General Online Health Resources/Databases


A consumer health information web site from the U.S. government.  Databases, government agencies, and not-for-profit web links are included.
Mayo Clinic

This famous clinic's web site provides accessible health information and allows users to email questions to clinic physicians.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This web site contains general health information, data, and statistics from the CDC research studies, publications, traveler's health information and more.


Johns Hopkins web site full of general health information.

Your Disease Risk

Discover your risk for developing the 5 most common diseases, and get personalized tips for preventing them.
Alternative Medicine

General information on diverse methodologies to maximize health.

Mental Health Links


One-stop online resource for mental health information relevant to college student life.

Active Minds on Campus

Student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy organization designed for the college campus.

Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

A collection of pamphlets written for college students with practical tips on a wide variety of mental health and wellness topics such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sexual orientation, etc.

Transition Year

A useful resource that helps students and parents focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI's mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.

American Psychological Association Helping Series

For short articles of tips and help.

National Institutes of Mental Health

A general site for public mental health issues with information regarding medications, learning disabilities, depression, etc. Access the information by going to the section called "For the Public".


Sexual Health Links

American Social Health Association

A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities with a focus on sexually transmitted disease prevention.

A premier site on sexual health of college students, it includes a discussion board and "ask the sexpert" sections.
Planned Parenthood

This site contains tons of information about sexuality, birth control, and women's health issues.

It's Your (Sex) Life

A user-friendly site with information on pregnancy and contraception, HIV, STIs, and communicating in relationships.

Alcohol Abuse Prevention Links

Bacchus Network

A college student site that includes comprehensive initiatives for health and safety. Great for peer educators.
Rethinking Drinking - NIAAA

The federal government's site for tools and information about alcohol and health. Specifically designed for college students and young adult.
Alcohol Justice

Alcohol Justice is an alcohol industry watchdog and contains many solutions to community alcohol problems.
Addiction Center

Addiction Center is an online source of information of all drugs and addictions.

Tobacco and Other Drug Use Links

My Last Dip

A web-based quit program for colleg-age smokeless tobacco users who want to quit.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America

A website containing key substance abuse information, including the addiction process and how to help a friend, student, child.
Become an Ex Smoker

A free comprehensive quit plan with tools and information designed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and with input from former and current smokers
Be Tobacco Free

A comprehensive site providing one-stop access to the best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across US governmental agencies.

Fitness Links

Shape Up America

This site contains information about exercise and nutrition as a means of staying (or getting) in shape. The Resource Center has many calculator tools such as "Meal and Snack Calculator".
Runner's World Shoe Advisor

This site contains information on choosing a running shoe that works for your personal habits.
American Heart Association

The premier website for all things related to heart health.

Women's Health Resources

4 College Women

A gateway to reliable, comprehensive health information for college women. Developed by Brandeis University.
Healthy Women

A leading independent health information source solely for women.

Men's Health Resources

Men's Health Network

A national non-profit organization dedicated to reaching men with health prevention messages.
Young Men's Health

A website for young men featuring state-of-the-art health information.

GLBTQ Resources

CDC LGBT Resources

Addresses broad issues related to LGBTQ health.
MN Transgender Health Coalition

Variety of resources, including shot clinic, support groups, information
GLBT Health

Based in Massachusetts, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Health Access Project has a range of resources on the site.
Human Rights Campaign

Many good links to sites on gay health.

Miscellaneous Links

Clear Skin Project

A site that contains information and resources to help individuals improve their skin and get clear of acne. This site contains information specifically for college students and acne.
Go Ask Alice

One of the best web resources for college students - written in question and answer format.  Information on sexuality, exercise, nutrition, emotional health, and many other topics.