Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Street Level Classroom
Using PubMed tags(filters) to search for relevant articles.
Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
Contents: Dictionary, full text, images, index, mobile access, patient education, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for the layman, offering free and authoritative current health and medical information. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in everyday language. Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on drugs (by generic or brand name) and supplements, learn the meanings of medical terms, or view medical videos and illustrations. Includes links to the latest medical research on numerous topics and information on clinical trials, and interactive tutorials on diseases, diagnostic tests, preventive medicine and surgeries. Also available here are anatomy videos in English and Spanish, from the A.D.A.M. medical encyclopedia and other sources. QuickTime player is required for some videos. Mobile Access: All MedlinePlus content is now available in both English and Spanish versions, at http://m.medlineplus.gov and http://m.medlineplus.gov/espanol .
Keywords: anatomy, consumer health, dietary supplements, diseases, drugs, herbs, non-prescription drugs
Contents: full text, index, patient education, summaries
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This database currently contains approximately 300 articles on Herbs and Supplements, 200 articles on Conditions, 90 articles on Drug Interaction, 40 articles on homeopathy, and 40 articles on alternative medicine. Answers questions on efficacy, dosage, interactions, and risk/benefit, and cites studies and trials, supplying information about their reliability (evidence-based.) Clicking on a condition in a substance's record links the user to articles on other substances used to treat that condition. Entries include Spanish translations and all have references.
Keywords: alternative medicine, clinical evidence, consumer health, dietary supplements, dosage, drug interactions, evidence-based, herbs, homeopathy, Spanish translation