Health Info on the Web for the   Non-Medical Librarian     Annis Lee Adams, MA, MLIS   E-Resources/Information Services Li...
Frequently Asked Questions• Is my doctor board certified?• I need all the info you have on . . .• I have a school project ...
Key Resources• Health Sciences Library Consumer Health  Guide (www.hawaii.edu/hslib)• AMA Doctor Finder• Aloha United Way ...
Key Resources, Cont’d•   ClinicalTrials.gov•   EbscoHost databases from HSPLS•   Gale databases from HSPLS•   Facts on Fil...
Please interrupt mewith questions as we go along!                                 5
Remember Your Role• Often patrons are trying to make difficult  healthcare decisions, and they may ask  you for advice or ...
www.hawaii.edu/hslib                7
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Is my doctor board certified?http://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.html                                           ...
HSLib Consumer Health - Directories                                  10
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http://www.auw.org/211/                          12
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MedlinePlus.gov•   From the National Library of Medicine•   700+ Health Topics•   Medical Encyclopedia•   Drug & Herb info...
http://medlineplus.gov/                          15
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MedlinePlus – Drugs, Supplements, & Herbal Info                                              18
Sample Herbal Entry on MedlinePlus                                 19
Uses basedon Evidence         20
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http://nccam.nih.gov/   23
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Hawaii State Public Library SystemAll you need is your HSPLS library card barcode to log in                               ...
Hawaii State Public Library System• Ebsco databases  ►   Alt HealthWatch (alternative medicine periodicals)  ►   Health So...
Hawaii State Public Library System• Thomson Gale databases  ►   Health & Wellness Resource Center (medical      encycloped...
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Household Products Database• Learn potential health effects  of common cleaning,  gardening, and other  household products...
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/                                   36
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PubMed.gov• PubMed MEDLINE ► Most comprehensive biomedical database ► Primarily database of citations and abstracts ► Scho...
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Questions???       Thanks for coming!!      Please feel free to contactor refer patrons to us for assistance:             ...
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  1. 1. Health Info on the Web for the Non-Medical Librarian Annis Lee Adams, MA, MLIS E-Resources/Information Services Librarian Hawaii Library Association Conference November 11, 2006
  2. 2. Frequently Asked Questions• Is my doctor board certified?• I need all the info you have on . . .• I have a school project on . . .• What info do you have on this herbal medicine?• Where can I go for help . . .?• What are the side effects of this drug? 2
  3. 3. Key Resources• Health Sciences Library Consumer Health Guide (www.hawaii.edu/hslib)• AMA Doctor Finder• Aloha United Way 211• MedlinePlus.gov• National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine 3
  4. 4. Key Resources, Cont’d• ClinicalTrials.gov• EbscoHost databases from HSPLS• Gale databases from HSPLS• Facts on File from HSPLS• Household Products Database• PubMed 4
  5. 5. Please interrupt mewith questions as we go along! 5
  6. 6. Remember Your Role• Often patrons are trying to make difficult healthcare decisions, and they may ask you for advice or to interpret information – DON’T DO IT, even if you have some knowledge about it.• Provide resources, information, and/or referrals, but leave the interpretation to them. 6
  7. 7. www.hawaii.edu/hslib 7
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  9. 9. Is my doctor board certified?http://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.html 9
  10. 10. HSLib Consumer Health - Directories 10
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  12. 12. http://www.auw.org/211/ 12
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. MedlinePlus.gov• From the National Library of Medicine• 700+ Health Topics• Medical Encyclopedia• Drug & Herb information• Directories• Clinical Trials• Health News• Surgery Videos• Interactive Patient Tutorials 14
  15. 15. http://medlineplus.gov/ 15
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  18. 18. MedlinePlus – Drugs, Supplements, & Herbal Info 18
  19. 19. Sample Herbal Entry on MedlinePlus 19
  20. 20. Uses basedon Evidence 20
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  23. 23. http://nccam.nih.gov/ 23
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  25. 25. Hawaii State Public Library SystemAll you need is your HSPLS library card barcode to log in 25
  26. 26. Hawaii State Public Library System• Ebsco databases ► Alt HealthWatch (alternative medicine periodicals) ► Health Source – Consumer Edition ► Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition• Facts on File database ► Health Reference Center (conditions & diseases, mental health, health & wellness, body systems, and medical test info) 26
  27. 27. Hawaii State Public Library System• Thomson Gale databases ► Health & Wellness Resource Center (medical encyclopedia, drug & herb info, alternative health encyclopedia, health assessment tools) ► Legal Forms (health directives & living wills) 27
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  35. 35. Household Products Database• Learn potential health effects of common cleaning, gardening, and other household products. http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/ 35
  36. 36. http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/ 36
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  38. 38. PubMed.gov• PubMed MEDLINE ► Most comprehensive biomedical database ► Primarily database of citations and abstracts ► Scholarly research articles ► Free database produced by the National Library of Medicine 38
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  40. 40. Questions??? Thanks for coming!! Please feel free to contactor refer patrons to us for assistance: 692-0810 hslinfo@hawaii.edu 40
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