Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Merck Manual Professional Version
Website includes a listing of medical abbreviations that you can look up and see the expanded form.
It is also a searchable website providing information on medical topics and health issues as well as drug information.
Help for Patients
bc211 (formerly the Red Book)
The bc211 lists agencies in the Lower Mainland that offer assistance with health issues, addiction, grief and many other situations. Searchable by keyword but the bc211 personnel encourage call-ins to 604 875-6381 for the best help.
Top 5 Resources
Excellent information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine the latest health news, a medical encyclopedia and interactive patient tutorials.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Articles on health and medicine from more popular magazines and journals. More general information.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
A comprehensive guide to disorders and diseases with information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and drugs
Nursing & Allied Health Database
Articles in nursing and allied health fields including evidence-based resources and streaming videos
This site is excellent for looking up lab tests and reasons for them on line. It will be an asset to any student needing to understand lab tests and their relations.
The federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.
BC Health Care
BC provincial website Information on all aspects of health care in BC, including surgical wait times.
Mari Paz Vera
Subjects: Building Management
, Career & Job Hunting
, Community and Career Education (CACE)
, Leadership & Management Skills
, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) & Math
, Student Success
Content by Vancouver Community College Library is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License