Available Until 11/30/2023

MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators - 2021-2023

For more information on this course, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu.

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 through hands-on exercises and knowledge checks. Designed to take about an hour to complete, the narrated tutorial explains how to locate information on health topics, drugs, and supplements in MedlinePlus.gov, highlighting additional tools and the authoritative sources from which MedlinePlus.gov draws its health information. MedlinePlus.gov is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier health information portal for consumers. 

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/medlineplus-tutorial-librarians-and-health-educators

Course Objectives:

After taking this tour, you should be able to:
Explain why MedlinePlus is an authoritative source of health information for consumers and patients 
Identify basic navigation features of MedlinePlus
Identify how to find specific health topic information or tools in MedlinePlus
Identify how to find specific drugs, herbs and supplements information in MedlinePlus
Identify the sources for drug and herbs and supplements safety information in MedlinePlus


Part 1 - Welcome – 5 minutes

Part 2 – Health topics – 15 minutes

Part 3 – Drugs and Supplements – 15 minutes

Part 4 – More Features – 15 minutes

Part 5 –Knowledge Check – 10 minutes

MLA CE Credits: 1