After viewing this session, attendees will: After viewing this session, attendees will



Yüklə 8,32 Mb.
tarix07.01.2017
ölçüsü8,32 Mb.
#4940





After viewing this session, attendees will:

  • After viewing this session, attendees will:

  • Understand the structure and depth of MedlinePlus

  • Have knowledge of health topics and specialized content within the site

  • Be able to apply advanced search techniques for better results



Overview of MedlinePlus

  • Overview of MedlinePlus

  • Health Topics in detail

  • Different users – different needs

  • Maximizing search results

  • Special content and “hidden” nuggets

  • Tools and resources for librarians



Brief history



How does MedlinePlus differ from commercial health sites and popular search engines?

  • How does MedlinePlus differ from commercial health sites and popular search engines?



A trustworthy site for patients and consumers from the National Library of Medicine, containing resources and links to quality health information

  • A trustworthy site for patients and consumers from the National Library of Medicine, containing resources and links to quality health information

  • Often confused with MEDLINE/PubMed, the NLM database of citations from biomedical journals



Biased

  • Biased

  • A search engine like Google

  • A site that sells or promotes products

  • A site that collects personal information



Debuted in October 1998 with 22 health topics; now there are nearly 750 topics!

  • Debuted in October 1998 with 22 health topics; now there are nearly 750 topics!

  • Examples of content added since then:

      • Spanish pages
      • Extensive encyclopedia
      • MedMasterTM drug database
      • Evidence-based herbal info


Resources include:

  • Resources include:

  • User-friendly design

    • Mechanisms to facilitate different search styles
    • Repetition of design and search elements






On the homepage, the main sections are shown on the left-hand side.

  • On the homepage, the main sections are shown on the left-hand side.



The “Search” box appears on every page

  • The “Search” box appears on every page

  • The tabs across the top are on each page inside MedlinePlus

  • Note: same topics as the homepage (except GoLocal)





Two databases in this section

  • Two databases in this section

    • Drugs  MedMasterTM
    • Herbs  Natural Standard
  • Evidence-based resources

  • Link to new Dietary Supplements Labels database















  • The “heart and soul” of MedlinePlus

  • Multiple search tools address different searching styles

    • A-Z list for searching alphabetically
    • keyword search
    • content groupings (ethnic, age, body area, etc)


Navigating the main health topic section

  • Navigating the main health topic section

  • Individual health topic pages

    • design
    • content
  • Using the interactive body maps



















Health topics

  • Health topics

  • Encyclopedia

  • Drugs and Herbs and Supplements databases

  • Interactive tutorials

  • Surgery videos – some transcripts now available

  • Toggle to Spanish, then search Spanish terms







Literacy - the ability to read and write

  • Literacy - the ability to read and write

  • Health literacy - ability to obtain, understand and act on verbal or written health information

  • Both have implications for being able to make informed health care decisions!



Easy-to-read materials

  • Easy-to-read materials

  • Easy-to-understand interactive tutorials

  • Note: reading level inconsistent; different organizations may use different criteria

  • Guidelines for creating easy-to-read materials for your users















Fun, interactive tools for users

  • Fun, interactive tools for users



Powered by Vivisimo

  • Powered by Vivisimo

  • Relevance ranking of results

  • Results sorted into subsets (Collections)

  • Phrase searching and Boolean logic

  • Highlighted search terms

  • Spell-checker





  • Maximizing your efforts through smart search techniques

  • Using Boolean logic and shortcut keys

  • Advanced search tips

  • More tips and tricks





OR, NOT, -, +, *

  • OR, NOT, -, +, *

  • No need to use AND; it is automatic

  • Use Boolean for combining concepts



Perform a search

  • Perform a search

  • Look for the “Search Help” link





Efficient navigation

  • Efficient navigation

    • Health Topics A-Z
    • Health Topics groups
    • Drug Information
    • Herbs and Supplements
    • Easy-to-Read materials
    • Interactive Health Tutorials
    • Health Check Tools
    • Low-Vision materials






Mining the depths of resources within MedlinePlus

  • Mining the depths of resources within MedlinePlus

  • Samples of health questions and finding answers



What does melanoma look like?

  • What does melanoma look like?

  • Does gingko really prevent dementia?

  • Has this doctor been sued for malpractice?

  • My friend has Stage IV ovarian cancer. Are there any studies for experimental drugs? Also, she lives in Tucson - are there any support groups there?



New image resource - VisualDx

  • New image resource - VisualDx

  • Herbs and Supplements – Natural Standard

  • State licensing boards for MDs - DocFinder

  • Clinical Trials, MEDLINE/PubMed, GoLocal



What does melanoma look like?

  • What does melanoma look like?

    • Search “Health Topics” for “melanoma”
    • Go to “Multimedia and Cool Tools”
    • Click on “Pictures and Photographs”














Uses based on evidence

  • Uses based on evidence

  • But how is the “Grade” determined?







  • Use the “Directories” section to:

    • Find a specialist in a certain city
    • Find specialized healthcare facilities
    • Find information about a specific doctor such as education, board certifications, and legal actions


Find a specialist in a certain city or find information about a certain doctor

  • Find a specialist in a certain city or find information about a certain doctor



Has this doctor been sued for malpractice?

  • Has this doctor been sued for malpractice?



Where is the nearest sleep clinic?

  • Where is the nearest sleep clinic?



Are there any experimental drugs being tested for Stage IV ovarian cancer? How can I get in a research trial?

  • Are there any experimental drugs being tested for Stage IV ovarian cancer? How can I get in a research trial?









I’m having knee replacement surgery – what can I expect?

  • I’m having knee replacement surgery – what can I expect?



Currently 13 videos of actual knee surgeries; transcripts available also!

  • Currently 13 videos of actual knee surgeries; transcripts available also!



From the “About Us” link

  • From the “About Us” link

  • FAQs

  • Training materials for librarians

  • Tutorials and more for library users









Current news from Reuters and HealthDay

  • Current news from Reuters and HealthDay

  • Email announcements – very useful!

  • Search by date or topic, or use the search box and choose results for “News”



Go to MedlinePlus.gov homepage

  • Go to MedlinePlus.gov homepage

  • Click on link “Email Updates and RSS” in lower, right-hand corner





Daily or weekly news

  • Daily or weekly news

  • Specialty topics





MedlinePlus is much more than information about diseases and conditions

  • MedlinePlus is much more than information about diseases and conditions

  • Still more not covered here – go exploring!

  • Please take the time to fill out the evaluation at the end – Thanks!








Yüklə 8,32 Mb.

Dostları ilə paylaş:




Verilənlər bazası müəlliflik hüququ ilə müdafiə olunur ©azkurs.org 2022
rəhbərliyinə müraciət

    Ana səhifə