Synopses & Reviews
Make Internet medical research simpler and more productive The rapid proliferation of Web sites makes finding medical information easy. Knowing when the information is accurate and reliable can be much more difficult. Health Care Resources on the Internet: A Guide for Librarians and Health Care Consumers discusses how to locate, evaluate, and use health care information available in online form. As expectations shift from finding information in books to locating it on the World Wide Web, Health Care Resources on the Internet provides you with the skills you need. Whether you?re a first-time Internet user unfamiliar with search engines or an old hand at Boolean logic, you will find helpful search tips and strategies. Moreover, this comprehensive book offers specific advice on assessing the reliability of the information you find.Health Care Resources on the Internet simplifies your hunt for information by recommending trustworthy Web sites. It covers topics including: consumer and professional megasites for health care informationusing Medlinesearching for information on specific diseasesfinding open clinical trialsconsumer health informationalternative medicineIllustrated with tables and figures, Health Care Resources on the Internet is an essential guidebook for health-conscious consumers, information professionals, and medical professionals.
Table of Contents
Use of the Internet at the reference desk / Nancy Calabretta -- Natural language and beyond : tips for search services / Eric P. Delozier -- Megasites for health care information / Cindy A. Gruwell, Scott Marsalis -- MEDLINE on the Internet / helen-ann brown, Valerie G. Rankow -- Searching the Internet for diseases / Alexa Mayo, Cynthia R. Phyillaier -- Consumer health information on the Internet / Janet M. Coggan -- Alternative medicine on the Net / Suzanne M. Shultz, Nancy I. Henry, Esther Y. Dell -- Government resources on the Net / Nancy J. Allee -- Health-related statistical information on the Net / Dawn M. Littleton, Kathryn Robbins -- Electronic journals on the Internet / Virginia A. Lingle -- Searching international medical resources on the World Wide Web / Jeri Ann Risin.