Answering health and medical reference questions
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"Answering health & medical reference questions" is a five (5) hour workshop rooted in the traditions of providing service for specialized clienteles, especially consumers and public library user groups. To achieve the goals of the workshop, the instructor will focus on examining information sources, strategies for answering reference questions and also interview techniques and etiquette. Tools such as the eCPS, Cochrane Library, OvidSP and Ebsco will be shown. Top consumer sites such as MedlinePlus will be shown as well as print and online dictionaries.
Workshop delivery methods
This 5-hour course focuses on using high-quality sources of health information to answer reference questions. Participants are introduced to key print and electronic sources in health and various techniques used to evaluate sources ‘on the fly’.
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