Online Resource List National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)

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October 27, 2010

Online Resource List

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Created by the National Library of Medicine, this is the one of the best starting points for any consumer health-related question. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government agencies, and health-related organizations. This resource includes over 800 health topics, an encyclopedia, dictionary, drug information, several directories, and current news items. MedlinePlus includes information in English and Spanish, with some materials in 44 other languages.

  • MedlinePlus Search Help (English version) (Salud – Spanish version) (Spring/Summer 2010 issue mentioned during webinar)

  • Calculators, Quizzes, and Games (Entire List)

Examples of Health Check Tools from MedlinePlus:
Question Builder Tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Interactive Menu Planner from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Partnership for Food Safety Education - Fight Bac! and Education/Outreach
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA for Teens – Sara’s Quest game
Anatomy Quiz from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Additional Resources:

NIHSeniorHealth provides topics of interest to older adults. It is designed to be senior-friendly with easy-to-use navigation and special features.
Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers

The Toolkit for Trainers is a fully-developed set of free training modules to help older adults learn to use a computer and find reliable, up-to-date online health information.
Clinical Trials is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
MedlinePlus Trifold Brochures (English) (Spanish)
Archived Version of Webinar

The New MedlinePlus: An In-depth Look [Handout] - This material has been compiled by Kelli Ham, funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract no. N01-LM-1-3517 with the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding sources.

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