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A destination for practitioners in service-oriented organizations—such as libraries, schools, community centers, community colleges, and workforce training centers to find digital literacy content. The resources can be found by subject area, community, by skill topic, and learning level.

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Glossary of Clinical Trial Terms


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Link: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/info/glossary
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Guide to help the consumer become familiar with many of the common terms used in clinical trials.

Health Information


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Link: https://www.nih.gov/health-information
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Window into a variety of health topics accessible through the nationals institutes of health and national library of medicine.

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Medline Plus


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Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/aboutmedlineplu...
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The National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine, Contributed by: National Institutes of Health
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfi...
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Guide to healthy web surfing.

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MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine, Contributed by: National Institutes of Health, Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/evaluatinghealt...
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Guide to evaluating health information.

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MedlinePlus: Health Literacy


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Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthliteracy....
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Guide to health literacy.

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Understanding Clinical Trials


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Link: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/info/understand
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Guide to understanding clinical trials.

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Understanding Medical Words: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine, Contributed by: National Institutes of Health
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords.ht...
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Interactive tutorial to understand medical words.

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Beginning DOCLINE


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/docline.html#A2
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This 60 minute live online class covers the bare essentials of DOCLINE where the participants will have an increased understanding of the basic features of DOCLINE. The class is intended for beginning DOCLINE users. The instructor will give an overview of the layout of the DOCLINE window and will provide a brief description of some of the most commonly used features and their functions. Some of these features include: Your Institutional Record; Searching for other DOCLINE institutions; Adding to and updating items in your Serial Holdings: Viewing reports; and How to fill and make requests.

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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/apple/
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Want to improve your consumer health collection and services? Interested in improving your reference skills for providing health information for the public? Then this class is for you. Starting with a discussion about the information seeking behaviors of consumers, the class focuses on the provision of consumer health information services for the public. We will also cover health literacy, planning the service, the reference interview, consumer health online, collection development, collaboration, community partnerships, outreach and marketing. Students will also learn about how to stay up to date on consumer health librarianship.

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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library


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Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/caringforthemind...
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Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In \"Caring for the Mind\", participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health. This class will increase participants\' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.

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Combating Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans


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Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/veteranshealth/
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This course covers resources for finding information on general health conditions, mental health resources including those for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family issues, substance abuse, amputations, support groups and more. Additionally, this class will prepare participants to find and assess other veterans’ health resources.

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Finding Native Health Info Online


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/nativehealth/
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Whether you are a community health care worker, a librarian, or just want to be informed, this hands-on class will show you the best places to find Native health information on the Internet. You will learn how to search for and acquire journal articles to find the latest research being done on conditions affecting Native populations. You will also find out where to get reliable consumer level information on such topics as traditional healing, environmental health, urban Indian health, tribal and U.S. government health resources, and other general Native health topics.

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From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet


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Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/snakeoil/
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Course Description: Distance Learning Course This interactive course will introduce participants to issues surrounding the quality of health information resources on the internet. Participants will be provided with a set of recommended criteria to be used to evaluate health information websites. This is an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle. Class size is limited, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Geeks Bearing Gifts: unwrapping new technology trends


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/geekgifts/
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This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today's hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented in with a "can-do" focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution.

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Getting Started with Information Outreach in Minority Communities


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Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/minorities/
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This interactive class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills to assist you as you make outreach efforts to underserved and minority populations in your community.

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Going Green with the NLM: Environmental Health and Toxicology Information


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Link: http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/material/AHECOWTI.ppt
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Going green is a lot more than using biofuel and recycling. Become an information resource in your community to refer people to quality online information for environmental health. This class will provide an introduction to National Library of Medicine databases and other online resources for environmental health, toxicology, hazardous substances and toxic releases.

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Health Information for Kids and Teens and Seniors, Oh My!


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://infopeople.org/training/health-information-...
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Whether it's reading a funny story about germs and hand washing to preschoolers or helping a senior citizen learn about an upcoming surgery, providing health information is a common and very important task for librarians.

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Healthy Aging at Your Library; Connecting Older Adults to Health Information


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/healthyaging/
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This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

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Medline Plus


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Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/aboutmedlineplu...
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The National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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