Resources for Health Sciences Librarianship
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Get to know the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - New England Region.
- Educational programs on National Library of Medicine resources and the provision of health information
- Consultation to develop presentations on NLM resources
- Funding for health information outreach
- Interlibrary loan support for DOCLINE for full members
- Exhibitors for your open house or health fair
- Lending library for medical librarians
Basic Medical Library Management Overview
This NN/LM site is for both professional and non-professional librarians new to health or hospital libraries it seeks to provide instant access to quality resources which will help the librarian meet the needs of the patron.
- First Steps
- Administration of the medical library
- Collection Development
- Database and Internet Sites
- Additional Resources
Connecting with other medical librarians
Stay up to date on the latest news and trends in medical librarianship.
- Our Communities of Interest provide the opportunity to learn more about healthy communities, health literacy, healthIT and healthcare workforce issues. Each COI has an e-newsletter and offers webinars.
- NN/LM blogs
- New England Region's blog brings you important messages from the National Library of Medicine and other announcement to support the provision of health information.
- NLM email lists provide announcements about MedlinePlus, AIDSinfo, Citing Medicine, Disaster Outreach, DOCLINE, Tox-Environ-Health, PHPartners, PubMed, RXNORM and more. The National Library of Medicine also offers RSS Feeds for News, Podcasts and Webcasts.
- NLM Technical Bulletin
is your source for the latest searching information, is produced by:
MEDLARS Management Section, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Subscribe via email or RSS. Contents are not copyrighted and are freely reproducible.
- NAHSL listserv helps you connect with your North Atlantic Health Science Libraries colleagues. Our major announcements are forwarded to this list as well as our blog.
- MEDLIB listserv is a discussion list for Medical Library Association members and other health science librarians to share important information about administrating their libraries and furthering the profession.
- MLA: Medical Library
The Medlib-l discussion list can be a major asset to a new health science librarian. Post questions to the list. Monitor the list to learn.
- Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
Supports academic health sciences libraries and directors in advancing the patient care, research, education and community service missions of academic health centers.
- SLA: Special Library
SLA has a Biomedical & Life Sciences Division and a Medical Section
- ARIHSL: Association of Rhode
Island Health Sciences Libraries
- CAHSL: Connecticut Association of Health Science Librarians
- HSLIC: Maine Health Science
Libraries Information Consortium
- HSL-NH/VT: Health Science
Libraries of New Hampshire and Vermont
- MAHSLIN: Massachusetts Health
Sciences Library Network
State Libraries and Regional Library Systems
Understanding how medical terminology is "built" helps librarians communicate effectively with medical personnel and patients. Below are some links that will help you familiarize yourself with the lingo.
- Medical Words: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
A nice introduction to basic medical terminology.
- Medical Terminology
Links to MLA, Medical Abbreviations Dictionary, and Vivisimo.
- MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary
MedlinePlus features an outstanding Medical Dictionary by Merriam Webster.
- Who Named it?
Eponym: something named after someone. In medical librarianship, it is most commonly a disease, condition, or drug named after the person who first described or recognized it.
Biographical dictionary of medical eponyms.
Health Care Provider Locators
Doctors, dentists, donating cord blood, dog guide schools. You name is you will find it here. MedlinePlus is a great starting point for locating physicians, care providers, hospitals and other health care support resources.
- National Library of Medicine National Training Center
The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) offers e-learning and in-person classes related to NLM products and services. The NTC supports the effective use of NLM information products and services by health sciences librarians, public librarians, health professionals, and the public health workforce; and provides leadership to the NN/LM regions related to e-learning delivery methods and instructional best practices for adult learners.
- PubMed: From NLM Tutorial and Quick Tours
Learn more about PubMed with the online tutorial and quick tours. The quick tours are brief animated tutorials with audio for using PubMed. Topics include searching PubMed, My NCBI and searching PubMed's MeSH Database.
- Environmental Health and Toxicology Tutorials
From the National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services, these tutorials provide a basic understanding of toxicology as an aide for users of toxicology literature in the National Library of Medicine's toxicology and environmental health databases.
- NCBI Online Education
What is the National Center for Biotechnology Information? How can you use it for your research. Here is your starting point to learn more about resources offered by NCBI.
- e-Science Portal for New England Librarians
Includes science primers for life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. Learn about opportunities for e-Science professional development.
Bibliographic Management Software
From NIH Library: Endnote, Managing Your Search Results
Lists classes at NIH as well as links to users guides and guided tours from Endnote
- From Endnote
Technical Support and Services, includes guides, tip sheets and information pages
- From the Public Health Library at Berkeley
Compares and contrasts Endnote, Refworks, QUOSA and Zotero
If you're charged with putting up a website for your library, here are some sites that might be helpful:
- Web Design: Hospital
Libraries Section of MLA
Provides resources on style, html, graphics and accessibility.
- Hardin MD Medical/Health
Sciences Libraries on the Web
Links to many HSL sites including medical schools.