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6 - Practice using MedlinePlus

Part 1:   Use Diabetes as a topic to demonstrate the various features of MedinePlus

Part 2:  Working in groups or individually, choose an illness you encounter and

  • look up information in the health topics section
  • what is given in the encyclopedia on this topic
  • are medications used?  If not, choose a medication of interest and look up information about it
  • what languages have information on your topic?

7 - Other Resources

2 - Using the Web

3 - Spotting Fake News

8 - Independent Exercises

  1. If you have time, look at the different resources found on the SLED website. 
  2. Find two websites on a health topic.  Fill out the website evaluation sheet for each website. Each site MUST have a rating of 25 points or more.
  3. Find information using MedlinePlus on your topic. Bookmark the sites that interest you the most. Complete the website evaluation sheet for MedlinePlus. What would make this site better for you and/or your patients?
  4. Register with the Alaska Medical Library. Your registration will be accepted on our next working day.
  5. Check out the resources found on the Alaska Medical Library website.
  6. Look for information in Natural Standard on one of these topics (or a topic of your choice): St. John's Wort or Ginko. Compare this information with what you find doing

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