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									Virtual Information on Health:
Roles of Librarians and Information Professionals
Presented by

Arglenda Friday
Brasilia, Brazil March 2007

Primary Roles of Librarians
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Collection development/management Knowledge and resource sharing Provide access and dissemination of information Education and literacy promotion Participate in medical informatics & research Improve services through better licensing agreements Advocacy and outreach Evaluate virtual resources Coordinate global cooperatives

Key Issues for Consideration
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Target audiences
• Types, needs, wants, and literacy levels

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Information-cost, access Resources by provider type Virtual resources
• Databases and search engines • Evaluation and reliability

Target Audiences
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Health care professionals
• Doctors, nurses, lay workers

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Researchers and statisticians Health agencies and organizations
• Governmental, public, private

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Teaching hospitals, clinics, educators & educational institutions Commercial vendors and producers Consumers and patients

Producers & Providers of Resources & Information
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International organizations Governmental organizations and agencies Educational institutions Hospitals and clinics Commercial producers Content providers-consumer health info Others—databases, search engines Types of information
• Instructional, educational, statistical

International Organizations
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World Health Organizations
• Weekly epidemiological record • Global health statistics

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United Nations
• UNESCO-HIV/AIDS Education Clearinghouse • Infonation

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International Society for Infectious Diseases (ProMEDmail.org) Pan American Health Organization
• Virtual health library

Governmental Resources
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U.S. National Library of Medicine
• Medline Plus, PubMED • Toxnet (toxicology literature) • FreeShare (Docline-document delivery)

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U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services
• National Institutes of Health • National Guideline Clearinghousewww.guideline.gov

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Special Units-Cancer.gov

Educational Resources
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Virtual Education-Berkeley
• http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/r eleases/2006/09/26_google.shtml

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University of Michigan Health System
• http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/pa/pa _index.htm; govdocs-statistics

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Competencies, Continuing Ed-PAHO Health Info Translations Videos-healthyroadsmedia.org

Hospital Resources
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St. Jude’s Research Hospital-(stjudes.org) Planetree.org (nonprofit) Cleveland Clinic (healthshare) Kaiser Permanente (health advice) Clarion North Hospital (IN)-Krames Online Lowell General
• http://www.clarian.kramesonline.com/ • http://www.lowellgeneral.org/library/weblib/pe riodicals.htm • disease summary fact sheets

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Mayo Clinic-MayoClinic.com

Commercial Resources: Vendors
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Organizations/producers

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Videos
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• WebMD & WebMD-eMedicine.com • Elsevier-Mosby’s Nursing products • MD Consult with First Consult • New Media

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Special groups-Teens (Rosen Publishing)
• http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/

• Instructional and educational • YouTube, Google Video

http://www.newmediamedicine.com/videos/

Commercial Resources: Content Providers
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Greystone.net-Internet services A.D.A.M. (adam.com) Health Advisor
• http://www.parknicollet.com/healthadvi sor/

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HealthVision.com Healthwise.org (knowledgbase) Lexi.com(www.diseasesexplained.com)

Commercial Resources: Database Providers
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Full-text database producers
• Elsevier • EBSCO • OVID • Thomson Gale

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Free Internet article sources
• WebMD

Commercial Resources: Internet Search Tools
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Search Engines—Google, Yahoo, Ask.com

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Metasearch engine & directory list

• http://searchenginewatch.com

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Metacrawlers & metasearch engines-Vivisimo, Dogpile All-in-one search pages (multisearch)
• http://www.biorgul.com • http://turbo10.com

• http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=21 56221

• http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=21 56241

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Deep Web-Google Scholar, Complete Planet, etc.

Commercial Resources: Internet Useful Subject Directories
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Librarians’ Internet Index (lii.org) WWW Virtual Library (http://vlib.org) Webmasterworld.com (Brazil, S.A.) Google (directory.google.com) Yahoo (dir.yahoo.com) Infomine (infomine.ucr.edu) Academic-Info (academicinfo.net)

Source: Infopeople Project

Evaluation Criteria of Virtual Health Information
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Sponsorship-gov, edu, org, com Authorship-credentials Currency-Update frequency, clearly visible Purpose-”about us” section Coverage-depth, scope, content Navigability-ease of use, user friendly Factual information and accuracy Certification Code (Health on the Net-HON) Accreditation-URAC (Utilization Review) Audience-consumer or professional Literacy level-consumer or professional

Organizations & Communities
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Professional organizations

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Consumer groups

• Pan American Health Organization-virtual library • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/organizations/all_o rganizations.html • HealthWise.net

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Professional associations

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Listservs and discussion groups

• Physicians-http://www.familydoctor.org • Librarians-MLA, MLA-AHIP, AAHSL, CAPHIS, ALA
• MedLIB

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Associations

• Sites for doctors, students, librarians

Other Resources
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Medical blogs-google, bloglines Podcasts-Posdcasting News Foundations-Health on the Net (HON), AIDS, etc. Metasites-statistics Groups• Yahoo-Health and wellness, Net-Gold • Google

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Personal digital assistant (PDA) reference resources Chatrooms Individuals-”mediconline” by Rekhraj

Free Resources-Articles
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PubMed Central
• http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov

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Biomed Central (open access)
• http://www.biomedcentral.com/browse/journal s

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DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals
• http://www.doaj.org

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FindArticles
• http://highwire.stanford.edu


								
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