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MedlinePlus Tutorials for Community Health Workers

Posted by on March 12th, 2024 Posted in: Blog, NLM, NNLM, Public Health


Region 5 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine has put together a series of recorded tutorials on MedlinePlus.  These short videos are geared towards Community Health Workers and their interests.  The videos will help you quickly learn about the various features of MedlinePlus and how to use this trustworthy website.  The series consists of 7 short YouTube videos  that are designed to help you navigate the site and find information that will be useful to the people that you work with.  (Videos range in length from 2 min and 43 seconds to 7 minutes and 13 seconds)

  • Learn About the Health Information Resource: MedlinePlus (6:44)
  • How to Evaluate if Health Information is Trustworthy (2:43)
  • Searching for Health Information on MedlinePlus (7:13)
  • How to Best Use the Search Box on MedlinePlus (4:14)
  • Using MedlinePlus to Find Information About Drugs, Supplements and Herbs (8:06)
  • Get Information About Medical Tests on MedlinePlus (5:51)
  • How to View MedlinePlus Information in Multiple Languages (4:52)

Visit Region 5’s blog post, Medline Plus Tutorials for Community Health Workers,  on the series to link to the videos.

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Kathy Downing is the Public Health Digital Library Coordinator for the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office.

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