Health Information for Public Health Professionals Colorado Public Health Department Annual Meeting 10:15 – 11:30 September 27, 2004 Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org Denison Memorial Library
Discussion Topics • Finding Full Text • WISER • Public Health Partners Website • Go Local – in conjunction with MedlinePlus • Bioterrorism Resources
Public health librarians ensure you have access to full text health information • A public health library, with at least 25 journal subscriptions, can become a DOCLINE library. www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/docline.html • DOCLINE Libraries network with medical libraries throughout the nation to access full text journal articles. • Some medical libraries share freely with each other. 1191 libraries are currently members of freeshare. www.nnlm.gov/libinfo/docline/freeshare.html
Pool resources to make accessing full text health information a reality. Cease departmental buying of journals Eliminate duplicate subscriptions Colorado has 55 public health entities. All entities contribute to Library. Resources available for 25 journal subscriptions Library and DOCLINE membership established Librarian provides email delivery of full text articles to public health workers across the state.
Which 25 journals should I order? The Public Health Section of the Medical Library Association lists core journals for public health collections (info.med.yale.edu/eph/phlibrary/phjournals/) The Journal Citation Reports (subscription database) notes which public health journals have the highest impact factor. Check with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine about becoming a DOCLINE Library 1-800-338-7657 http://nnlm.gov
WISER – Wireless Information System for Emergency Responderswiser.nlm.nih.gov Mobile support, providing First Responders with critical information in the palm of their hand. Comprehensive decision support: • identification of unknown substances • guidance on actions necessary to save lives
Intuitive, simple, and logical user interface developed in conjunction with first responders • Access to 390 substances from NLM's Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) which contains detailed information on over 4,700 critical hazardous substances • Rapid access to the most important information about a hazardous substance
http: wiser.nlm.nih.gov/tutorial.html http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov
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