INTRODUCTION

ACCESSING THE INTERNET

SEARCHING THE INTERNET

A CLOSER LOOK AT GOOGLE

COMMUNICATING VIA THE INTERNET

EVALUATING WEBSITES

ONLINE RESOURCES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
THE INTERNET:
A GUIDE TO
WORKING SMARTER

INTRODUCTION

In the spring of 2000, Florida's AHEC Program Directors asked the Library and Learning Resources Subcommittee members - - Deborah Hynes, MLS, Subcommittee Chair, University of South Florida AHEC Program, Sharon Schmidt, MLS, Nova Southeastern AHEC Program, and Linda Butson, MLn, MPH, North Florida AHEC Program. - - to consolidate their training materials into a single publication for distribution to AHEC clients throughout the state. These computer and Internet search training materials had previously been individually provided for several years. Additionally, Linda recruited Nancy Schaefer, MLS, a University of Florida colleague, to help with the ONLINE RESOURCES section. The resulting manual has been created with the intent to increase Florida health professional's knowledge of health care resources on the Internet.

The purpose of this training and resource manual is to provide information on using computers and the Internet as resources to: answer clinical questions, support decision making, and assist in patient/consumer education. This manual's audience is clinical health care professionals working with Florida's rural and underserved populations.

For additional training opportunities, such as in the use of various software programs, contact the Computer Information Services professionals on staff with your organization or your local AHEC.

 

If you are going to use and cite this publication, please do so as follows:

Hynes, D., Schmidt, S., Butson, L., and Schaefer, N. The Internet: A Guide to Working Smarter. Tampa: Florida AHEC Network, 2002.

© Florida AHEC Network, 2003