MembershipContent relating to NNLM Membership, or specifically for NNLM Members; this may include information about member services, benefits of network membership, and tools and resources for Members.
FundingContent related to, or about funding; this may include general information about NNLM funding, and information about other sources of funding beyond NLM & NNLM.
Content related to writing funding proposals; this may include resources for inexperienced grant-writers, and general best practices for submitting proposals to NNLM.
Tools and resources relating specifically to NNLM funding and subawards, such as FAQs, tutorials for NNLM web-based applications and data reporting, reporting templates, and regional funding guides.
TrainingContent related to, or supported by NNLM training opportunities.
Information or resources relating to a specific NNLM or NLM course, focused on serving the needs of course participants.
Content relating to CE specializations supported by NNLM training; this may include general information about CHIS, DIS and CHES, and how NNLM supports our users in obtaining specializations.
TopicsContent related to specific subjects or topics.
Content related to, supported by, or specifically about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network or All of Us Research Program; this may include information about All of Us as an NNLM Initiative, and programs supported through All of Us funding.
Content related to citizen science and crowdsourcing; this may include resources about citizen science programming, and information about how NNLM supports citizen science as an NLM/NIH priority area.
Content related to consumer health; this may include resources for general consumers and programs that can be adapted for broad use around health topics, and content related to evaluating health websites.
Content related to data science and research data management; this may include subject primers, resources for managing, storing and sharing data, data science programming, and information about the NLM/NIH Data Science priority area.
Content related to diversity, equity and inclusion; this may include resources for developing institutional practices, DEI programming, and information about DEI as an NNLM initiative.
Content related to disaster and emergency preparedness and response; this may include resources for disaster planning, sources of disaster health information, preparedness programming, and tools related to emergency response.
Content related to graphic medicine; this may include graphic medicine programming, and tools for developing comic-based resources.
Content related to health literacy; this may include resources for understanding health information, finding and interpreting health information online, and literacy levels for health websites.
Content related to HIV/AIDS community health information; this may include resources for organizations that provide HIV/AIDS information services, and details about how NNLM supports this as an NLM/NIH priority area.
Content related to Library and Information Sciences and other academic programs; this may include resources for LIS students interested in health sciences librarianship, health information resources and programming for students in other tracks, resources for increasing the diversity pipeline in academic programs, and information about how NNLM supports Student Engagement as an NLM/NIH priority area.
Content related to Public Health; this may include resources for finding localized public health information, and free programs supported by public health departments.
Content related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives; this may include resources for adapting programs to include health information or health professions components, and freely available STEM programming.
Content related to substance use disorders; this may include resources for supporting patrons living with substance use disorders, programs related to substance use, and information about how NNLM supports the the NIH HEAL initiative.
Content focused on serving the needs of academic libraries/library staff; this may include community colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions.
Content focused on serving the needs of hospital and health sciences libraries/library staff.
Content focused on serving the needs of public libraries/library staff, and information about the NNLM public libraries initiative.
Content geared toward other library or information professionals that are not addressed through other audience focuses.
Content focused on serving the needs of community-based organizations and their staff.
Content focused on serving the needs of data resource and tool developers.
Content focused on serving the needs of college and post-grad educators, such as faculty and staff at post-secondary academic institutions who provide programming and instruction.
Content focused on serving the needs of college and post-grad students; this may include users who are seeking supplemental learning opportunities.
Content focused on serving the needs of K-12 educators, such as faculty and staff at primary and secondary academic institutions, who provide programming and instruction to children.
Content focused on serving the needs of K-12 students; this may include children who are seeking supplemental learning opportunities, or information about careers in the health professions.
Content focused on serving the needs of public health professionals, such as public and community health workers.
Content that relates specifically to populations and institutions in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and nowhere else.
Content that relates specifically to populations and institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and nowhere else.
Content that relates specifically to populations and institutions in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas, and nowhere else.
Content that relates specifically to populations and institutions in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, and nowhere else.
Content that relates specifically to populations and institutions in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific, and nowhere else.
Content that relates specifically to populations and institutions in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and nowhere else.
Content related to the use of DOCLINE; this may include information about eligibility, product history, and technical documentation.
All Guides & Resources
|Advanced Guide Demo
|This is a test summary
|Black Maternal Health Toolkit
The resources on this page are meant to provide actionable information as a takeaway related to Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17).
|Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
NNLM offers free classes that support Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), a certification given to individuals who have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in health education or significant coursework in this field.
|Clinical Conversations Training Program
Clinical Conversations allows clinical trainers or managers to offer brief trainings embedded into regular staff meetings or trainings that they already facilitate, as a way to offer continuing education that does not take time out of already busy schedules. The primary goal of Clinical Conversations is to increase knowledge and awareness of health literacy and associated skills and tools. The program includes 7 subjects, each containing 3-12 modules with PowerPoint slides, printable handouts, e-mail follow ups, facilitator guides, and evaluation materials.
|Community Engagement Resource Guide
This guide is intended to assist everyone interested in conducting health information outreach through community engagement. Included are tools to better engage and meet the needs of specific communities, as well as examples and templates for easy reference while planning, implementing, and evaluating engagement.
|Consumer Health Information Specialization
Learn about the Consumer Health Information Specialization, a program that recognizes your skills in finding and communicating data to consumers.
|Consumer Health Information Specialization for Library Students
In partnership with MLA, NNLM is pleased to guide LIS and iSchool instructors through getting their course approved as a consumer health course for students to earn their CHIS certification.
Have you ever wondered how your course can be certified for the Consumer Health for Library Students program? This page will show you how!
|Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science
Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can engage communities in addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation.
This section of the Data Driven Discovery Initiative provides resources to explore recommended competencies, knowledge, skills, and dispositions for data librarians. Professional organizations and networks, as well as resources and strategies to stay current are provided.
A selection of articles and teaching resources for librarians who are interested in offering data services at their institution. There are many other resources widely available online, and even those not pertaining to medical librarianship are adaptable to many data service contexts.
|Data Services Specialization
Learn about the Data Services Specialization, a program that recognizes your skills in providing data services to researchers, clinicians, students, librarians, and others who work with data.
|Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
This guide provides a starting point for information and practices to encourage individual and organizational transformation around diversity, equity, inclusion and the practice of cultural humility. The resources provided will challenge libraries to deconstruct systemic barriers impeding an equitable society.
|Emergency and Disaster Resources
This guide serves as an online collection of resources and tools that are relevant to disaster and emergency management. If you would like to learn more about emergency preparedness resources, or explore training opportunities that are available through NNLM, find and contact your region for more information!
|Environmental Health and Justice
This guide provides an overview of environmental health and justice tools and resources for the beginner.
|Guidelines for Award Requirements
Learn how to comply with the specific award requirements for your NNLM-funded project, such as accessibility, credit statements, project extensions, reporting, invoicing, and more.
|Health Misinformation Resources
A collection of resources to address health misinformation.
A subject primer for health occupations.
Good health is important at any age! NLM and NNLM offer plenty of resources for caregivers and educators to use to support physical, mental, and socio-emotional growth.
|Mpox Resource Guide
Online collection of reliable resources and tools on the 2022 Mpox Outbreak. The guide includes resources for healthcare and public health professionals, patients and the public, and toolkits and data sources.
|NIH All of Us Research Program Partnership
This site is designed to provide publicly available information about the partnership between NNLM and All of Us to assist in preparing the grant application for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us Program Center(link is external) (U24) cooperative agreement that posted on July 12, 2021.
|NLM Product Guides
Short guides for NLM Products available for download in PDF format. Each guide includes a brief description, popular uses, key points, potential predicaments, teaching examples, real-life examples, and links to more resources. The product guides are primarily for people in instruction or training roles such as librarians, faculty leads, or mentor researchers. The guides provide instructors with examples and ideas for teaching people about NLM products.
|NNLM Proposal Writing Toolkit
Welcome to the NNLM Proposal Writing Toolkit which provides tips, tricks and resources you can use while developing and submitting your application. Don't forget - we are also here to help along the way via the 'schedule a consultation' link below or contacting your Regional Medical Library.
|NNLM Toolkit for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
A selection of guides, toolkits, and other resources for librarians working on addressing the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
|Public Health Resources
Evidence-based research and reliable health information are essential to Public Health response and prevention efforts. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), an institute of the NIH, provides free, online resources and training for evidence-based research and combatting misinformation.
|Region 1 Funded Projects Guide
This guide is designed to support awardees and answer questions regarding the process for funding from the NNLM Region 1 and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
|Region 1 Governance Program
This guide outlines the NNLM Region 1 Governance Program. Meeting minutes and other resources will be made available on this page.
|Region 4 Engagement & Outreach Award Year 4 <$10K (2024-2025)
An overview of Region 4's engagement & outreach award for Year 4.
|Region 4 Engagement & Outreach Award Year 4 <$50K (2024-2025)
An overview of Region 4's engagement & outreach award for Year 4.
|Region 4 Funded Projects Guide
This guide supports funded project awardees with the administrative tasks required of them.
|Region 4 Professional Development Awards Year 3 (2023-2024)
An overview of Region 4's professional development award for Year 3.
|Region 4 Professional Development Awards Year 4 (2024-2025)
An overview of Region 4's professional development award for Year 4.
|Region 4 Technology Improvement Projects Award Year 4 (2024-2025)
An overview of Region 4's technology improvement award for Year 4.
|Region 4 Year 2 Engagement & Outreach Award
An overview of Region 4's engagement & outreach award for Year 2.
|Region 4 Year 2 Professional Development Award
An overview of Region 4's professional development award for Year 2.
|Region 4 Year 2 Program Improvement Award
An overview of Region 4's program improvement award for Year 2.
|Region 6 Stakeholder Advisory Groups (SAG)
The purpose of Region 6 State Advisory Groups (SAG) is to provide leadership guidance for each state’s outreach and engagement activities conducted by Region 6 staff and Partner Outreach Program (POP) members.
|Region 7 Informational Guide
The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 7, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
|Resources for Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries
NNLM seeks to empower hospital and health sciences librarians with the resources and skills necessary to offer robust biomedical and health information services.
|Resources for Public Libraries
The information in this guide provides public libraries with resources and information helpful to their patrons related to health information.
|Scholarly Communications Resources
Central to academic work, scholarly communications resources can support teaching, learning, research, and scholarly endeavors. Each tab in this guide contains a list of resources, the focus of the resource, and audiences that might benefit from the information.
The purpose of this guide is to create shared guidance between the NNLM and guest presenters and panelists for sessions hosted by the NNLM.
|Substance Use Disorders
The Network of National Library of Medicine's Substance Use Disorder Initiative's aim is to raise the awareness of National Library of Medicine's Substance Use Disorders resources and the resources of partner organizations through partnerships with SUD related organizations.
Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. The objective of #CiteNLM is to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia by adding citations and information from National Library of Medicine (NLM) sources.