FI-Admin is the system for Management of Sources of Information of the VHL.
FI-Admin has the functions of bibliographic description and indexing of different types of content, such as journal articles, monographs, theses and dissertations, videos, events, internet sites and legislation. Using this system, it is possible to manage the following sources of information:
- LILACS and other regional, national and thematic bibliographic databases;
- LIS - Health Information Locator;
- DirEve - Events Directory;
- Multimedia resources;
- LEYES - Latin American and the Caribbean Basic Health Legislation;
- Educational Resources; and
- Portal for Scientific Journals in Health Sciences.
The FI-Admin replaces some systems previously used, such as LILDBI-Web, LIS, DirEve, LILACS-Express Editor and the TITLE base for Scientific Journals in Health Sciences.
Additional information at: http://red.bvsalud.org/en/fi-admin-en/
Integrated search interface (IAHx)
VHL search service with multi-language interface, which retrieves in an integrated way the content of different sources of information. It offers resources for the refinement of search results by means of filters (clusters) and search by DeCS/MeSH navigation, among other resources.
The Knowledge Showcases are a VHL resource that seeks to highlight selected documents and information resources on a relevant health theme. It has the same function as a showcase itself, drawing attention to a selected and representative set of contents related to a theme, and may or may not be associated to an instance of the VHL Network Portal.
The Showcases of Knowledge follow their own methodology, giving direct access to documents indexed in the sources of information of the VHL, links to pre-defined search strategies; external sources of information; websites and fundamental pages for the theme in question, or even, updated contents via RSS, such as blogs, epidemiological bulletins, and news. It also gives information in different formats, like videos, infographics, infometrics, or any other resource that enables the researcher to quickly and reliably access relevant information.
Regarding Knowledge Showcases access: http://red.bvsalud.org/vitrines-do-conhecimento/
e-BlueInfo is an application for mobile devices that facilitates the access of Primary Health Care (PHC) professionals to a specific collection of documents of interest and relevance to a given target audience and/or health system. This collection, selected at the national level, is composed of resources from VHL sources of information.
Regarding e-BlueInfo: https://e-blueinfo.bvsalud.org/en/
My VHL is a service aimed at VHL users. It consists of a space that stores the information and preferences of the user, allowing them to create and store lists of selected documents, indicate topics of interest to receive alerts of new documents, history of searches made at the VHL, list of favorite links and the user's own publications.
My VHL <https://platserv.bvsalud.org/client/controller/authentication/?lang=en> is connected to the Regional VHL Portal.
Evidence Maps provide a visual overview of existing studies or reviews in an area or sub-area, in terms of the types of interventions evaluated and the results measured. The evidence is mapped and applied in a framework that graphically highlights gaps, where there are few or no review studies and where there is a concentration of studies.
The methodology for evidence mapping was adapted by BIREME based on the methodology of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation - 3ie <http://www.3ieimpact.org>. The maps are developed based on infometric analysis - by type of review, by clinical application, by outcomes, among other parameters.
The main purposes of the Evidence Maps are:
- To give visibility to available scientific evidence;
- To identify research gaps (evidence) and redundancies (multiple studies of similar issues);
- To contribute to the establishment of research priorities in the area; and
- To facilitate the use of available evidence by managers and health care professionals.