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Slides from a presentation given at the Second Joint Spring Meeting of the Kansas Library Association College and University Section/ Nebraska Library Association College and University Section held April 21-22, 2016, in Manhattan, Kansas.


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It’s hard out there for a librarian supporting health and/or science programs. You’re expected to provide access to cutting-edge research, without breaking the bank on costly subject-specific databases. Luckily, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) can help. NLM, a division of the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest medical library whose mission is to advance the progress of medicine and improve health through access to health information. This session will focus on the free products and services offered through NLM such as online databases, training, and promotional/educational resources. This will include: MedlinePlus, PubMed, PHPartners, the Household Products Database, Genetics Home Reference, and the NLM Exhibition Program. This session will equip librarians to utilize and provide instruction on a variety of resources suitable for students and faculty teaching health professions and science curricula.