Information Literacy (IL) is a familiar concept in many disciplines around campus, but it is just beginning to take root in academic medicine. Lane is leading an initiative to apply IL principles to biomedicine and incorporate this crucial skill set into the School of Medicine curriculum.
Students of Information literacy, these materials support your Information Literacy curriculum.
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Identify, articulate, and communicate knowledge gaps
- Identify knowledge gaps in the course of practicing medicine.
- Articulate answerable clinical questions.
- Communicate patient questions to colleagues, including fellow clinicians and allied health and information professionals.
Navigate one’s information landscape in real-time
- Access a variety of resources (people, articles, patient information, personal expertise, etc.) to gather relevant information.
- Locate information about patient-specific conditions and scenarios, using a variety of multidisciplinary resources.
- Efficiently and ethically procure information outside of one’s current knowledge/experience.
Evaluate information and resources
- Understand sources of bias in clinical research.
- Determine the suitability of a study’s design to the type of question asked.
- Independently assess the reliability of the outcome measures.
- Determine the importance of the outcomes by translating them into meaningful summary statistics.
Apply information to improve the health of individuals and populations
- When making clinical decisions, balance patient factors, best evidence, and personal experience/knowledge.
- Express the relative risks and benefits of treatments and outcomes to patients and colleagues.
- Provide patients with appropriate information.
- Improve patient care by reporting the successful application of information.
- Understanding the mechanisms and drivers of antimicrobial resistance. Lancet
- Exploring the evidence base for national and regional policy interventions to combat resistance. Lancet
- International cooperation to improve access to and sustain effectiveness of antimicrobials. Lancet
- Maximising access to achieve appropriate human antimicrobial use in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet
- Access to effective antimicrobials: a worldwide challenge. Lancet
- Vascular dementia. Lancet
- Lewy body dementias. Lancet
- Frontotemporal dementia. Lancet
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Includes the MEDLINE database, which contains coverage of over 5000 journals and more than 16 million citations for biomedical articles, including, but not limited to, clinical trials, systematic reviews, case reports, and clinical practice guidelines.Lane RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication)Provides one-click access to important clinical resources; includes evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidelines, Books, EBM articles, Ovid MEDLINE, Drug facts and comparisons, Drug interaction facts, guidelines from National Guideline Clearinghouse, patient handouts (English and Spanish), and local content.A medical search engine provides access to 9,000 medical and procedural videos, 1,000 books and over 500 journals from Elsevier Publishing.
Limited to 1 simultaneous user; be sure to logoff when done. Radiological images: search by findings, anatomy, imaging technique, patient age, sex.David Lee Bassett MD (1913-1966), a professor in the Department of Anatomy at Stanford University School of Medicine, pioneered innovations in dissection to create this comprehensive set of three-dimensional human anatomy photographs. An interactive atlas of human anatomy; over 40 modules covering the full body.68,600 images and videos, 400+ step-by-step illustrated procedures, simultaneous search across Thieme's journals, e-books, and PubMed.
Limited to 19 simultaneous users. Designed to teach or review human anatomy; turn labels on/off, some quizzing.6th edition of An Atlas of illustrations and radiologic images provides views and perspectives that elucidate complex anatomic relationships.
Incorporates muscle tables as quick look-up appendices. Database of must-know cases covering every radiology subspecialty; clearly annotated images to identify key findings at-a-glance.Select “Images” tab; search over 2 million images covering these subject areas: Biochemistry, Dentistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nursing & Health Professions, Veterinary Science & MedicineA presentation tool with thousands of stunning illustrations and clinical images from Gilroy et al.'s Atlas of Anatomy, 2nd Edition, and other Thieme titles.Archive of medical images of cancer for free public download. Images are organized as “Collections”, e.g., disease (lung cancer, etc.), image modality (MRI, CT, etc.) or research focus. DICOM file format.