents, meth stats, traffic crashes, missing persons and Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Statistical Analysis Website which provides data concerning crime in the United States. 


Compare countries on just about anything! A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations.  NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Fact book, UN, and OECD.  

Peristats - March of Dimes 

Developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center, the PeriStats Web site provides free access to US, state, county, and city maternal & infant health data.  

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  

Publications produced as a result of research conducted by recipients of RWJF grants.  Research focuses on childhood obesity, health care coverage, pioneering health care solutions, underserved populations, and more.  

Springfield Public Schools 

Web site for the public school system of Springfield, MO. Includes statistical data for attendance rates, enrollment, free/reduced lunch counts, graduation rates, and more.

Springfield-Greene County Health Department  

Data and statistics for Springfield, MO and Greene County concerning animal control, communicable diseases, health education, immunizations, restaurant inspections, vital statistics, maternal-child health and WIC. 

U.S. Bureau of the Census  

Latest United States census information from the Department of Commerce.  

WHO (World Health Organization) Data and Statistics 

This site provides extensive global health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information.

Reviewed:  March 2018

Women’s Health

General Information

American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists Patient Page 

Fact Sheets such as New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and FAQs on various topics such as contraception and gynecologic problems. 

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)  

Provides information and support to cancer patients and their caregivers through cancer-related Internet mailing lists and Web-based resources. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Women's Health

Provides information on a variety of topics relating to women's health. Access to Spanish language information is available. 

Cleveland Clinic Birth Control Options  

Birth control options explained with effectiveness expressed in percentage of pregnancies. 

CoxHealth Women's Health  

Since 1985, CoxHealth has been a leading voice for women's health. You can turn to us for health answers, information and support. 


HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 66​,000 pediatricians.  Find information about caring for children from pregnancy to young adult; including topics like breastfeeding, nutrition, toilet training, sleeping, fitness, school, puberty and other topics. 

Healthy Women  

An independent health information site offering resources on pregnancy, midlife, aging, along with quizzes on various health topics. 

U.S. Department of Labor - Women's Bureau  

Provides access to information on issues of concern to working women, their families, and their employers. 


Women's health information addressed in Health Headlines, A-Z Health Topics and Publication sections. Available in Spanish. 

Women's Health at WebMD  

Information on a variety of topics of interest to women's health.

Birth Defects

CDC Birth Defects Topics  

Topics include information on types of birth defects, causes, prevention and family stories. 

Genetic Alliance  

The world's leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics. 

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 

Dedicated to the improvement of the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.

Breast Cancer


Information on risk factors, exams and tests with images. National Cancer Institute Comprehensive cancer information (in English and Spanish) such as Types of Cancer, Clinical Trials and Statistics.  

PubMed Health  

Information on anatomy, symptoms, treatments and prevention.


Family Caregiver Alliance 

Addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. 

Caregiver Action Network 

Resources for caregivers, such as tips and videos on Coping with Alzheimer's.  

Domestic Violence

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence 

A statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to end violence against women and their children through direct services and social and systemic change. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

Serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 4,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It provides 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, and resources to those affected by domestic violence. 

The Victim Center (Springfield, MO) 

Serves victims of violent and sexual crime in Springfield and southwest Missouri. The Victim Center is a member agency of the United Way of the Ozarks and the Missouri Victim Assistance Network and offers a 24 hour crisis line.

Heart Disease & Women

CDC’s Women and Heart Disease Fact Sheet 

This site covers risk factors, symptoms, screening and heart disease death rates for women. 

Go Red for Women - American Heart Association

Encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease.  

Heart Disease Facts 

WomensHealth.gov publication with information on signs and prevention. 

How Does Heart Disease Affect Women?  

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s site offers information on signs & symptoms, diagnosis, and clinical trials. 


Cleveland Clinic’s What You Need to Know About Hysterectomy  

Description of hysterectomy, information on home recovery and reference link to American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists hysterectomy FAQs. 

MedlinePlus Health Topics 

Links provided from the National Institutes of Health website and produced by the National Library of Medicine covering hysterectomy overview, procedures with diagrams and videos, complications, alternatives and sign up for updates by email.


Cleveland Clinic 

What is Perimenopause or Postmenopause? What are the long-term health risks associated with menopause? These are just of few of the topics discussed along with reference link to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists menopause FAQs. 


Take the menopause quiz, read about medications and other therapies along with other articles on menopause. 

NAMS: The North American Menopause Society 

Educational materials for those interested in learning more about menopause and making informed health decisions. 

NIH National Institute on Aging 

FAQs, information on how to stay healthy after menopause and a downloadable book; Menopause: Time for a Change.  

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 

MedlinePlus addresses causes, symptoms, exams and tests.  

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association 

For both patients and physicians, this site provides information, research, and support.

Post-Partum Care

Postpartum Care 

From the Mayo Clinic information on what to expect after delivery. 

Postpartum Depression 

From ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) this link provides FAQ, a glossary and other facts on postpartum depression. 

Postpartum Support International  

The purpose of this organization is to increase awareness and to provide information and resources to support mental health during pregnancy and after childbirth. Live phone sessions are offered weekly and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is available under the Tools for Mom tab. 

WICworks Resource System 

Provides links to web resources for postpartum depression.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Cleveland Clinic 

In addition to information on nutrition, labor and delivery; download the Healthy Pregnancy Guide covering each trimester, breastfeeding, baby and mother care.

Fetal Development Week by Week  

Sponsored by Johnson’s Baby and following the principles of Health on the Net follow your baby's development from conception through week 40. 

National Organization On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 

A national, non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness about fetal alcohol syndrome, the leading known cause of mental retardation.


The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  

Health information Especially for Teens including Your First Period, Birth Control and Pregnancy: Having a Baby. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Adolescent and School Health  

CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults. 

Facts for Families (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)  

Facts for Families provide up-to-date information on child and adolescent development and issues concerning the behavioral, mental or developmental disorders that may affect them, including adoption, divorce, mental illness, child abuse, grief, and sports.

Reviewed:  March 2018