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  • Quality:
    The Health On the Net Foundation (HON), created in 1995, is a Non-Governmental Organization under the aegis of the Direction générale de la santé Département de l'Action Sociale et de Santé (DASS - République et canton de Genève, Switzerland). HON's mission is to guide lay persons or non-medical users and medical practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health information. HON provides leadership in setting ethical standards for Web site developers. Download the free HONcode Toolbar: Automatic verification of the accreditation status of health/medical websites.
  • Definition: URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It is the address of a document or other resource on the Internet
    Domain name tells a lot about the source of the page, although this can sometimes be deceiving as demonstrated by a recent news item about the person who registered the domain name benedict XVI in anticipation of the new pope’s name and has no connection with the Catholic church.
  • Google: so much that is has become a verb
    Yahoo: an index, much like we used to have in library card catalogs, going from general to specific
    Vivisimo: one of the new kids on the block which is a clustering tool and even searches PubMed
  • HealthWeb is a collaborative project of the health sciences libraries of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and those of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation. Currently there are over twenty actively participating member libraries.
    Healthfinder: A "gateway" website for health and human services information from the US Government. Also spanish version
  • When you are looking for professional literature in nursing, the CINAHL database is the primary resources. In the 1940’s Ella Crandall, Mildred Grandbois and Mollie Sitner begin indexing articles from English-language nursing journals on 3x5 cards. From their work evolved CINAHL as we know it today with over one million records.
  • Health information you can trust. Consumer oriented but useful for the professional.
  • Health and drug information for patients, family and friends
  • Banner: states clearly what it is and who it is from. Clicking on the MedlinePlus logo will always take you back to the homepage
    An informational link “About MedlinePlus”, a site map, FAQs, an easy way to contact MedlinePlus and the Spanish language link
    When you get inside the content, you will see the navigation tabs, much like tabs on file folders that allow the user to go directly to a particular part of the site.
  • Page URL and date: let you know how to get back to the site and the timeliness of the material
  • Over 700 Health Topics pages in English (over 650 of these are also available in Spanish)
    Information from over 1,250 organizations
    Over 17,000 links to authoritative health information
  • These are the main categories of information on MedlinePlus.
  • Archive of the past 30 days
  • Once inside on a topic page, the right hand column will take you to: Go Local which has expanded to include 5 states: Indiana, Massachusetts, South Texas, NCarolina, Missouri. There is basic local coverage for hospitals in all states.
  • Some of the same articles indexed in CINAHL are also included in MEDLINE but not all.
  • Abstract
  • MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus
  • Citation, abstract or not, full-text
  • My NCBI is a locker on the PubMed site where you can create a password protected account to store your search. Options are available to run the search later and notify you by email when there are updates.
  • schoolhealthWEAT2_u1.ppt

    1. 1. Consumer Health Information on the Internet MedlinePlus and other Resources With the Health Professional in Mind Created & presented by: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN Librarian, University of South Florida Area Health Education Center Created & presented by: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN Librarian, University of South Florida Area Health Education Center Gulfcoast North AHEC, Inc. • University of South Florida AHEC • All Children’s Hospital
    2. 2. Supported by National Library of Medicine contract N01-LM-1-3522 as a subcontract from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
    3. 3. Objectives • Learn the types of consumer health information available on the Internet • Learn the differences between MedlinePlus and PubMed • Learn three ways of using MedlinePlus to find health information
    4. 4. Introduction
    5. 5. Guides to Healthy Surfing • Authoritative: Consider the source • Qualitative: How do you know? • Currency: Is it up-to-date? • Purpose/bias? • Privacy Issues • HONcode principles of the Health On the Net Foundation.
    6. 6. Anatomy of a URL • URL: uniform resource locator • http: hypertext transfer protocol • What’s in a domain? • com, edu, gov, org, dot, dot, dot…
    7. 7. General Reference Tools • Search Engines and Indexes – Google – Yahoo – Vivisimo • Dictionaries – Merriam Webster Online • Encyclopedias – Britannica Online –
    8. 8. Health Information Sites • Topic Specific Sites – American Diabetic Association – Alzheimer's Association • Health Megasites – CDC – HealthWeb – HealthFinder
    9. 9. Nursing Resource • CINAHL®: Cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature – Over one million records as of 2004
    10. 10. MedlinePlus
    11. 11. ► MedlinePlus •
    12. 12. Why MedlinePlus? • Premier source of health information from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health • Consumer directed, professionally useful • Quality, authority and accuracy of content • Educational not commercial • Organized and maintained
    13. 13. And… • Easily printable materials • Spanish as well as English • Available 24 hours a day • Free and full text!
    14. 14. Site Layout • Top navigation • Left column • Center column • Right column • Footer
    15. 15. Top Navigation • Banner • Stable links • Search box • Navigation tabs • Spanish language option
    16. 16. Footer • Quick links – U.S. National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health – Department of Health & Human Services – Freedom of Information Act • Informational Links – Copyright | Privacy | Accessibility | Selection Guidelines – Page URL and date
    17. 17. About MedlinePlus • Public Library Initiative/Consumer Health Site • October, 1998 • Debuted with 22 health topics • In its first month, received 116,000 page hits • April, 2003: over 2-million unique visitors
    18. 18. ► Page Layout • Left column: Table of Contents • Center column: News • Right column: Interactive Tutorials and more from NIH • Header and footer
    19. 19. Left Column: Table of Contents • Health Topics • Drug Information • Medical Encyclopedia • Dictionary • News • Directories • Other Resources
    20. 20. ►Health Topics • Alphabetical – A for Arthritis • Broad Group – Bones, Joints and Muscles • Diagnosis and Therapy – Diagnostic Tests • Demographic Groups – Seniors’ Health, Women’s Health, Child & Teen Health • Health and Wellness – Food and Nutrition
    21. 21. ►Drug Information • MedMaster™ and USP DI® Advice for the Patient® • Browse by first letter of generic or brand name drug • Proper uses, side effects, warnings, recalls, other information • Late-breaking news from the FDA
    22. 22. And… • Spanish language version • Easily printable • Prescription and OTC medications • Links to Medicines, OTCs, and Drug and Medical Device Safety pages
    23. 23. ► Medical Encyclopedia • Full-text medical encyclopedia with photographs and illustrations • Over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries • Contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations
    24. 24. Medical Encyclopedia Image: Scoliosis • Click Medical Encyclopedia link in the left column or Encyclopedia tab • Select S-Sh from Browse by first letter of topic • Select Scoliosis from list of topics • Select Illustrations from Table of Contents • Click on selected thumbnail for larger image
    25. 25. ► Dictionary • Merriam-Webster • Box to enter search term • Wildcard option *
    26. 26. Medical Dictionary: • Click Dictionary link in the left column or Dictionary tab at the top • Enter search term in the box, click Search – Unsure of spelling, enter first few letters followed by an asterisk: * • If multiple terms appear, select appropriate term from options
    27. 27. ► News • News from past 30 days • Reuters, New York Times Syndicate, and more • Search by date or news topic • Specific news items – Related news – Related MedlinePlus pages
    28. 28. ► Directories • General Doctors and Dentists • General Hospitals and Clinics • Doctor/Dentist Specialists • Other Health Care Providers • Specialized Hospitals and Clinics
    29. 29. Directory Resources • American Medical Association • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry • National Cancer Institute • American Academy of Dermatology • National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
    30. 30. ► Other Resources • Local libraries with consumer health services • Organizations providing health information – Grouped alphabetically or health topic • International sites • Databases beyond MedlinePlus • Link to PubMed
    31. 31. ► Center Column: News • Topical News • Featured Site • In the Spotlight – New! Videos of surgical procedures
    32. 32. ► Right Hand Column • Interactive Tutorials • Link to • NIH Senior Health • What’s New – MedlinePlus Listserve • Take a Tour!
    33. 33. MedlinePlus Tour • Contains text, pictures and sound • Requires a Flash plug-in • Self-paced • About 8 minutes in length • Start from “About MedlinePlus”
    34. 34. Interactive Tutorials • Diseases & Conditions – Acne – Latex Allergies • Tests & Diagnostic Procedures – Echocardiogram • Surgery & Treatment – LASIK – Preparing for Surgery • Prevention & Wellness – Exercising for a Healthy Heart
    35. 35. Tutorial Interface
    36. 36. PubMed
    37. 37. ► PubMed •
    38. 38. About PubMed • A service of the National Library of Medicine • Over 15 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and additional life science journals • Include links to many full text articles and other resources • “Public MEDLINE”
    39. 39. What is MEDLINE? • MEDLINE is NLM's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, the preclinical sciences, and some other areas of the life sciences. • Contains citations, not full-text articles.
    40. 40. Anatomy of a Citation Orthop Nurs. 2004 Mar-Apr; 23 (2) :101-5. Use of backpacks in children and adolescents. Dale JC. • Journal title (abbr) • Date • Volume, Issue, pages • Article title • Author
    41. 41. PubMed Tutorial • al/m1001.html • Or search for “pubmed tutorial”
    42. 42. Searching PubMed • MeSH: Medical Subject Headings • Natural language search option – Details • Default search options • Limits – Specific fields • Author, journal, text word – Ages, language, gender
    43. 43. PubMed & MedlinePlus • Links from MedlinePlus to PubMed – Drug Information • Search MEDLINE/PubMed for specific research articles on your drug – Other Resources • MEDLINE/PubMed as a direct link
    44. 44. Navigation Hints • Tablet box – Blank – Lines – Colored lines Related articles • Links – Substance via MeSH – Linkout – Books
    45. 45. Search Results • Citation • Abstract • Print or email • Full-text when available • Save via My NCBI
    46. 46. Summary • MedlinePlus: a consumer oriented health resource • PubMed: professionally medical literature • Both useful for health care professionals
    47. 47. Supported by National Library of Medicine contract N01-LM-1-3522 as a subcontract from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
    48. 48. And… Supported by National Library of Medicine contract N01-LM-1-3522 as a subcontract from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. • All Childrens Hospital • Florida AHEC Network • Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center Program, Inc. • University of South Florida Area Health Education Center Program
    49. 49. Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN University of South Florida Area Health Education Center • • [Health Schools Florida email link]