Tutorials for Database Searching:
The Library's Health Information Literacy instructional series includes a Web based self study program of brief tutorials, and class presentations or hands-on session conducted each semester for clinical research and advanced courses in the curriculum. They are designed to help students develop information access skills and to write research papers.
To access the self-service tutorials on the Library webpage, click on choices below:
**Tutorial users must have QuickTime to view the Videos. Click here to download QuickTime.
- PCOM Health Information Literacy Tutorials:
- Library Online Catalog: Introduction and Essentials
Library Online Catalog: Advanced Search
These tutorials provide instructions on how to search the catalog via the Internet or the Library.
New students are required to view a brief 3 min. tour in the Library, and are given "How to Use the Library and the Online Catalog" guides at Orientation.
- National Library of Medicine Tutorials
- MedlinePlus Tour
This 8 minute tour includes sequential screens of search features in MedlinePlus
This tutorial was designed by the National Library of Medicine to meet the needs of the general public.
- PUB MED Quick Tours
Includes several specific tutorials and My NCBI
- Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
This tutorial teaches you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web. It is about 16 minutes long. The tutorial runs automatically, but you can also use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to go forward, backward, pause, or start over.
- Understanding Medical Words: Tutorial
A brief Health Literacy medical terminology tutorial to help patients and students understand commonly used terms and improve clinical communication. You learn how to put together parts of medical words. Also includes quizzes.
- MedlinePlus Tour
FREE: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Online Continuing Education Series. This series was developed by the NIH, National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. http://nccam.nih.gov/videolectures/