Thursday, July 30, 2009

Information resources at the World Health Organization

Health Topics
An A-Z of hundreds of healthcare topics with each topic containing

  • Fact Sheets
  • Technical Information
  • Statistics - country, regional, global
  • Q & A

Country Profiles

  • Facts & figures
  • Healthcare systems
  • Mortality

Data and statistics

  • Diseases
  • Risk factors
  • Regional and global atlases
  • Statistical information systems


  • Database of WHO’s global libraries, reports & journals
  • International health regulation, reports, disease classification


Friday, July 10, 2009

Irish tutorial online: information skills for PhDs

The Highter Education Authority has funded an online information skills tutorial which is aimed at Irish PhD students. Taking cancer research as an example, the tutorial features segments on resources, search techniques, literature reviews and records management. The tutorial was developed jointly by UCC, TCD and NUIG.

View it here