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Ochsner Medical Library

The Ochsner Medical Library & Archives often provides classes to STAR Scholars, consisting of a hands-on approach to learning the library’s resources and databases.


  • Information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions. There is also a medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, and extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs.
  • Guide to Healthy Web Surfing: What to look for when evaluating the quality of health information on the web.
  • MedlinePlus Tour: Before beginning your health information research, take this eight-minute tour to get an overview of MedlinePlus.


  • A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed includes over 17 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s
  • PubMed Tutorial:Several different ways to search for information in short 1-5 minute tutorials


  • Includes books, journals, news, patient handouts, and other leading resources
  • "Help" feature provides a section of commonly asked questions


  • Specifically designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice
  • "Help" feature houses several types of demos that can be previewed, along with a FAQ section of commonly asked questions

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Note: These links to full-text articles may not be accessible from computers outside the Ochsner network.

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