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Provides links to information covering the following:
Administration of the medical library
- Mission statements and business plans
- Time management
- Politics in the organization
- Decision making
- Library committees
- Budgeting and staffing.
- Customer service
- Marketing the library
- Acquiring grants and funding
- Technology and the library
- Library supply companies
Sources of information for librarians
- Professional organizations
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine
- Three essential databases: PubMed, MedlinePlus, LocatorPlus
- Additional tools and databases
- Medical Meetings on the Internet
- Discussion lists
Collection development and interlibrary
- Reference Resources
- Subscription agents
- Consumer Health
- Document delivery and Interlibrary Loan
- Copyright law and guidelines
First steps for new medical librarians
- What to do first when you're put in charge of a medical library
- Library management
- Periodicals for librarians
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.
http://ec.hku.hk/mt/ University of Hong Kong English Centre
Includes pronunciation sound files.
Medical Terminology Links
Links to MLA, Medical Abbreviations Dictionary, and Vivisimo.
The web offers many sources for medical dictionaries. Below are links to some that you may find helpful.
MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary
Provides simple definitions more appropriate for patients.
The MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary is from MedicineNet.com a site that includes advertising.
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.
Specialty Dictionaries: YourDictionary
Provides links to Stedman's, non-English, and various other dictionaries and glossaries.
PubMed: From NLM
Using the MeSH database in PubMed
Using the Cubby in PubMed
- From NIH:
- From Endnote.com
- From the Public Health Library at Berkeley
If you're charged with putting up a website for your library, here are some sites that might be helpful:
Hardin MD Medical/Health Sciences Libraries
on the Web
Links to many HSL sites including medical schools.
Web Design: Hospital Libraries Section
Provides resources on style, html, graphics and accessibility.
MedlinePlus Directories page
Users must register and are limited to 5 searches per day. May not be acceptable for physician credentialing. Gives very limited information.
Information from 20 state boards.
Medical Physicians: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/Profiling/index.html
Osteopathic Physicians: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/irm00praes/praslist.asp
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce - tools and resources you can use when working with public health professionals