Available Until 3/1/2023

MedlinePlus for Librarians*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Elizabeth Roth at rothel@musc.edu . 

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource created and managed by the National Library of Medicine. During this course, participants will learn how to navigate four, key MedlinePlus sections: health topics, genetics, medical tests, and drugs and supplements. Participants will have the opportunity to navigate the website on a mobile phone during specific activities.

Resource URL: https://medlineplus.gov/about/using/training/

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Agenda 

  • 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

MLA CE Credits: 1.0