The Medical Section of the SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

2008 Teaching & Learning Resources

August 26, 2008

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is committed to helping the Nation improve our health care system. To fulfill its mission, AHRQ has prepared a list of resources by topic.

Cancer (NEW)
Children's Health
Chronic Care
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Consumer Information and Education
Data Development and Use
Dental Health
Diabetes Care
Disaster Preparedness
Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Therapeutics
Elderly Healthcare
End of Life Care
Evidence-based Medicine
Genetic Testing
Grants and Contracts/Funding
Healthcare Costs
Health Information Technology
Health Insurance/Access to Care
Health Literacy and Cultural Competency
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Health Technology Assessment
Hospital Care, Cost, and Use
Inner City
Long-term Care
Low Income
Managed Care
Market Forces
Medical Errors
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Medical Liability
Medical Treatment Effectiveness
Men's Health
Mental Health
Minority Health
Nursing Research
Organization and Delivery
Outcomes Research
Primary Care
AHRQ Publications Catalog, Spring/Summer 2008—Updated
Quality of Care
Research Agenda
Rural Health
Women's Health

August 11, 2008

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) makes available an Image Gallery. This is a searchable database of photos, illustrations, and videos. It is encouraged the use of these images for educational, news media, or research purposes, provided the source for each image is credited.
July 30, 2008
Reference Libraries provide background information on broad health policy topics listed below. From
Immigrants: Coverage & Access to Care
Summarizes data research on immigrants' insurance coverage and access to care.
Race, Ethnicity and Health Care
This comprehensive collection of resources covers the latest data sources and research on racial and ethnic disparities in health care, including information on access and quality, the health care workforce, and public opinion.
Women's Health Policy: The Basics
Find reports and presentations covering policy issues including coverage and access, welfare, older women and reproductive health.
Global HIV/AIDS: The Basics
Provides resources and links to the latest information on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. HIV/AIDS in the U.S.: The Basics
This reference library contains the latest information focusing on the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Medicare: The Basics
Contains key information on the Medicare program, Medicare + Choice, and prescription drug proposals.
Medicaid: The Basics
Provides a basic overview of the Medicaid program, including the program's impact, enrollment, services covered, expenditures, financing and key policy challenges.
The Uninsured
Provides documents that outline the issues involving the uninsured population including trends in the numbers and more.
Quality of Care Access reports, chartpacks, and fact sheets that illuminate the issues surrounding quality of health care in America.
Role of States in Health Policy Learn about the delicate balance between federal support and the role of states in health policy.
July 15, 2008
WHO timeline of H5N1 avian influenza, is the progression and major activity of H5N1 in both animals and humans since 1996 (updated July 1, 2008).

Brain nerve cells
Tony Stankus
June 1, 2008
Excellence in Evidence-Based Nursing Information Instruction by Tony Stankus, Life Sciences Librarian & Professor, University of Arkansas. Tony is the current DBIO Blogmaster and the 2005 winner of the SLA's Rose L. Vormelker Award for exceptional services in the area of mentoring students and/or working professionals.
Voice: 479-575-4031, Email:

May 28, 2008
Brain nerve cells
Martha Kirby
Teaching resources provided by Martha Kirby, Reference/Instruction Site Coordinator, Drexel University Health Sciences Libraries. Voice: 215-991-8749, Email:
Ovid Medline Advanced Search Tutorial
PubMed Tutorial
Medline/Pubmed Review Handout
May 14, 2008
Professional Resources for Librarians
This list is not intended to be comprehensive but rather representative of resources used and recommended for their collection development relevance by Collection Development Section members of the Medical Library Association.

April 9, 2008

Rev.February 2010