My Favorite Online Resources

Links to online dictionaries, reliable resources, and medical websites curated by Gloria Rivera.​


Nowadays, thanks to the internet, we have unlimited access to information. But, too much of any thing is not necessarily good as having too many options may difficult selecting a reliable source which can make us feel overwhelmed. That is why I put together a list with the reliable resources I usually share on my Facebook Group, Medical Translation and Interpreting Crew.

These are organized according to type of resource (i.e. monolingual vs. bilingual dictionary, official glossaries), medical specialty (ie. pediatrics, oncology), and media (ie. audio, video). Most of them are in English, but there are some in Spanish.  Almost all of them are free, I think only 2 or 3 need a subscription,

Science and languages are in constant evolution, so please feel free to contact me at if you find a broken link or have a resource that you would like added to the list.

Happy search!



📘 Monolingual Dictionaries​​

📗 Bilingual Specialized Dictionaries​

🌐 Online Dictionaries

🔠 Abbreviations and Acronyms

🪧 Words & etc.

📕 Diccionarios especializados

🇵🇪 Recursos en español

General Medical Information

⛑️ General Medical​

🩺 Medical - Professional

Medical Specialties

🫀 Heart

🚽 GI

🚺 OB/Gyn

🧠 Neurology

🫁 Lungs

⚠️ Urinary

🌞 Endocrinology

🫶🏼 Skin

Other Medical Specialties

🧐 Mental Health

🦀 Cancer​

🧬 Genetics



📄 Pediatric Medical History

👶🏻 General Pediatrics

❤️ Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart disease also called congenital heart defects.

Surgical Specialties

🦴 Orthopedics

👃🏼 ENT

👁️ Ophthalmology

🤰🏻 OB/Gyn

Allied Specialties

🍎 Nutrition

🦾 Physical Therapy

♻️ Transplants


📟 Diagnosis

🩸 Blood Tests


🩸 Transfusion

💊Drugs and Medications

Other Medical Info

♿️ Disabilities

☠️ Drugs (Illegal)

Clinical Trials

🇵🇪 En español

🇺🇸 In English

Cultural Competence

🇵🇪 Población indígena (Perú)

🇬🇹 Población indígena (Guatemala)

🇲🇽 Población indígena (México)

📰 General

Practice Material / Skills

📚 Medical Journals

Happy Learning,
Gloria Rivera

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