MedlinePlus: Power Searching for Hidden Treasures

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3:00pm


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!


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