Free workshop at UM-Dearborn will discuss how to search the Internet to find reliable information about diseases, medications and staying healthy

September 3, 2008

DEARBORN / Sept. 3, 2008---Members of the public can learn how to search the Internet to find reliable information about diseases, medications and staying healthy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn this month.

The campusís Mardigian Library will host a workshop about ďAuthoritative Medical Resources on the InternetĒ from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the universityís BorgWarner Auditorium inside the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building, located off of the campusís Richard Drive.

Pat Martin, a librarian with the Health Sciences Medical Library at U-M Ann Arbor, will discuss how to find information online regarding what treatments are available for diseases; what medical studies people can join to help find a cure; and which organizations sponsor support groups.

The workshop is presented by the University of Michigan Health Sciences Libraries in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

For more information, contact Bob Fraser, librarian at the Mardigian Library, at 313-593-3740 or rfraser@umd.umich.edu.

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