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Library Trends 53 (3) Winter 2005: Consumer Health Issues, Trends, and Research, Part 2: Applicable Research in the 21st Century

 

Library Trends 53 (3) Winter 2005: Consumer Health Issues, Trends, and Research, Part 2: Applicable Research in the 21st Century. Edited by Tammy L. Mays.

The Internet has propelled the consumer health movement to the forefront of libraries. Academic health sciences, clinical, hospital, consumer health, and public librarians across the country are seeing a continuous growth in the number of requests for health information from their patrons. Internet savvy consumers are completing their own online health information searches. Patrons are seeking free, quality, electronic health information written in lay terminology, though both Internet and non-Internet users are seeking librarians for what they can not find. An exploration of consumer health issues, trends, and research is covered in these issues of Library Trends. In part 1—Strategic Strides toward a Better Future—contributors examine the many facets that comprise consumer health information services; part 2—Applicable Research in the 21st Century— promotes creative partnerships and models between agencies and library institutions and delivers strategies for achieving health literacy in a variety of communities.


Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at] jhupress.jhu.edu, or visit www.press.jhu.edu/journals.


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