Basic Medical Library Management: Databases and Internet Sites
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. NLM collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences.
NLM Databases & Electronic Information Sources provide a wide variety of resources related to the biomedical and health sciences, both past and present. The format of these resources varies: searchable databases & databanks, bibliographic citations, full text (when available), archival collections, and images.
- Three Essential Databases
- Additional Medical Librarian Tools and Databases
- Medical Meetings on the Internet
- Discussion Lists
The web based interface to MEDLINE. MEDLINE holds over 11 million citations from more than 4,000 journals.
NLM's consumer health resource provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and also links to a drug information database, medical encyclopedias, dictionaries and doctor locators.
NLM's catalog of books, audiovisuals, and journals.
|NIH Health Information List||HealthWeb|
|Internet Discovery Tools||Healthinfoquest|
|Quick Guide to Search Tools||Combined Health Information Database (CHID)|
An added value service you can offer both medical personnel and administrators alike is access to information about medical meetings. Both groups are very interested in continuing education and keeping up to date on the latest developments in their field.
A doctor's guide to planning for a featured congress.
Search by year, specialty, organization and location.
Search by keyword, location and date.
|CME Guide for Medical
American Educational Institute
Multi-purpose CE medical side.
CME course information and board review materials.
Health on the Net
Annotated List of Online CME.
Meetings, speakers, online CE and more
Physicians Guide to the Internet
Contact your Regional Medical Library to join the discussion list affiliated with your region.
MEDLIB-L is the Medical Librarian's Discussion List. This is a wonderful way to ask questions of literally thousands of health librarians from around the world.
DOCLINE-L is the medical discussion list for DOCLINE and is open only to DOCLINE users. The purpose of the discussion list is to provide NLM with a means of broadcasting messages to DOCLINE users. It also provides a forum for DOCLINE users to communicate with each other and NLM about any issue related to DOCLINE, SERHOLD, or document delivery.