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In addition to these websites, a Subject Starts with search for “health,” “medical,” or “mental illness” in the Library’s online catalog will lead to listings that include some eBooks and eAudiobooks that may be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.


In the Library, numerous medical topics to browse are shelved within Dewey call numbers 610 through 618. Mental Illness is shelved in the 616.8's, Women’s Health in the 618's, and Children’s Health & Mental Health in the 618.9's.

Affordable Care Act

  • Health Insurance Marketplace – – The Health Insurance Marketplace website explains the application and enrollment process for individuals, families and small businesses. The site is also available in Spanish at
  • DuPage County Health Department – The DuPage County Health Department is an official Navigator for the new enrollment process and will be able to provide enrollment assistance once the Marketplace opens. Their website provides information and resources on the new Act, particularly for small business owners, and information about upcoming community events.
  • Get Covered Illinois – Guides consumers to the right place to view coverage options and the financial help available to them.

    Help desk:  Trained Illinois specialists can take consumers through the website screening process and help them enroll.

    Community organizations:  Official partner organizations can give consumers in-person assistance with the website.

    Navigators:  In the coming weeks, nearly 1,200 trained specialists will also be available to help Illinois residents understand the plans and how to obtain financial support through government subsidies.

  • Illinois Health Matters – A collaboration of health policy and community based organizations which provides information about health care reform in Illinois.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation Subsidy Calculator – This tool illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With this calculator, you can enter different income levels, ages, and family sizes to get an estimate of your eligibility for subsidies and how much you could spend on health insurance. As premiums and eligibility requirements may vary, contact your state’s Medicaid office or exchange with enrollment questions.

General Health Resources

  • American Medical Association – Health information plus: the AMA Doctor Finder, Hospital Finder, and Medical Group Practice Finder.
  • Dollars for Docs – Discloses what the drug companies are paying your doctor.
  • DuPage County Health Department – Information on services and benefits provided by the DuPage County public health department.
  • Healthfinder – Sponsored by the U.S. National Health Information Center, this site draws from over 1,600 government and nonprofit organizations to provide a wide range of popular health topics.
  • Illinois Department of Public Health – Prevention and control of disease and injury.
  • Information Connections – Marionjoy Medical Library's Information Connections website offers resources for parents of children with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases.
  • Mayo Clinic Patient Care and Health Information – Resources, health tips, and a symptom checker by one of the most respected medical institutions in the nation.
  • Medication Disposal – Various options are listed on Page 15 of the DuPage County Recycling Guide PDF.
  • MEDLINE – Abstracts encompassing all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. This database is available remotely with your Warrenville Library card number and 4 digit PIN.
  • Medline Plus Health Information – Info on health topics, drugs and supplements, medical news, and resources from the National Library of Medicine. Includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary.
  • Merck Manual Home Edition – Explains disorders, symptoms, treatments, diagnoses, and prognoses in laymen's terms.
  • Mondofacto – Subject-specific dictionary of terms related to medicine and the sciences, this resource also includes acronyms, eponyms, conventions, and the history of terms.
  • – Online access to government information on food and nutrition for consumers.
  • ReferenceUSA Healthcare – National directory of over 850,000 physicians, surgeons and dentists. Includes state of license, medical school attended, patients per week, contact info and more. This database is available remotely with your Warrenville Library card number and 4 digit PIN.
  • WebMD – Provides timely, reliable health information for the general management of health.

Mental Health

  • American Psychiatric Association – Resource for anyone seeking mental health information on many common mental health concerns, including warning signs of mental disorders, treatment options and preventative measures.
  • American Psychological Association – APA is a leading scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. Its website covers a variety of topics concerning mental health.
  • Illinois Department of Mental Health – Department provides a wide variety of services at all levels for adults and children throughout the state. These services are offered through hundreds of DMH partners including mental health clinics, agencies and hospitals.
  • Medline Plus: Mental Health – Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus offers free, reliable, and up-to-date mental health information. This website is a good starting point for basic research on mental illness topics.
  • Mental Health – Mayo Clinic site discusses overcoming the stigma of mental illness.
  • NAMI of DuPage County – Local alliance of the National Alliance of Mental Illness provides support and education on mental illness issues.
  • National Institute of Mental Health – National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead Federal agency for clinical research on mental and behavioral disorders. The website is extensive in topics and news on clinical trials.
  • Psych Central – Provides news and support groups from the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Run by mental health professionals offering information and over 160 support groups to consumers.


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