e-Learning Object Portals: A new resource that offers new opportunities for librarians

Cindy Sheffield

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e-Learning Object Portals are emerging as a new form of electronic information. Four portals most effective in providing health care information are identified: The Medical Library Association's Center of Research and Education (CORE), the Health Education Assets Library (HEAL), the American Academy of Medical College's MedEDPortal, and the Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). Various user groups such as librarians, educators, and students are discussed, as well as their reasons for using e-learning object portals. New roles for librarians in promoting and developing these portals are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-74
Number of pages10
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 13 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Distance education
  • Education portals
  • Internet
  • Librarians
  • Medical education
  • Multimedia objects
  • Nursing education
  • e-Learning objects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences


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