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An Infopeople Webinar

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Presenter: Kelli Ham

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Health Information questions come in a whole range of complexity, from simple requests for a spelling of a medical term to complex requests from someone facing a serious illness.

  • Do you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of resources that might answer the patron’s question?
  • Do you feel confident that you can point the patron to the best resource based on their reading ability or language preference?
  • Do you ever hesitate to recommend a site because you don’t have the time to properly evaluate the content for accuracy?
  • Wouldn't it be great if there were one health information site that combined only the best resources as a trustworthy starting point for just about any scenario?

Lucky for us, MedlinePlus is such a site! This scenario-based training webinar will present a spectrum of sample health reference questions, from simple to more complex examples. The path to the answer or the perfect resource will demonstrate different search techniques for each question. The instructor will also show how to take searches beyond MedlinePlus for users who need information at a higher level. By the time you finish watching the webinar, you will have several new tricks up your sleeve!

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand of the spectrum of health reference questions that can be answered with MedlinePlus searches
  • Be aware of the extensive content in MedlinePlus beyond the basic disease and drug information
  • Have the ability to take searches to advanced levels, including performing PubMed/MEDLINE searches from within any MedlinePlus Health Topic page

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of this page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

Presentation Material

Speaker's slides
ppt [4.8mb]
pdf (Full slide) [1.4mb]
pdf (3 slides per page) [500kb]
Mini Tutorial: Preforming PubMed Searches from ppsx [1.1mb]