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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Library - Database Tutorials

Tutorials for Database Searching:
The Library's Health Information Literacy instructional series includes a Web based self study program of brief tutorials, and class presentations or hands-on session conducted each semester for clinical research and advanced courses in the curriculum. They are designed to help students develop information access skills and to write research papers.

To access the self-service tutorials on the Library Web page, just Click on choices below:

**Tutorial users must have QuickTime to view the Videos. Click here to download QuickTime.

  1. PCOM Health Information Literacy Tutorials:

    AltHealthWatch Click for slides
    Cochrane Library Tutorial
    Ebrary Video 4 mins. Click for slides
    HIV AIDS MedlinePlus Click for slides
    HIV Aids Online Click for slides
    Library Overview - 7 min Click for slides
    Massage Therapy Click for slides
    MedlinePlus Click for slides
    My NCBI Click for slides
    ProQuest Training Tutorials  
    PubMed Topic Search  
    Pubmed - 5 min Click for slides
    PubMed - 8 min Click for slides
    Medline with Full Text Click for slides


  2. Library Online Catalog: PCOM Tutorial
    This tutorial provides instructions to search the catalog via the Internet or the Library.
    New students are required to view a brief 3 min. tour in the Library, and are given "How to Use the Library and the Online Catalog" guide at Orientation.


  3. National Library of Medicine Tutorials

    • MedlinePlus Tour:
      This 8 minute tour includes sequential screens of search features in MedlinePlus

    • PubMed:
      This tutorial was designed by the National Library of Medicine to meet the needs of the general public.

    • PUB MED Quick Tours
      Includes several specific tutorials and My NCBI

    • Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
      This tutorial teaches you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web. It is about 16 minutes long. The tutorial runs automatically, but you can also use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to go forward, backward, pause, or start over.

    • Understanding Medical Words: Tutorial
      A brief Health Literacy medical terminology tutorial to help patients and students understand commonly used terms and improve clinical communication. You learn how to put together parts of medical words. Also includes quizzes.


  4. FREE: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Online Continuing Education Series. This series was developed by the NIH, National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. http://nccam.nih.gov/videolectures/

  5. Disaster Information