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NLM's Consumer Health Databases

Abstract

In recent years, the National Library of Medicine has produced a number of databases designed for the general public. These databases range from health information to environmental conditions that impact health. This 4 hour hands-on course is designed to be an overview of these databases.

These databases can also be taught as a single class, individual modules, or combined for specific needs.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the resources that the National Library of Medicine makes available to consumers.
  • Know how to search each of these resources.
  • Know which resources are best to use for different questions.

Course Materials

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be delivered by mail at a later date.

Instructors

Midcontinental Region

Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado, Health Information Literacy Coordinator/Colorado,

Barbara Jones, Network Membership and Missouri Liaison, ,

Marty Magee, Nebraska and Education Coordinator,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, ,

South Central Region

Karen Vargas, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, ,

Author

Karen Vargas, MLS, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region