by Hope Leman
Guest Blogger Hope Leman: Hope Leman is a Research Information Technologist at the Samaritan Health Services Center for Health Research and Quality, co-founder of Next Generation Science, a staff writer at AltSearchEngines and the Web administrator of ScanGrants. You can find her on NextBio, FriendFeed and Twitter.
Review of Internet Cool Tools for Physicians by Melissa L. Rethlefsen, David L. Rothman and Daniel S. Mojon
Okay, this is going to one of those book reviews full of praise and every conceivable adjective connoting the concept of “must-read.” And don’t be put of by the cutesy use of “cool” in the title—this is a book of substance and not just for physicians, either. Anyone interested in the provision of health information on the Internet should buy a copy of this book and certainly all public libraries should have it on their shelves. Even experienced medical librarians should at least page through it. I can think offhand of quite a number of professionals and students who would benefit from reading it: nurse researchers, pharmacists, physical therapists, dentists, medical students, nursing students, anyone who does any sort of health sciences research. And given the rise of increasingly sophisticated laypeople as typified by the term e-patient there is a need for well-written, authoritative books such as this one that discuss how to find health information beyond Google, MedlinePlus and Wikipedia.