NCompass Live: Healthy Kids Resources


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Kids' resources can be found on many National Library of Medicine web sites and more. The resources covered will include those about kids, as well as those for kids, including gaming, comic books, coloring books, and stories. Marty Magee, McGoogan Library of Medicine - Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center, will be presenting this hour long session.

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  • Different parts of the image are clickable, and show green highlighting when the user moves their mouse over the area When a portion of the body map is clicked, related topic links will appear in the box to the right. For all of the topics related to the body map, the user can scroll down to find the topic of interest. Since this is a new way to navigate the health topics, a tutorial is available by clicking the link in the upper right of the screen titled “How to use this page”. This launches a tutorial with images, text and a voice narration that goes over the details of navigating the health topics pages.
  • Redesigned page resulting in cleaner look Smaller A-Z navigation bar Graphical icons for body systems Removed buttons that look like ads – created new buttons and introduced some new colors Now we’ll look at the new Health Topics design! Just a few months ago, MedlinePlus introduced a new look and reorganization of the Health Topics Homepage with the addition of Body Map navigation features. The redesign of the page came about from user feedback and usability studies. Users indicated that too much page space was taken up by the old alphabetical navigation table. This required more scrolling to see the actual categories for health topics. Another important finding was that the special content areas on the right side of the screen were being ignored by users. The boxes with the graphics appeared to be “ads”, and users focused on other parts of the screen. The buttons that looked like ads were replaced with new buttons and moved to a new spot. So here you can see: The new A-Z list has been reduced to a single line. The graphical icons for body systems add visual interest and function. When clicked, these fourteen sections now have an entirely new look, which you’ll see in a minute. Boxes for special content now clearly indicate the content as clickable text boxes, as a deliberate attempt to differentiate the content from ads. As you know, MedlinePlus does not accept any advertising, but the old content boxes were very similar in placement, shape and size to ads on many commercial sites. The redesign and the placement in the lower right of the screen will help users notice the content, instead of ignoring the boxes perceived as advertising.
  • NCompass Live: Healthy Kids Resources

    1. 1. Marty Magee National Network/Libraries of Medicine Education and Nebraska Liaison McGoogan Library of Medicine Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center 986706 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE 68198-6706 402-559-7076 1-800-338-7657 [email_address] NCompass Live – March 16, 2011
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of websites (the librarian’s never ending quest! </li></ul><ul><li>Kid-friendly health resource sites </li></ul><ul><li>Some games to play in your spare time! </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health – 175 yrs old! </li></ul><ul><li>Resources are: </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>No advertising </li></ul><ul><li>No user names/passwords </li></ul><ul><li>FREE , for anyone, anywhere </li></ul>
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    5. 5. About MedlinePlus
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    7. 8. Interactive Body Maps What happens when you scroll over a word? Check out the Spanish version!
    8. 11. What is the name of the game from the American Dental Association?
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    11. 14. Interactive Tutorials
    12. 15. Anatomy Videos “ thumpa, thumpa, thumpa”
    13. 16. Surgery Videos Try the one on ACL surgery!
    14. 17. A free mobile information service that provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.
    15. 18. NLM History of Medicine
    16. 20. Turning the Pages
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    18. 22. Visible Human Project vhp_conf/lorensen/index.htm Biology
    19. 23. Visible Proofs
    20. 24. Chemistry ChemIDPlus Name this!! It’s pretty easy….
    21. 25. Chemistry Toxmap
    22. 26. Genetics Genetics Home Reference What is Angelman syndrome?
    23. 27. Toxtown What sound do you hear when you scroll over the sheep?
    24. 28. Tox Mystery Start in the garage. What is spilling out from underneath the car?
    25. 30. Household Products Database What main ingredient is in acne scrub that is also one of the main ingredients in toilet bowl cleaner? (Hint: Start with Pine-Sol)
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    27. 33. How many calories in a hamburger – plain on a bun?
    28. 34. What’s the featured e-card?
    29. 37. OR - Clinical Growth Charts
    30. 38. Comic Books (the joke is on me!) <ul><li>Stop Bullying Now </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Julia and Robbie : the Disaster Twins: </li></ul><ul><li>ED Pubs – U.S. Dept. of Education (496 for students!!) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    31. 39. My Family Health Portrait ….a good Thanksgiving activity
    32. 40. Following the Clues: A Visit to the Doctor and the Library! <ul><li>aimed at children </li></ul><ul><li>shows the health care process </li></ul><ul><li>shows a visit to the library </li></ul>Available in English, Spanish and Sudanese-Nuer
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    34. 42. Marty Magee 402-559-7076 1-800-338-7657 [email_address]