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Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research

Build reference skills for nursing and allied health research in this 3 week online class. 

This class is designed for library staff who support, or want to support, nursing and allied health professionals. This class will provide an introduction to the professions of nursing and allied health and NLM databases used by health professionals. The class concludes with you developing your own plan on how to use this information in your own work.  


After taking a 3 week, asynchronous online Moodle course, librarians providing information services to nurses and AH professionals will be able to:

1. Connect NLM resources to user needs when asked a reference question from a member of the nursing or allied health population.

For example, when asked about:

  1. Research literature uses PubMed
  2. Consumer health questions uses MedlinePlus
  3. Drug information uses DailyMed, MedlinePlus Drugs, LactMed
  4. Quality improvement or health indicators uses Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries

2. Reflect upon how they can improve library services to nursing and allied health professionals in their particular work environment.  For example: list ways they can support the information needs of their own nursing and allied health audiences.

Class Length: 
3 week online course totaling 4 credit hours
Course Owner(s):
Molly Knapp, MA, AHIP, Training Development Specialist
Margie Sheppard, MLS, Technology Coordinator - Kansas
Liz Waltman, MLIS, Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator
Continuing Education:

 4 credit hours

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