Medical Guidelines

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  • Interpret medical information
  • Give medical advice or provide medical opinion
  • Recommend a method or procedure of treatment
  • Recommend a drug or alternate drug
  • Provide a diagnosis
  • Recommend a particular practitioner
  • Recommend an Insurance type or provider

The Library staff will describe our role, our limitations, and the limitations of medical information.


Sources Recommended:

  • INSPIRE Medline-Plus database
  • PubMed
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
  • WebMD
  • Mayo Clinic
  • National Networks of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
  • Consumer & Patient Information Services (CAPHIS)
  • Medical Library Association-members