The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding

The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding

Instead of starting a health care search with a blank computer screen or simply accessing ordinary information available most anywhere on the Web, you can begin with help from the prestigious Medical Library Association. Each entry will show you how an experienced health sciences librarian would approach a question. You can begin a truly valuable search knowing: special searching issues, what to ask, where to start, supplementary search strategies, topic profile, recommended search terms and important sites, hotline phone numbers, FAQs, publications on the internet, professional organizations, patient support organizations and discussion groups, and best "one-stop-shops." Finally there’s one ready-reference source written by librarians to help their colleagues that contains every important aspect of the question you or your patron want to answer. It’s time-saving, it’s authoritative, it sets a new standard for comprehensive medical information reference. <P> VOLUME 1: Search Strategies / Quick Reference Guide <BR>VOLUME 2: Diseases and Disorders / Mental Health and Mental Disorders <BR>VOLUME 3: Health and Wellness / Life Stages and Reproduction / Cumulative Index

Gives consumers and undergraduates authoritative links and strategies for going beyond a basic Google search for health information. Summing up: Recommended. –Choice, Starred Review

An outstanding resource….The Medical Library Association Encylopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web lives up to its title….it will help both librarians and consumers search with confidence….It is essential for libraries involved in teaching information literacy. –Booklist, Starred Review

This impressive reference comprises an entire course in how to find consumer health information specifically through the use of Internet-only web sites and search engines. Even the most knowledgeable librarians will find something they don’t know, or be reminded of a different way of searching the web. –Library Journal, Starred Review

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