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Links to fulltext training sites on the Internet and gateways to related resources. The topics covered by the sites range from general computer and Internet information to specific tutorials (PubMed and HINARI), searching strategies and tools to evaluate sites on the Internet.

All the sites noted below are listed on the ‘INASP Health Links’ subpage titled ‘Internet Skills for Health Information Workers.’ By using the url listed below, you can link directly to these and more training-related resources:
http://www.inasp.info/health/links/intskills.html



Basic Internet FAQ for the Medical Librarian: General Internet Information
This FAQ sheet (Frequently Asked Questions) is designed for the Medical Librarian with little or no experience of the Internet. It includes links to related sites. The site is maintained by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, U.S.
http://nnlm.gov/scr/techsheets/bodin1.html

Basic Internet FAQ for the Medical Librarian: Internet Information Access
This FAQ sheet (Frequently Asked Questions) continues with discussion of various resources available for sending and receiving data on the Internet. It includes information on e-mail, telnet, ftp, and links to related sites.
http://nnlm.gov/scr/techsheets/bodin2.html

Databasics or Leveling of the Database Learning Curve
This site is an overview of ‘common database functions’ for searching health related databases. It includes information on help/guide pages, truncation/wildcards symbols, controlled vocabulary, limits, combining searches, and history of session. These are concepts that can be applied to searching in numerous online databases. The site is maintained by the Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida, U.S.
http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/nancy/databasics.html

Electronic Information Resources for Health Researchers and Professionals (INFORM)
This site contains materials from a health information training workshop held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, July 2005. It includes educational material on literature searches, formulating searches, finding references to journal articles, accessing fulltext articles, and finding and evaluating WWW sites. These documents have been produced by INFORM, an international collaborative network based in the Faculty of Medicine at Uppsala University, Sweden.
http://www.inasp.info/training/health-inform/

Electronic Journals and Electronic Resources Library Management
This site contains educational material used for various INASP workshops. These modules are intended for health professionals and researchers. Particular emphasis is given to electronic information resources that are available through PERI (http://www.inasp.info/peri/index.shtml), a program to support capacity building in the research sector in developing and transitional countries. The materials are available in English, Russian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
http://www.inasp.info/training/ejournals/

Guide to Internet Discovery Tools for Health Professionals, Librarians, and Consumers
This site provides a list of high-quality starting points for Internet resources in the health sciences and librarianship. The site is maintained by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, U.S.
http://nnlm.gov/tools.html

HINARI Guide to Using PubMed
This site is a step-by-step guide (pdf) to using the PUBMED bibliographic database for identifying accessible journal articles via Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI). The tool is useful for those in developing and transitional countries that have registered for HINARI access. Go to HINARI for information on the program and how to register. The guide was developed by TEEAL/AGORA/HINARI Africa Office.
http://www.who.int/entity/hinari/training/HINARI%20Guide%20to%20Using%20PubMed.pdf

Internet Information Center
This site is intended for those who wish to learn how to use the Internet and, in particular, resources provided by National Library of Medicine, U.S. It includes links to tutorials, presentations, videos, resource samplers, and advice sheets.
http://nnlm.gov/netinfo/

Internet for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
This site is a free, interactive tutorial that lets users develop and practice Internet Information Skills. It is comprised of a series of modules that assist the user in identifying and locating health and medical information for nurses and midwives. The site is maintained by BIOME, UK.
http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/tutorial/nurse

Internet Medic
This site is a free, interactive tutorial that lets users develop and practice Internet Information Skills. It is comprised of a series of modules that assist the user in identifying and locating health and medical information for physicians. The site is maintained by BIOME, UK.
http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/tutorial/medic

Internet Training Activities and Materials
This site contains annotated links to numerous INASP workshops and training materials on electronic information access in developing countries. Several links are specific to health information while others deal with issues that are relevant to the developing country environment – ranging from bandwidth optimization to PC trouble shooting and web page design.
http://www.inasp.info/training/

NNLM Training Manual
This manual provides training materials for those who wish want to learn how to use the Internet and National Library of Medicine resources. It includes links to tutorials, presentations, videos, resource samplers, and advice sheets. The site is maintained by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, U.S.
http://nnlm.gov/train/

PubMed Tutorial
This site is a tutorial for users to learn how to utilize and navigate the many search features of PubMed. The tutorial is set up as a series of topical sections that can be completed individually or as a whole. It contains an alphabetical index and was designed by the Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida, U.S.
http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/pubmed/pubmed2/

Resources for International Librarians, Health Professionals and Researchers in Developing Countries
Developed by the National Library of Medicine (U.S.), this site provides links to useful resources for health information workers in developing countries. It includes links to sites on training and courses, document delivery, library development manuals and other NLM sites of interest.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/psd/ref/international.html

10 Things to Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web
This site indicates the essential questions to ask when evaluating a health related resource on the Internet. It is intended for use by the general public, but the criteria are applicable for all. The site is maintained by the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Health, U.S.
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/webresources/

Ways to Find Medical Information on the Internet
This site provides a brief overview and first steps for finding medical and health sciences information on the Internet.
http://www.pavilion.co.uk/mednet/find_med.html
 



 




 

 

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