To support community health nurses across the State of Nevada by providing instruction and promotion of freely available health information, with a focus on National Library of Medicine NLM resources. This award would allow us to re-visit the nursing clinics across the state. Funding will be used for visits to gather input from the nurses and to strengthen our online portal that was developed during the first year of funding from NNLM PSR. REMARKS: Goals include: 1. Make site visits to each clinic to provide an instructional program on finding quality health information through searching and evaluating information sources. We will provide the nurses with a menu of options for CE sessions in advance of our visits in order to allow customization of the in-person instructional offering. 2. Promote use of online modules developed to cover a variety of health information needs. The focus of the modules is on NLM resources such as PubMed, PubMed Central, MedlinePlus, TOXNET,, Clinical Practice Guidelines, AIDS Information, and Drug Information. The online modules come with CE credit and will be accessible for up to two years. 3. Instruction will include searching, obtaining, evaluating, and managing information. Other topics to be covered include: using Loansome Doc to acquire needed articles; using and evaluating mobile resources; and keeping current with the state of the profession. 4. During site visits, individual and small group interviews will be conducted to determine each clinic's use of information and need for information. 5. Further input from nurses to refine the online portal created during Year 1 of the funding period will be gathered see

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead


Start Date
May 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Health care Provider
Public Health Professional