Topics Guides

16 current guides
Title Summary
An Introduction to Health Literacy

Health literacy involves the information and services that people need to make well-informed health decisions. Learn more about the aspects of health literacy, why it's important, how it can be addressed, and how NNLM supports health literacy.

Clinical Conversations Training Program

Clinical Conversations allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate, as a way to offer continuing education that does not take time out of already busy schedules. The primary goal of Clinical Conversations is to increase knowledge and awareness of health literacy and associated skills and tools. The program includes 7 subjects, each containing 3-12 modules with PowerPoint slides, printable handouts, e-mail follow ups, facilitator guides, and evaluation materials.

Data Competencies

This section of the Data Driven Discovery Initiative provides resources to explore recommended competencies, knowledge, skills, and dispositions for data librarians. Professional organizations and networks, as well as resources and strategies to stay current are provided.

Data Services

A selection of articles and teaching resources for librarians who are interested in offering data services at their institution. There are many other resources widely available online, and even those not pertaining to medical librarianship are adaptable to many data service contexts.

Data Thesaurus

The NNLM Data Thesaurus includes definitions, relevant literature, and web resources related to data terminology.

Emergency and Disaster Resources

This guide serves as an online collection of resources and tools that are relevant to disaster and emergency management. If you would like to learn more about emergency preparedness resources, or explore training opportunities that are available through NNLM, find and contact your region for more information!

HIV/AIDS Online Resources

The following list of government resources is curated to highlight trusted resources that focus on different areas of HIV prevention and treatment, clinical trials, surveys and statistics, and HIV and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) navigation and other heath-related information.

K-12 Resources

Good health is important at any age! NLM and NNLM offer plenty of resources for caregivers and educators to use to support physical, mental, and socio-emotional growth.

NIH All of Us Research Program Partnership

This site is designed to provide publicly available information about the partnership between NNLM and All of Us to assist in preparing the grant application for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us Program Center(link is external) (U24) cooperative agreement that posted on July 12, 2021.

NNLM Reading Club

Featured health topics and book titles selected for the NNLM Reading Club.

Public Health Digital Library

The Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) provides state and local public health departments access to library resources, including e-journals, e-books, and databases. Resources support evidence-based practice and research in public health.

Public Health Resources
RD3 Scope Statement and Selection Criteria

The Resources for Data Driven Discovery (RD3) Portal fosters learning and collaboration in data science and data management. The portal will primarily serve librarians and library administrators working in institutions that are generating, sharing, storing, and/or using data for basic scientific, clinical, or translational research and teaching in the health, biological, and physical sciences. As such, the portal will bring together resources on education, outreach and collaboration, best-practices, and current events for data-driven research. The portal will provide librarians with the tools, knowledge, and skills to effectively participate in networked science and teach data topics to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) stakeholders.

Scholarly Communications Resources

Central to academic work, scholarly communications resources can support teaching, learning, research, and scholarly endeavors. Each tab in this guide contains a list of resources, the focus of the resource, and audiences that might benefit from the information.

Substance Use Disorders

The Network of National Library of Medicine's Substance Use Disorder Initiative's aim is to raise the awareness of National Library of Medicine's Substance Use Disorders resources and the resources of partner organizations through partnerships with SUD related organizations.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. The objective of #CiteNLM is to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia by adding citations and information from National Library of Medicine (NLM) sources.