Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Information Resources Workshops Offered

Beginning this Fall, the Alumni Medical Library will offer two new workshops in response to our patrons' increased interest in HIV/AIDS information resources and Mental Health Information Resources:

  • Introduction to HIV / AIDS Information Resources on the Web
  • Introduction to Mental Health Information Resources on the Web

    The Introduction to HIV/AIDS Information Resources on the Web workshop introduces participants to a variety of HIV/AIDS resources, both on the Web, and in-print. Quality-filtered Web sites, bibliographic databases, and other resources are described and demonstrated. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about & practice using the AIDSLINE, AIDSDRUGS, and AIDSTRIALS databases. An extensive HIV/AIDS Resources Web "jumpstation" has been created at http://www.medlib.bu.edu/library/aids.html.

    The Introduction to Mental Health Information Resources on the Web workshop introduces participants to a variety of Mental Health resources including quality-filtered Web sites, bibliographic databases, printed materials, and other resources such as professional organizations and associations. The PsycINFO database is demonstrated. Identifying quality Web sites, and effectively and efficiently evaluating Web-based information resources are also discussed. Hands-on practice time is included. An extensive Mental Health Resources Web "jumpstation" has been created at http://www.medlib.bu.edu/library/mental.html.


    The Alumni Medical Library also offers a range of MEDLINE searching classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced searchers, and classes on identifying and evaluating Web resources, using PowerPoint to create effective slide presentations, using the Boston Library Consortium resources, and more. Check out the class descriptions, materials, and schedules at http://www.medlib.bu.edu/library/courselist.html.

    All workshops are available by appointment to individuals and groups of faculty, staff, and students of the Boston University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Content, scope, and scheduling of sessions can be individualized to meet the needs of each group. Faculty are also invited to work with library staff in integrating information-seeking, management, and analysis skills into their courses.

    For more information about information-retrieval educational opportunities and Library training, contact Kathy Schilling, Head of Information Management Education, at 617-638-4271 or kschill@bu.edu.