Date

April 1996

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Chicago; Computer Communication Networks; Decision Making; Information Services; Libraries; Patient Education; Patient Participation

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago obtained a grant from the Illinois State Library to implement a statewide demonstration project that would provide consumer health information (CHI) using InfoTrac's Health Reference Center CD-ROM database. The goals of the project were to cooperate with targeted public libraries and clinics in providing CHI at the earliest point of need; to provide access to the database via a dial-up network server and a toll-free telephone number; and to work with targeted sites on database training, core CHI reference sources, and referral procedures. This paper provides background information about the project; describes the major systems and technical issues encountered; and discusses the outcomes, impact, and envisioned enhancements.

Rights and Permissions

This article was first published in Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 78(4): 210-16, 1996, http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=299417

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PubMed ID

8826631

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