Video Tutorials for Consumer Health Reference Workshops

In partnership with several Health Science Librarians at Stony Brook University and the RASD Health Concerns Committee, the following tutorials were created on consumer health resources for public librarians in Suffolk County and public library school students in conjunction with hands on workshops offered in early 2018. Funding for the workshops and tutorials was awarded by the Health Information Awareness Award by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Genetics Home Reference
This tutorial provides a brief overview of the free online database Genetics Home Reference, which provides consumer-friendly information about genetics and related health conditions. Genetics Resources.


NLM Resources for Environmental Health and Toxicology
This video provides a brief introduction to the use of TOXNET and Tox Town as reliable tools for answering questions on environmental health from the public. TOXNET Environmental Health


This video provides an overview of MedlinePlus, and how navigate the site. MedlinePlus can be used to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. MedlinePlus Resources


Developed resources are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.