Information Resources in the Health Sciences: Summer 2010


Mabel Trafford


University of Hawaii


Summer 2010


This course will cover the most important healthcare related information resources within a context of providing reference and information services. It will cover primary, secondary and tertiary sources in the following areas: medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, consumer health and informatics. We will look at evidence based medical and nursing information resources in terms of when and how to use them most effectively. We will learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). We will also learn how to compare and evaluate similar resources and how to select the best resources. We will learn how to do efficient and effective searches in the major healthcare information resources.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

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