Health Care Resources on the Internet: A Guide for Librarians and Health Care Consumers

1st Edition

M. Wood

CRC Press
Published November 9, 1999
Reference - 205 Pages
ISBN 9780789009111 - CAT# HW13341

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Summary

Make Internet medical research simpler and more productive!

The rapid proliferation of Web sites makes finding medical information easy. Knowing when the information is accurate and reliable can be much more difficult. Health Care Resources on the Internet: A Guide for Librarians and Health Care Consumers discusses how to locate, evaluate, and use health care information available in online form.

As expectations shift from finding information in books to locating it on the World Wide Web, Health Care Resources on the Internet provides you with the skills you need. Whether you?re a first-time Internet user unfamiliar with search engines or an old hand at Boolean logic, you will find helpful search tips and strategies. Moreover, this comprehensive book offers specific advice on assessing the reliability of the information you find.

Health Care Resources on the Internet simplifies your hunt for information by recommending trustworthy Web sites. It covers topics including:

  • consumer and professional megasites for health care information
  • using Medline
  • searching for information on specific diseases
  • finding open clinical trials
  • consumer health information
  • alternative medicine

    Illustrated with tables and figures, Health Care Resources on the Internet is an essential guidebook for health-conscious consumers, information professionals, and medical professionals.

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