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This page is designed for K-12 Professionals, including librarians, teachers, nurses and guidance counselors. Information on freely available resources from the National Library of Medicine and other reputable sources.
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NLM and K-12 Professionals

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Whether you work in a K-12 School, Community or Faith-Based Organization providing after school programming, NLM provides resources to help enrich your curriculum/program. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, produces a variety of web-based resources for use by K-12 health and science educators.

Educators are welcome to review and use the modules or lesson plans, in whole or in-part, for their students’ interests, levels and academic goals. These resources are designed to engage students’ interest in and foster their analysis of a variety of health and science related topics.

Locate online resources in the following topics:

General Health and Biology

Forensics and Medical Technology


Environmental Health and Chemistry

Careers in Health Professions

Health Resources for Teens

NN/LM MAR K-12 Health Professionals Resource Guide


To request training on NLM resources for K-12 Professionals contact Lydia Collins at 

Subscribe to the NLM Education Connection (Working with teachers and scientific experts to provide FREE reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement K-12 education programs).

K-12 Web Resources for Your Science Classroom


NLM Online and Traveling Exhibition Program

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The Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine. The Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine. These exhibitions and educational resources engage diverse audiences and explore a variety of topics in the history of medicine. Learn more about the Exhibition Program Education Services available from NLM.

Explore. Discover. Enjoy.


NLM Twitter Stream for K-12 science educators


NN/LM MAR Consumer Health Coordinator

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Lydia N. Collins
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University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
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MedlinePlus Magazine

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is a favorite source of trusted health information for you, your students, parents and the community.  Free subscriptions are available.


Images from the National Library of Medicine

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to over 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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