Health Sciences

Plain Language Medical Dictionary

The Plain Language Medical Dictionary widget is a project of the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library as part of the Michigan Health Literacy Awareness project. To use, click on the drop down menu to browse the list of high-level medical terms. Once a word or phrase is selected, the plain language translation will appear in the box. (Get the code to add this gadget to your page)


This work was performed under a subcontract with the University of Illinois at Chicago and made possible by grant #N01-LM-6-3503 from National Library of Medicine (NLM) and its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Library of Medicine.

Original source of definitions: Plain Language Thesaurus for Health Communications, Draft 3, October 2007. National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, United States of America. #07-151(NE)/092607.

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Journals

What is Open Access?

Directory of Open Access Journals
Links to free, full text scientific and scholarly journals.

FreeMedicalJournals.com
Journal tables of contents with some full text.

PubMed
A searchable database including citations and abstracts from journals in MEDLINE as well as additional life science journals. Some records include links to full-text. Complete articles may be ordered through the Loansome Doc service (described above).

PubMedCentral
A digital archive of life sciences journal literature managed by the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine. Includes journals from the online publisher Biomed Central.

Open Medicine -
A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal

Alerting Services
Alerting services deliver new tables of contents and citations to your web browser or email based on search parameters you establish. The two free services below work in conjunction with PubMed searches.

PubCrawler

BioMail

AMEDEO

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Databases for Community

PubMed
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950's.

AEGIS (AIDS Education Global Information System)
Includes a searchable database, an HIV/AIDS Encyclopedia, an online Bulletin Board System, and current news items.

AgeLine
AgeLine, published by AARP, abstracts the literature of social gerontology as well as aging-related research from psychology, sociology, social work, economics, public policy, and the health sciences.

AGRICOLA
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) supports this agricultural and nutrition citation database.

Alcohol Studies Database
The database contains over 70,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a way to broadly search for scholarly literature. It searches a variety of resources, including PubMed, electronic journals, and Google Book Search. However, Google Scholar may not include the most current or the most complete records from a database, so it is generally a good idea to search specific databases individually.

ERIC
A database of over one million abstracts of journal articles and reports in education from the U.S. Department of Education.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications.

National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism Library
Access to 2000 terrorism-related titles, 1,100 reports and articles, fact sheets, and journals, and over 600 electronic resources.

Native Health Database
The Native Health Databases contain bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, and surveys pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.

POPLINE
POPLINE ®(POPulation information onLINE) is the world's largest database on reproductive health.

SafetyLit
Abstracts of reports in several disciplines relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm.

TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network)
TOXNET is a cluster of databases on toxicology and hazardous chemicals from the National Library of Medicine.

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Community Outreach

The Taubman Health Sciences Library serves the University of Michigan Medical School, Schools of Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry, College of Pharmacy and the University of Michigan Health System. Our "Healthy Communities" program is the external community engagement portion of our outreach services. We assist public health workers, public libraries, community-based organizations, and the general public.

The mission of outreach for the Taubman Health Sciences Library is to promote the health of our community by way of improving access to high quality health information, with an emphasis on underserved communities and the elimination of health disparities.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region NN/LM GMR
The NN/LM GMR is one of eight regional medical libraries in the U.S. that supports the goal of providing equal access to biomedical information for health care professionals and members of the general public through collaborations with medical and public libraries and community based organizations.

Taubman Health Sciences Library is one of sixteen resource libraries that is designated as an Outreach Library in the region for the 2011-2016 GMR contract. These libraries assist the GMR with teaching classes on National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, providing document delivery to unaffiliated health professionals, partnering with affiliate members of the network to conduct outreach projects, and exhibiting and/or presenting at community events or meetings of health professionals in their states to promote NLM resources and services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Presentations & Podcasts: Wetpaint - A Social Multimedia Wiki Tool

Wetpaint - A Social Multimedia Wiki Tool

 

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Date/Time: Aug 6, 2008;
Title:Wetpaint - A Social Multimedia Wiki Tool
Presenter: Patricia Anderson

 


 

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W-W-W-Wetpaint: The Social Wiki
PF Anderson, patriciafanderson@gmail.com
Emerging Technologies Librarian, UM Taubman Health Sciences Library
Wetpaint’s W-W-W- …
Who
What
Why
Where
When
How
Where
http://www.wetpaint.com/
http://www.wetpaint.com/
Why & When
Wetpaint for Education
Education tab from the homepage
Wetpaint for Education
http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/
Wikis in Education
http://www.wetpaint.com/page/education
Wikis in Education: Forum
http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/Education+Forum
Wetpaint Supports Education
http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/Ad-Free+Education+Wikis
Golden Paint Can Awards
http://goldenpaintcanawards.wetpaint.com/
Golden Paint Can Awards: Winners
http://goldenpaintcanawards.wetpaint.com/page/The+Award+Winners
What
Example Wikis: Anatowiki
http://anatowiki.wetpaint.com/
Example Wikis: Michigan Travel
http://michigantravel.wetpaint.com/
Example Wikis: 21st Century Learning
http://21stcenturylearning.wetpaint.com/
Example Wikis: Curriculum Resources for Teachers
http://history4teachers.wetpaint.com/?t=anon
Example Wikis: History Happening
http://sasasianhistory.wetpaint.com/?t=anon
Example Wikis: Welker’s Wikinomics
http://welkerswikinomics.wetpaint.com/
Example Wikis: Second Life @ the University of Michigan
http://slum.wetpaint.com/
Example Wikis: EBHC Search Strategies
http://ebhcstrategies.wetpaint.com/
Example Wikis: SLHealthy
http://slhealthy.wetpaint.com/
Who
Wetpaint: Social
Wetpaint: Social: Forums
How
Login
Browsers
Safari

 

Firefox
More Tools
Add Page
Rename Page
Move page
Insert Images
Slideshows
Insert Images from Web
Insert Images from Web
Insert Images from Web
Insert Images from Web
Result
Widgets
Find These Slides
Bootcamp: http://www.dent.umich.edu/informatics/bootcamp/
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/umhealthscienceslibraries/

 

 

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Presentations & Podcasts: Online Social Networks in Health and Healthcare

Online Social Networks in Health and Healthcare

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Date/Time:July 30, 2008
Title:Online Social Networks in Health and Healthcare
Presenter:Patricia Anderson

 


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Online Social Networks in Health & Healthcare
PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library, pfa@umich.edu
Why?

“Are social networks really worth it?”

“The web is better when it’s social”
Why?
Connection, communication, collaboration, consultation
Discuss & share information (articles, photos, videos, cases, data, methodologies)
Q&A, rapid response (sometimes), serendipitous discovery
Global, international connections & opportunities
Find employment & research opportunities
Emerging trends, topics, medications, treatments, insights in your field
Why?
Study partners for USMLE & board exams
Facilitate translational research - bench to bedside
Disease or behavior tracking in populations
Support groups, lifestyle change & behavior modification
Recruit research study & clinical trial candidates
Create online community for alumni, patrons, clients
Why? – Take Two
Efficiency possibilities
Build professional communities
Clinical
Research
Management
Build learning communities
Build sharing communities
Build community support through outreach
What makes an online social network?
Tech that supports
Sharing
Defining “your folks” (friends, groups)
Commenting, discussion, dialogue
Active community & individuals who use these features to support interaction and community building
Networking through social media
Who are your people?
Where is your conversation?

Youtube, Flickr, VoiceThread, ManyEyes.
Blogs & Blogger
Wikis: Wetpaint
Twitter, SocialThing, FriendFeed
Networking through social media
Flickr example
Networking for networking
Popular social networking sites
myspace
facebook
opensocial
livejournal
xanga
mycyberspace
bebo
orkut
friendster
Hi5
linkedin
Networking for networking
Make your own social network
Ning
free, popular - >90,000 networks
ELGG - open source software
More social networking platforms:
TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart: http://www.techcrunch.com/wp-content/wlsn_comparison_chart.html
Trends - Google Friends
Do it yourself social networking on your own web site or blog
Health networks - for doctors
Ozmosis
trust + intelligence + personalization
relationship building + knowledge sharing + real-time collaboration
Health networks - for doctors
Ozmosis - knowledge sharing
Health networks - for doctors
Sermo
Health networks - for doctors
SocialMD
Health networks - for healthcare
TownieCentral.com
Health networks - for dentists
DentalTown
HygeineTown
DentalLabTown
Health networks - for research
BioMedExperts
Health networks - for nurses
American Nurses Association - Nursing World
Health networks - for nurses
NurseLink
Health networks - for nurses
NaBloPoMo - Nurses United
Health networks - for students plus
Tiromed
Health networks - for students plus
DoctorsHangout
Health networks - for students
Student Dentist
Health networks - collaborating across bins
Within3
Health networks - for wellness
Gyminee
Health networks - for support groups
DailyStrength
Health networks - for support groups
Acor.org (Association of Cancer Online Resources)
Health networks - for families
MyFamilyHealth.com
Health networks - others
Healthcare consumers
Other practitioners
Clinical managers and marketers
Researchers
Informaticians
Considerations
Who is allowed in?
Security
Privacy
Openness / transparency
Authority
Underlying purpose or motives of founding persons or organization
Standards vary internationally for patient confidentiality guidelines
How active is the community
Effort required to make it useful and viable
Links — Social Media & Networks
Blogger: http://www.blogger.com
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com
FriendFeed: http://www.friendfeed.com
ManyEyes: http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/
SocialThing: http://socialthing.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com
VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com
Wetpaint: http://www.wetpaint.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com
Links - General Social NetWork Tools
Bebo: http://bebo.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
Friendster: http://www.friendster.com
hi5: http://hi5.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com
Livejournal: http://www.livejournal.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com
Orkut: http://www.orkut.com
Xanga: http://www.xanga.com
Links — Make Your Own
ELGG: http://elgg.org/
Google Friend Connect: http://www.google.com/friendconnect/
Google OpenSocial: http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial
Ning: http://www.ning.com/
TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart: http://www.techcrunch.com/wp-content/wlsn_comparison_chart.html
Links — Health & Medical
ANA NursingWorld: http://www.nursingworld.org
NurseLinkUP: http://nurselinkup.com
Ozmosis: http://www.ozmosis.com
Sermo: http://www.sermo.com
SocialMD: http://www.socialmd.com
TiroMED: http://www.tiromed.com
Within3: http://www.within3.com

Links – On Ning
Café Chronique: http://cafechronique.ning.com/
Chiro Connector: http://chiroconnector.ning.com/
ChiroShare: http://chirostop.ning.com/
Diabetes TalkFest: http://diabetestalkfest.ning.com/
Disability Resource Exchange: http://www.disabilityresourceexchange.com/
DoctorsHangout: http://doctorshangout.ning.com/
Epidermolysis Bullosa Friends: http://ebfriends.ning.com/
Fibromyalgia: http://fibromyalgia.ning.com/
Gastric Bypass: http://gastricbypass.ning.com/
Links - On Ning 2
Healthcare Marketing: http://healthcaremarketing.ning.com/
Healthcare with a Heart: http://healthcarewithaheart.ning.com/
Health Informatics Forum: http://healthinformaticsforum.ning.com/
Hospital Impact: http://hospitalimpact.ning.com/
Illness-Disability-Healthcare-Caregiver Ministry Network: http://illnessministry.ning.com/
iMed Exchange: http://imedexchange.ning.com/
Links - On Ning 3
Assessment for Taubman Health Sciences Library: http://libassess.ning.com/
Library 2.0: Medical and Health Science Libraries: http://library20.ning.com/group/medicalandhealthsciencelibraries
Medical Writing: http://medicalwriting.ning.com/
Meharry Medical College: Alumni: http://meharryalum.ning.com/
MLA 09: http://mla09.wetpaint.com/
My Irritable Bowel Syndrome: http://myirritablebowelsyndrome.com/
Links — On Ning 4
NaBloPoMo: Nurses United: http://nablopomo.ning.com/group/nursesunited
PlanetCancer: http://myplanetcancer.ning.com/
Research & Media: http://researchandmedia.ning.com/
Kosmix RightHealth: http://righthealth.ning.com/
Student Dentist: http://studentdentist.ning.com/
Tu Diabetes: http://tudiabetes.ning.com/
Want more?
http://davidrothman.net/2007/05/07/more-social-networks-for-clinicians/

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Presentations & Podcasts: Visual and Clustering Search Engines

Visual and Clustering Search Engines

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Date/Time: July 23, 2008
Title:Visual and Clustering Search Engines
Presenter:Patricia Anderson

 


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  1. Visual & Clustering Search Engines as tools for concept generation, mind mapping, outlining & more PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences, pfa@umich.edu © 2008 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. Visual & Clustering Search • Clustering search • Term and concept based • Useful for term and concept generation exercises • Useful to expand set of terms in MEDLINE and Web searches • Visual • Organizes results visually or graphically • Sometimes includes image search
  3. Why? • New topic: term and concept discovery • Concept or topic tracking: graphic representations to capture change over time • Visualization generation to create images describing concept or term • Can use in presentation slides
  4. Selected Search Engines
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Presentations & Podcasts: Twitter For Health

Twitter For Health

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Date/Time: July 15, 2008
Title:Twitter For Health
Presenter: Patricia Anderson

 


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  1. Twittering* for Work & Health * (and Plurking) PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan, pfa@umich.edu July 15, 2008
  2. Twitter * http://twitter.com/
  3. Twitter lifecycle * http://cogdoghouse.wikispaces.com/TwitterCycle
  4. Twitter is … * Twitter is a type of tool * Twitter = Microblogging (sort of) * Microblogging != Twitter * Microblogging = (Twitter OR Jaiku OR Pownce OR Plurk OR Tumblr)
  5. Twitter is … * for friends * for news * for current events * for crisis response * for silliness * for intelligent discussion * like fishing * like sex
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Presentations & Podcasts: Online Outlining & Mindmapping Tools

Online Outlining & Mindmapping Tools

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Date/Time: July 9, 2008
Title: Online Outlining & Mindmapping Tools
Presenter: Patricia Anderson

 


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  1. Online Outliners & Mindmapping Tools PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library, pfa@umich.edu © 2008 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. Outliners & Graphic Thought Organizers • Tools to introduce concepts of structured thinking • Tools to use for outlining and writing support • Most free, best fee
  3. Outliners: Persuasion Map • http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/ persuasion_map/
  4. Outliners: Persuasion Map • Advance organizer • Reminders of process and place in process
  5. Outliners: LooseStitch • http://loosestitch.com/
  6. Outliners: LooseStitch
  7. Slide
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