About the Health Information Locator (LIS)
The Health Information Locator (LIS) is the Virtual Health Library portal which
contains the catalogue of information sources on health sciences available on
Internet and selected with quality criteria. The LIS record describes the
content of these information sources and includes the respective links to
The LIS methodology is the result of technical cooperation between the Centro
Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas (CNICM), Red Telemática de Salud
en Cuba (INFOMED) and BIREME.
The LIS methodology follows currently accepted standards and formats adopted
internationally by libraries and documentation centers to describe information
sources on the Internet. It is based on the GILS (Global Information Locator
Service) and the Dublin Core formats, with some additional data fields.