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Bioethics Information Resources

NLM® and NIH Electronic Resources

Search MEDLINE®/PubMed for journal citations concerning bioethics.

NLM Catalog
Search the NLM collection for books, serials, and other materials.


Genetics Home Reference™
Provides consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions. The site includes a Policy and Ethics section, covering public policy, legislation, and bioethics materials.

Provides authoritative consumer health information. Pertinent topics include:

    Advance Directives End of Life Issues Infertility Personal Medical Records
    Birth Control Genes and Gene Therapy Nutritional Support Prenatal Testing
    Birth Defects Genetic Counseling Organ Donation Psychotic Disorders
    Clinical Trials Genetic Testing Organ Transplantation Schizophrenia
    Cloning Health Fraud Patient Rights Stem Cells and Stem Cell Transplantation
    Depression Hospice Care Patient Safety Suicide

Go Local
For participating locations, this service assists users in finding local resources for health-related issues, including local resources concerned with bioethical topics such as genetic counseling, genetic testing, and end of life issues.

NLM Gateway
Provides a federated search of a variety of sources containing bioethics information, including MEDLINE/PubMed, MedlinePlus, HSRProj, TOXLINE, and NLM Catalog.

Bioethics Resources on the Web
NIH Web site on bioethics, including education, research involving human participants and animals, medical and health care ethics, and the implications of applied genetics and biotechnology.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Resources

Additional Web Resources

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and the medical humanities.

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Library & Information Services
From the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Web site allows users to search for articles and books, access a bibliography or request a custom bibliography, and find publications and organizations concerned with bioethics. Information coverage includes U.S. legislation (bills and laws), court decisions and newspaper articles.

The President's Council on Bioethics
"Advising the President on ethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology."

National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (NRCBL)
NRCBL is a specialized collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics.

Last updated: 06 February 2008
First published: 27 November 2006
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