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MedlinePlus®: The National Library of Medicine® Brings Quality Information to Health Consumers

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Title: MedlinePlus®: The National Library of Medicine® Brings Quality Information to Health Consumers
Author(s): Miller, Naomi; Tyler, Rebecca J.; Backus, Joyce E. B.
Subject(s): Consumer health information Health information Public services (Libraries)
Abstract: The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM®) MedlinePlus® is a high-quality gateway to consumer health information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other authoritative organizations. For decades, NLM has been a leader in indexing, organizing, and distributing health information to health professionals. In creating MedlinePlus, NLM uses years of accumulated expertise and technical knowledge to produce an authoritative, reliable consumer health Web site. This article describes the development of MedlinePlus—its quality control processes, the integration of NLM and NIH information, NLM’s relationship to other institutions, the technical and staffing infrastructures, the use of feedback for quality improvement, and future plans.
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 53(2) Fall 2004: 375-388.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1735
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2004.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-24
 

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