MEDLINEPLUS
AN ONLINE MEDICAL
ENCYCLOPEDIA
WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/ENCYCLOPEDIA.HTML
MEDLINEPLUS IS THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH’S
WEBSITE FOR PATIENTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. IT IS
PRODUCED BY THE ...
USING MEDLINEPLUS
Open your browser and type
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html

You should see the page...
IF THAT DOESN’T WORK, TRY
THIS:
Go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
And enter “encyclopedia” in the search bar.
The encyclopedia will be the first link on the
search results page.
NOW THAT WE ARE
HERE, LET’S GET SOME
INFORMATION ON FLU
SHOTS
Here you have the option to
browse alphabetically by subject...
WHOA, NELLY.
That is a long list of topics that
start with “F”.
If you scroll down, you will see
“Flu”.
Click that.
As you can see,
there’s a lot of
information
about the flu.
But what about
the flu shot?
PSST! Over
here!
There’s this
box...
WE FOUND OUR
INFORMATION!
But man, it took a long
time.
Let’s explore a quicker way
to navigate this
encyclopedia.
WHAT IF WE USE THE
SEARCH BAR?
Type in “Flu Shot” and let’s see
where that takes us.
THERE IS A LOT OF
INFORMATION HERE!
You can refine your search by
type or keyword.
On the right hand side, there are
a lis...
LET’S LOOK AT THE
FRONT PAGE OF THE
ENCYCLOPEDIA.
In case you forgot, you can find it here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/en...
“HEALTH TOPICS” IS AN EASIER WAY
TO EXPLORE THE SITE AND GET HEALTH-RELATED ANSWERS

You can search by
• Body location,
• ...
“DRUGS AND SUPPLEMENTS” GIVES YOU INFORMATION
ABOUT DRUGS, VITAMINS, AND HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS

This page also has an A-Z sea...
“VIDEOS & COOL TOOLS” HAS INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS,
TUTORIALS, AND GAMES. THERE ARE ALSO HEALTH-CHECK
TOOLS.

On the right-han...
FIND INFORMATION ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS

Type “clinical trials” into the
search bar.
There’s a lot of info to sift
through so you have
options to refine your
search by type or by
keyword.
There’s also a “sea...
LOOK AT THE BOTTOM
OF THE PAGE.
There you can find a variety of ways to get
your information.
•

Mobile version: take the ...
JUST LIKE IT SAYS ON
THE WEB PAGE:
The information in this presentation is not
diagnosis or treatment of any medical
condi...
STILL HAVE
QUESTIONS?
No worries. There’s a Frequently
Asked Questions link you can
check out.
Or
You can email me at
deca...
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MedlinePlus: a tutorial

  1. 1. MEDLINEPLUS AN ONLINE MEDICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA WWW.NLM.NIH.GOV/MEDLINEPLUS/ENCYCLOPEDIA.HTML
  2. 2. MEDLINEPLUS IS THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH’S WEBSITE FOR PATIENTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. IT IS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. The information provided covers • Diseases and conditions • Wellness issues • Up-to-date health information You can find information regarding • Latest treatments • Drugs and supplements • Links to research about your topic and • Information about clinical trials.
  3. 3. USING MEDLINEPLUS Open your browser and type http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html You should see the page below.
  4. 4. IF THAT DOESN’T WORK, TRY THIS: Go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ And enter “encyclopedia” in the search bar.
  5. 5. The encyclopedia will be the first link on the search results page.
  6. 6. NOW THAT WE ARE HERE, LET’S GET SOME INFORMATION ON FLU SHOTS Here you have the option to browse alphabetically by subject. Let’s click on the letter “F” and see where that takes us.
  7. 7. WHOA, NELLY. That is a long list of topics that start with “F”. If you scroll down, you will see “Flu”. Click that.
  8. 8. As you can see, there’s a lot of information about the flu. But what about the flu shot? PSST! Over here! There’s this box called “Read More” And in it, there is a link to “Influenza Vaccine”
  9. 9. WE FOUND OUR INFORMATION! But man, it took a long time. Let’s explore a quicker way to navigate this encyclopedia.
  10. 10. WHAT IF WE USE THE SEARCH BAR? Type in “Flu Shot” and let’s see where that takes us.
  11. 11. THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE! You can refine your search by type or keyword. On the right hand side, there are a list of links that deal with the flu shot. It looks like what you would get from a Google search. Let’s try something else….
  12. 12. LET’S LOOK AT THE FRONT PAGE OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA. In case you forgot, you can find it here: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclope dia.html See the green bars labeled Health Topics, Drugs & Supplements and Videos & Cool Tools ? Click on Health Topics.
  13. 13. “HEALTH TOPICS” IS AN EASIER WAY TO EXPLORE THE SITE AND GET HEALTH-RELATED ANSWERS You can search by • Body location, • Disorders & conditions, • Diagnosis & therapy, • Demographic group, Or • Health & Wellness. There’s also an A-Z search option.
  14. 14. “DRUGS AND SUPPLEMENTS” GIVES YOU INFORMATION ABOUT DRUGS, VITAMINS, AND HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS This page also has an A-Z search option, but it is for brand name medicines. (e.g. “Advil” or “Tylenol”) Check out the “Related Topics” box. It contains links to information organized by what the drug is designed to treat.
  15. 15. “VIDEOS & COOL TOOLS” HAS INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS, TUTORIALS, AND GAMES. THERE ARE ALSO HEALTH-CHECK TOOLS. On the right-hand side there are additional tools that may help you navigate your own health care experience with more confidence. • • • • Understanding Medical Words Evaluating Health Information Director’s Comments Podcast NIH Senior Health Videos
  16. 16. FIND INFORMATION ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS Type “clinical trials” into the search bar.
  17. 17. There’s a lot of info to sift through so you have options to refine your search by type or by keyword. There’s also a “search help” link on the right side of the page.
  18. 18. LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. There you can find a variety of ways to get your information. • Mobile version: take the encyclopedia with you to your next doctor’s appointment • Email updates: you can set your profile to receive new information on your topic of choice • Subscribe to RSS: you can opt for general topic feeds or healthcondition-specific • Follow MedlinePlus on Twitter and get the latest info and news in medicine
  19. 19. JUST LIKE IT SAYS ON THE WEB PAGE: The information in this presentation is not diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition.
  20. 20. STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? No worries. There’s a Frequently Asked Questions link you can check out. Or You can email me at decakara.my.dom.edu

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