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Membership

Learn about the benefits of joining our network, and find tools, resources and services for NNLM members.

Funding

Find information about NNLM funding, and other sources you can explore beyond NLM and NNLM.
Proposal Writing Support
Use our proposal writing resources to boost your expertise in grant-writing, and learn about general best practices for submitting proposals to NNLM.
Tools and Resources
Need some assistance? Explore our funding guides, FAQs, and templates and tutorials for submitting web-based applications and activity reports.

Training

Explore resources related to NNLM's wide variety of training opportunities.
Class Resources
Already registered? Find a resource guide to supplement your upcoming NNLM or NLM class.
NLM Resources
Learn more about tools and resources from the National Library of Medicine.
Specializations
Looking for free Continuing Education? Learn more about CE and specializations you can obtain through NNLM classes.

Topics

Browse our complete catalog by topic.
All of Us
Explore tools and programs supported by the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, and learn more about this initiative with the All of Us Research Program.
Citizen Science
Find tools and programs you can use to promote citizen science and crowdsourcing in your institution, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Consumer Health
Looking for health resources you can share? Check out NNLM's consumer health guides to promote quality sources of health information for any audience.
Data Science / Data Management
Review subject primers and programs related to managing, storing and sharing data, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Explore resources for developing institutional practices around diversity, equity and inclusion, and learn more about this NNLM initiative.
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Find tools and programs you can use for emergency preparedness, and learn about quality sources of disaster health information.
Graphic Medicine
Learn more about graphic medicine as a medium for sharing health information, including tools you can use for developing comic-based programs.
Health Literacy
Find resources for interpreting health information online, understanding health information, and evaluating literacy levels for health websites.
HIV/AIDS
Explore resources for organizations that provide HIV/AIDS information services, and learn more about this NNLM priority area.
Student Engagement
Learn how you can champion health sciences librarianship and increase diversity in the Library and Information Sciences pipeline through this NNLM priority area.
Public Health
Find localized public health resources, and free programs and tools supported by public health departments.
STEM Initiatives
Bolster your Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives with quality health information resources, and explore programs and tools you can use to help students consider a career in STEM or the health professions.
Substance Use Disorder / NIH HEAL
Find resources and programs you can use to support patrons living with substance use disorders, and learn more about the NIH HEAL initiative.
Scholarly Communication
Review guides for accessing and utilizing electronic journals, and other published resources of health information and health research.

Audience

Browse our complete catalog by audience.
Academic Libraries
Find guides and resources for academic libraries and library staff, including community colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions.
Hospital / Health Sciences Libraries
Find guides and resources for hospital libraries, health sciences libraries, and library staff.
Public Libraries
Find guides and resources for public libraries and library staff, and learn more about the NNLM public libraries initiative.
Other Library or Information Professionals
Find guides and resources geared toward other library or information professionals.
Community-based Organizations
Find guides and resources for community-based organizations and their staff.
Data Resource or Tool Developers
Find guides for data resource and tool developers.
Data Scientists
Find guides and resources for data scientists.
College & post-grad Educators
Find guides and resources for college and post-grad educators, such as faculty and staff who provide health programming and instruction to adults.
College & post-grad Students
Find guides and resources for college and post-grad students, including those seeking supplemental learning opportunities.
K-12 Educators
Find guides and resources for K-12 educators, such as faculty and staff who provide health programming and instruction to children.
K-12 Students
Find guides and resources for K-12 students, including children who are seeking supplemental learning opportunities or information about careers in the health professions.
Healthcare Providers
Find guides and resources for healthcare providers and clinicians.
Public Health Professionals
Find guides and resources for public health professionals, public and community health workers.
Researchers
Find guides and resources for researchers.
General Public
Find guides and resources geared toward the general public.

Regional

Explore resources and programs for specific geographic populations in the United States.
Region #1
Guides and resources for members in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 
Region #2
Guides and resources for members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Region #3
Guides and resources for members in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Region #4
Guides and resources for members in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Region #5
Guides and resources for members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.
Region #6
Guides and resources for members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Region #7
Guides and resources for members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Resource Sharing

Explore tools you can use for scholarly communication and interlibrary loan.
DOCLINE
Learn how your institution can use DOCLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s Interlibrary Loan request routing system.
NPHCO Collections
Learn about public health and other subscription-based resources for members of the NNLM Public Health Digital Library.

All Guides & Resources

23 current guides
Title Summary
About the NNLM Reading Club

The NNLM Reading Club is a selection of “ready-to-use” book titles along with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs in their communities

An Introduction to Health Literacy

Health literacy involves the information and services that people need to make well-informed health decisions. Learn more about the aspects of health literacy, why it's important, how it can be addressed, and how NNLM supports health literacy.

Data Competencies

This section of the Data Driven Discovery Initiative provides resources to explore recommended competencies, knowledge, skills, and dispositions for data librarians. Professional organizations and networks, as well as resources and strategies to stay current are provided.

Data Services

A selection of articles and teaching resources for librarians who are interested in offering data services at their institution. There are many other resources widely available online, and even those not pertaining to medical librarianship are adaptable to many data service contexts.

Data Thesaurus

The NNLM Data Thesaurus includes definitions, relevant literature, and web resources related to data terminology.

Funding FAQs

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NNLM funding and related topics.

Guidelines for Award Requirements

Learn how to comply with the specific award requirements for your NNLM-funded project, such as accessibility, credit statements, project extensions, reporting, invoicing, and more.

K-12 Resources

Good health is important at any age! NLM and NNLM offer plenty of resources for caregivers and educators to use to support physical, mental, and socio-emotional growth.

Membership FAQ

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NNLM Membership and related programs.

NIH All of Us Research Program Partnership

This site is designed to provide publicly available information about the partnership between NNLM and All of Us to assist in preparing the grant application for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us Program Center(link is external) (U24) cooperative agreement that posted on July 12, 2021.

NNLM Member Services

Learn about the benefits of institutional membership with the Network of the National Library of Medicine, and how to make the most of that membership by taking advantage of NNLM products and services.

NNLM Proposal Writing Toolkit

Writing a quality proposal is the best first step in applying for funding from the Network of the National Library of Medicine. This guide provides tips, tricks and resources you can use while developing your application, and instructions for how to submit an application.

NNLM Reading Club
NNLM Reading Club: Citizen Science
NNLM Reading Club: Digital Health Literacy
NNLM Reading Club: Disability Health
Obtain a Specialization

NNLM offers free classes that support specialization for several programs. Learn more about the certifications we support and how to obtain them.

Order Free Informational Materials

NNLM offers free informational materials to NNLM Members, including capability brochures, posters, and bookmarks!

PHDL Collection

Browse this collection of over 270 titles to see what's available for members of the Public Health Digital Library.

RD3 Scope Statement and Selection Criteria

The Resources for Data Driven Discovery (RD3) Portal fosters learning and collaboration in data science and data management. The portal will primarily serve librarians and library administrators working in institutions that are generating, sharing, storing, and/or using data for basic scientific, clinical, or translational research and teaching in the health, biological, and physical sciences. As such, the portal will bring together resources on education, outreach and collaboration, best-practices, and current events for data-driven research. The portal will provide librarians with the tools, knowledge, and skills to effectively participate in networked science and teach data topics to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) stakeholders.

Resources for Healthcare Providers

This brief resource highlights tools and training programs that may be useful for many different aspects of work as a healthcare professional.

Scholarly Communications Resources

Central to academic work, scholarly communications resources can support teaching, learning, research, and scholarly endeavors. Each tab in this guide contains a list of resources, the focus of the resource, and audiences that might benefit from the information.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. The objective of #CiteNLM is to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia by adding citations and information from National Library of Medicine (NLM) sources.