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Consumer Health Minute: MedlinePlus – Search Tips

Posted by on February 3rd, 2022 Posted in: Consumer Health, Training & Education
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Do you use MedlinePlus for health information? Whether new to this consumer health information resource or an expert user, you may be interested in some tips of how effectively to search it.

Here are two options:

MedlinePlus offers search tips regarding several sections of this resource along with suggestions for using the search box.

Here is the path to these search tips: MedlinePlus home webpage>About MedlinePlus>Using MedlinePlus>Search Tips

Or, view the screen shot below.

MedlinePlus Search Tips webpage

Another option is to register and take the on-demand course, MedlinePlus Tutorial for Librarians and Health Educators. This free class offered by NNLM takes about an hour to complete, provides 1 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit, and is eligible towards the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

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