Patients and Families

Patients and Families

Upstate Health Sciences Library provides complementary services and resources to our patients and families.

Online Resources

Health Library External Icon Evidence-based health & wellness information organized by categories to include: disease & conditions; procedures & tests; centers of excellence; health & wellness centers; natural & alternative treatments; and medications.

Express Information Library - a collection of current, dependable health education and advice topics. These fact sheets are written from a consumer's perspective, reviewed annually, and rewritten when needed to reflect new technologies and advances in healthcare.

Medline Plus External Icon - Trusted health information for you, including mutilingual resources, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, and more.

Senior Health External Icon - Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Cochrane Summaries External Icon Cochrane Reviews study clinical trials in healthcare. Summaries provides key messages from the review of the science using plain language.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality External Icon AHRQ offers the latest evidence-based information for improving health. Explore treatment options, learn questions to ask your doctor, and review the evidence.

Print Resources

Consumer Health Journal Collection in the Library Catalog External Icon - collection of print journal articles relevant to consumer health, patients, and families


Krames Online Videos
This comprehensive patient and consumer health video library provides a solution for health seekers looking for multimedia around diagnosis, procedures and treatment plans.

Senior Health Online Videos External Icon
Health and wellness videos for older adults from the National Institutes of Health..

Reference Services

Reference staff is available to help you find the information you need. Contact us:


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The library has several locations including the main Health Sciences Library in Weiskotten hall on Irving Avenue. Two Family Resource Centers: the Golisano Children's Hospital location, serving pediatric inpatients and their families, and the Cancer Center location, further extending the library's services into a new location, and featuring cancer specific information.

This material is for informational services only and should not be used in the place of medical advice, instruction, and/or treatment by your own health care provider. Please consult your own health care provider about any personal health concerns. The Family Resource Center and/or Health Sciences Library will not be held responsible for the results of your decisions regarding use of this information. The Family Resource Center and/or Health Sciences Library assumes no responsibility for any discrepancies or errors contained in these resources.