The Health Sciences Library is excited to be a part of the 2012 Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference being held at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Several librarians will facilitate the “Communication via the Internet” breakout session discussing question like: where do you already get your information? or How familiar are you with your local public library, community college or academic library, and your closest health sciences library for accessing health information? Conference participants will walk over the Health Sciences Library and get a brief tour of the 1st floor as they make their way to the north corner to the library teaching labs where the active discussion will take place. The breakout discussion will build on the principles presented in Dana Abbey’s talk on Locating and Assessing Health and Wellness Information on the Internet. The session will take a look at a few resources and their features like PubMed’s Healthy People | PubMed’s … Clinical Queries, … Related Articles, … RSS/search linking, and … searching tutorial | and Google Scholar’s … Cited by, …Related Articles, and … linking active searches. CASP or the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme has great evaluation tools for different study designs, e.g., systematic reviews, randomized control trials and cohort studies.
For those who live outside of the state and need to identify a library where they may be able to access or pay for journal articles, contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at http://nnlm.gov or call, 1-800-338-7657
The library is always happy to work with campus meetings, groups, schools and departments to provide the information seeking assistance/training you might need. If you’d like the library to help with an upcoming event, contact Lisa.Traditi@ucdenver.edu, by email or 303-724-2141, by phone. She’ll be happy to work with you to increase the information seeking knowledge of the faculty, staff, students and affiliates of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.