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Science and health resources: freely available from the national library of medicine Lydia N Collins National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region Consumer Health Coordinator LYDIA@PITT.EDU
National library of medicine The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
NN/LM: A regional Medical Library near you • 8 Regional Offices • Support Network members to achieve NN/LM mission • 5-year contracts • Mission • Provide health professionals, K-12 educators and the general public with equal access to and training on health and science resources NN/LM MAR is your Regional Medical Library Join the NN/LM MAR network http://nnlm.gov/mar
NLM K-12 Science and health education resources • Careers • Health Information Tutorials • Lesson Plans • Projects • Spanish-Language Resources http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/k12.html • Biology • Environmental Health/Chemistry • Forensics and Medical Technology • General Health • Genetics • HIV/AIDS
MedlinePlus Suitable for ALL ages Available in English and Spanish MedlinePlus.gov includes information on: Diseases and Conditions Wellness Issues Drugs & Supplements Interactive Tutorials Anatomy & Surgery Videos Calculators & Quizzes Games and much more…
A page just for Kids!! MedlinePlus Children’s Page How the body works What happens when you go to the hospital Quizzes Games Cool Websites safe for kids http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childrenspage.html
Includes kids health in the classroom section with Preschool to grade 12 teachers guides KidsHealth from Nemours Covers a variety of topics How the Body Works Puberty & Growing Up Staying Healthy Recipes & Cooking Staying Safe Health Problems Illnesses & Injuries Health Problems of Grown Ups People, Places & Things that Help Feelings and more http://kidshealth.org/kid/
KidsHealth in the Classroom (Homework) http://classroom.kidshealth.org/
Locate resources that focus on: MedlinePlus Teens’ Page Health Information for Teens!! Health and Safety for Teens Teen Sexual Health Teen Violence Teenage Pregnancy Smoking Cessation Injury Prevention Prom Health and Safety Teen Dating Violence and much more… http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenspage.html
MedlinePlus: Videos & Cool Tools http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/videosandcooltools.html
Tutorials/Additional Resources (MedlinePlus) Teach students how to… Surf the Web Safely Consider the source Focus on quality Critical thinking (‘Cyberskeptic’) Look for the evidence Check for currency Beware of Bias Protect your privacy Consult with your health professional http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html Evaluate Internet Health Information (Tutorial) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/webeval/webeval.html Evaluating Health Information (MedlinePlus Page) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/evaluatinghealthinformation.html
MedlinePlus: Topics of Interest • Bullying • Child Safety • Asthma • Obesity • Drugs and Young People • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder • Autism • Disaster Preparation and Recovery • Winter Weather Emergencies • Mental Health • Stress • Food Safety • Teen Violence • Food Labeling • Social/Family Issues • Environmental Health • Weight Control • Safety Issues • Homeless Health Concerns • Domestic Violence • Health Occupations • Health Topics (Body Locations/Systems) • Conjunctivitis • Learning Disabilities • Teen Development • Lice • Pet Health
pubmed • PubMed.govcomprises more than 21million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institute of Health (NIH). • PubMed provides links to PubMed Central (PMC) a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. NIH/NLM. • PubMed Tutorials are useful for those learning to use the resource. • PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed • PubMed Tutorials: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmed.html • PubMed Central: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
Pubmed central (PMC) PMC, launched in February 2000, is designed to provide permanent and free access to biomedical and life sciences journal literature at NIH/NLM. PMC is the digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
Pubmed health PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care. Includes Behind the Headlines section (from England's National Health Service). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/
Clinical Effectiveness http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/aboutcer/
Environmental health student portal The Environmental Health Student Portal provides a safe and useful resource for students and teachers to learn how the environment can impact our health. Suitable for grades 6-8 http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/
ToxMystery Suitable for ages 7-11 http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov/ Toxiethe Cat helps children find the hazards hidden in each room and offers hints when needed. Available in English and Spanish “For Teachers” section includes 3 lesson plans with student worksheets/activities” Parent Resources
Tox town Suitable for grades 6-12+ http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/ Tox Town provides information on: Everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals Non-technical descriptions of chemicals How the environment can impact human health Available in English and Spanish Includes an afterschool Science Club Curriculum
Household products database (HPD) Suitable for grades 6-12+ http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/ HPD was designed to answer questions such as: What’s under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Do these household products pose a potential health risk to you and your family? What are the chemical ingredients and their percentages in specific brands? Which products contain specific chemical ingredients?
Genetics home reference Topics Covered http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ • Condition Summaries • Gene Summaries • Gene Family Summaries • Chromosome Summaries • Handbook • Glossary • Resources
Help me understand genetics handbook • Cells & DNA • How Genes Work • Mutations and Health • Inheriting Genetic Conditions • Genetic Consultation • Genetic Testing • Gene Therapy • The Human Genome Project • Genomic Research http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook
GeneEd Suitable for grades 9-12 http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov/ GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students to learn about genetics Topics to explore include: • Cell Biology • Biostatistics • DNA, Genes, Chromosomes • Epigentics/Inheritance and the Environment • DNA Forensics • Biotechnology • Evolution • Genetic Conditions
Harry potter’s worldrenaissance science, magic, and medicine Harry Potter’s World presents the following instructional resources for the educators in middle-and high-schools, and in higher education institutions. Explore genetics through the characters and creatures featured in Harry Potter! Includes instructional guides and materials Suitable for grades 6-12 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/educationResources.html
Against the odds Suitable for grades 6-12+ Activities & Resources includes lesson plans and online activities. ‘Get Involved’ section where students can view different perspectives and share thoughts on global health issues. http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/againsttheodds/index.cfm Against the Oddshighlights stories of communities who, in collaboration with scientists, advocates, governments, and international organizations, are taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve quality of life around the world.
“And there’s the humor of it”:Shakespeare and the Four Humors William Shakespeare (1564–1616) created characters that are among the richest and most humanly recognizable in all of literature. Yet Shakespeare understood human personality in the terms available to his age—that of the now-discarded theory of the four bodily humors—blood, bile, melancholy, and phlegm. Lesson plans are included. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/shakespeare/introduction.html
Changing the face of medicine Changing the face of Medicine honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine from the 19th century. Suitable for K-12. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/
Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington & Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/georgewashington/index.html This exhibit focuses on the work of George Washington and his attentiveness to the health and safety of his family, staff, slaves and troops as President and Revolutionary War general. This exhibit provides lesson plans, online activities and other resources while providing an interdisciplinary approach to history and medicine.
Frankenstein exhibition Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature includes lesson plans for educators in middle-and high-schools. Each lesson plan provides suggested instructional guides and materials that an educator may adapt in whole or in parts as he or she deems most appropriate for the students’ interest, level, and academic goals. Lesson plans contain background information, relevant academic topics, national standards, learning outcomes, step-by-step procedures, and all instructional materials that include several historical primary sources. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/frankenstein/
Life and limb: the toll of theAmerican civil war Explore the experiences of veterans of the American Civil War with the online exhibit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/lifeandlimb/index.html Students can learn about: Wounds of War Deadly Diseases Civil War Surgery Artificial Limbs and more
The literature of prescription Suitable for High School and Higher Education http://www.nlm.nih.gov/literatureofprescription/index.html In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women werechallenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded themfrom political and intellectual life, medical and scientific expertsdrew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality betweenthe sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.
NLM exhibition program “The Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine. Explore. Discover. Enjoy”. Topics include Medicine & the Arts Science & Society Patients & Practitioners The Technology of Medicine Suitable for grades K-12+ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/exhibitions.html
NN/LM MAR Outreach to k-12 professionals NN/LM MAR promotes the use and access to reliable health information by K-12 professionals in NY, NJ, PA and DE This is done through training on the numerous resources developed by NLM. These resources are designed to engage students’ interest in and foster their analysis of a variety of health and science related topics using: • instructional templates • lesson plans • resource lists • and more Learn more about NN/LM MAR Outreach to K-12 Professionals! Request training for educators in NY, NJ, PA & DE. Access resources for use in your K-12 setting. --------------------------------------- NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region is your Regional Medical Library: http://nnlm.gov/mar
Nn/lm mar K-12 Professionalsresource guide http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_educators
Become a network member Librarians are encouraged to speak with their leadership and have their libary sign up as affiliate members to NN/LM MAR. It’s simple, it’s free and there are numerous benefits and services available! http://nnlm.gov/mar/services/#join
Thank youhttp://nnlm.gov/mar/ Lydia N Collins National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region Consumer Health Coordinator LYDIA@PITT.EDU This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-Cwith the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.