Online Databases

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical library, which includes among its vast online resources the MEDLINE R database, providing journal article references and abstracts dating back to the mid-1960s. NLM is located on the campus of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

PubMed A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides a searchable online database of over 15 million biomedical article citations dating back to the 1950s. While the emphasis is on these citations, compiled from MEDLINE and additional life science journals, PubMed also provides links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. As an introduction, PubMed has a very useful tutorial for the novice researcher.

MedBioWorld Originally founded in Austria, MedBioWorld debuted in the United States in 2001. Providing access to medical and bioscience journals, associations, databases and other medical resources, with more than 35,000 active links, MedBioWorld is the largest medical and bioscience information resource and reference site on the Internet. For MedBioWorld neonatology pages click here.

Neonatology on the Web Originally based on the online reference materials used internally by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's neonatal intensive care unit, over the years the site has grown and diversified to include job listings and useful links. While much of the content is technical, there are a number of interesting elements, including the history of neonatology and useful links.

Children's Virtual Hospital Created in 1992 by the University of Iowa, the Virtual Children's Hospital is a digital health sciences library to meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. Dedicated to creating a useful medical reference online, the Virtual Children's Hospital's digital library contains hundred of textbooks and booklets, easily accessible by parents. The site is organized by departments, which include neonatology and pediatrics.

PediatricLinx (Part of the MDLinx Network) Established in 1999, MDLinx is an award-winning website providing up to date information on the latest research in the field of medicine. On a daily basis the company collects medical articles and research from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals, sorts it into 34 medical specialty sites and over 743 sub-specialty sections, all of which is available either online or by newsletter subscription.
Originally developed for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, MDLinx is a practical, easy to use tool and a great resource for a parent looking for the latest medical news.
In addition to the pediatric articles, the site features pages containing neonatology articles and articles on developmental pediatrics.

University of Wisconsin - School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin - School of Medicine has, for many years, provided a useful, reliable site for parents. Recently re-launched with a new look, this site carries a variety of articles ranging from basic NICU terminology to items specific to parents of premature babies, including discharge and follow-up information, and diagnosis and treatments of sick newborns.
Among the array of information are pages on premature infants and newborns who are sick or born with abnormalities.
As an added resource, the entire site is available in Spanish.

eMedicine Comprising the largest and most current clinical knowledge base online, eMedicine, contains articles on over 7,000 diseases and disorders, contributed by a group of nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors, and updated 24/7. With articles clearly categorized by 59 medical specialties, the information is easily retrieved by parents looking for the latest medical articles. Neonatology articles are available here

MedLine Plus MedLine Plus, maintained by the National Library of Medicine, contains comprehensive healthcare information, including the medical encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster medical dictionary, drug information, recent health news, links to clinical trials and medical information in Spanish.