A health information professional locates, evaluates, synthesizes, and delivers authoritative information in response to biomedical and health inquiries.





Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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How PubMed Works On-Demand: MeSH*

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Selection

Have you ever wondered how journals are chosen to become MEDLINE journals? Take this class to explore the selection criteria and process for MEDLINE and PMC.
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices (2022-2023)

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit-hour, on-demand, online class.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Is Google Scholar Smart Enough for Your Reviews (Recording)

If you have not used Google Scholar for your reviews, this webinar may change your mind.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition (Recording)

Develop the communication skills essential to your career development and for working effectively with systematic review teams.
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Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You? (Recording)

MLA is pleased to offer three webinars on systematic reviews by Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell, co-editors of Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA CNE
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators - 2021-2023

Why should MedlinePlus.gov be the first choice for public librarians when answering health information questions? Discover the history, selection criteria and sources of MedlinePlus in this interactive tutorial.
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Meeting Information Needs: Assessing Information Needs

This is the first of three essential courses for new librarians in the core skill of finding and delivering answers to biomedical and health-related questions.
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Meeting Information Needs: Fulfilling Information Needs

This is the third of three essential courses for new librarians in the core skill of finding and delivering answers to biomedical and health-related questions.
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MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching - On Demand

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
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Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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Genetics 101*

With increasing popularity of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and the importance of genetics in all kind of research endeavors, understanding the language of genetics and its implications on human life is becoming more and more important.
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect*

This one-hour, on-demand training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and point you to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution.
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Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services*

For the most comprehensive consumer health services training, attend the 4-week online class or the shorter 4-hour in-person version. You’ll learn core competencies for excellent health info services to consumers and gain skills to improve the health of the entire community you serve.
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Health Bytes with Region 3: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar Series*

This monthly webinar from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users.
Leadership & Management DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines*

Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.
Information Services Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Health Literacy On Demand*

This one-hour narrated online tutorial introduces the concepts of personal and organizational health literacy, and looks at communication practices and resources you can use to improve health literacy.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Health Misinformation Webinar Series*

This webinar series addresses the widespread problem of health misinformation, including false or misleading information about cancer and COVID-19. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people.
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Health Statistics on the Web*

This face-to-face course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed.
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Healthy People Webinar. A 2 Part Mini-Series*

Healthy People Webinar 2-part Mini-Series for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). Hosted by NNLM in collaboration with the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the National Center for Health Statistics.
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping*

Learn how a keyword search does more than meets the eye.
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