Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide people interested in sports medicine with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.
If you don't want to learn how to use RSS, PeRSSonalized Medical Librarianship, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.
This video shows how it works:
You can also insert the term "medical librarianship" into the custom Pubmed feed box, and you will receive the latest peer-reviewed articles focusing on medical librarianship automatically.
We collected the best sites focusing on medical librarianship-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.
Description: "The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. It collects materials in all major areas of the health sciences and to a lesser degree in such areas as chemistry, physics, botany and zoology."
Quality: "The collections stand at 5 million items--books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images. Housed within the Library is one of the world's finest medical history collections of old (pre-1914) and rare medical texts, manuscripts, and incunabula."
Description: "MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public."
Quality: "The Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide."
Description: "The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health."
Quality: "The NN/LM, formerly the Regional Medical Library Program, has been serving the biomedical information needs of the nation for over forty years. Established in the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965, member libraries and information centers in the NN/LM provide health professionals and the general public with health information resources and services."
Description: "The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) supports academic health sciences libraries and directors in advancing the patient care, research, education and community service missions of academic health centers through visionary executive leadership and expertise in health information, scholarly communication, and knowledge management."
Quality: "AAHSL promotes the success of its members through relevant programming and services; benchmarking; advocacy; partnerships with like-minded organizations; and the development of a community of colleagues."
Description: "It is the mission of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada to lead health librarians and information specialists towards excellence through professional development, networking and advocacy."
Quality: "Established in 1976, CHLA/ABSC grew out of the efforts of the Canadian Group of the Medical Library Association and the Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services. Today, CHLA/ABSC is a professional organization of approximately 400 individuals in the health sciences library field in Canada."
Description: "The European Association for Health Information and Libraries is an active professional association uniting and motivating librarians and information officers working in medical and health science libraries in Europe."
Quality: "The European Association for Health Information and Libraries counts more than 1400 members from 25 European countries, and from USA, Canada, Australia."
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