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NCBI Discovery Worshops – December 15-16 in Chicago

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Discovery Workshops focusing on biomedical and genomic databases this December. This free two-day series of workshops on NCBI tools will be held at UIC on December 15-16, 2010.  Register at: http://tinyurl.com/NCBIWorkshops

Program Overview
The Discovery Workshops consist of four 2.5-hour hands-on sessions emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks.

The four sessions of the Discovery Workshop will focus on the following areas:
1. Sequences, Genomes and Maps
2. Proteins, Domains and Structures
3. NCBI BLAST Services
4. Human Variation and Disease Genes

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AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site!

AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project, managed by the National Library of Medicine, that offers the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. Along with housing the latest HIV medical practice guidelines, the Web site provides access to many other resources related to HIV treatment and research. Health information specialists are also available by phone, e-mail, and an online chat to assist the public with accessing this information.

AIDSinfo now offers a mobile site that allows users to access its resources and information on-the-go. The new site optimizes many of the main site’s features for phones and other mobile devices. When viewing AIDSinfo on your mobile device, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile site. JavaScript must be enabled on your device for the mobile site to function properly.  The AIDSinfo mobile site is available at http://m.aidsinfo.nih.gov. (more…)

NLM Promotional Materials

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

If you are exhibiting or just sharing information about NLM resources, the GMR offers a variety of options.

If you have questions, your State Contact will be glad to point you in the correct direction. Thank you for spreading the word about the wonderful and FREE databases and Web-available materials from the NLM!

NTCC in KY in OCT: FREE PubMed, TOXNET and Beyond Training

Monday, August 9th, 2010

National Library of Medicine’s Training for You Locally!
PubMed® and TOXNET® and Beyond Training in Kentucky!

The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC), in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) and local universities in Kentucky is offering FREE hands-on classes!

The University of Louisville at the Health Sciences Center Campus in Louisville, KY and the University of Kentucky Health Science Learning Center in Lexingtion, KY will host these sessions. They will be taught by the staff of the NTCC: (more…)

PubMed Updates Include Clinical Queries

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

PubMed® (PubMed.gov) has updated several features

  • Clinical Queries: One search on this updated page gives results across Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews AND Medical Genetics
  • Send to E-mail: Abstract Format now defaults to NOT including MeSH information
  • Advanced Search page is cleaner
  • Discover Ads, those boxes in the right hand column, are also cleaner and allow one to minimize the box
  • My NCBI allows sign ins to Partner Organizations’ Accounts

Other Notables Issues

  • StopWords: Even if a Stopword is in the Title, it cannot be used as a search term

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REMM Changes Its Name

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

To make it easier for users to find its content, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM) web portal has been renamed. The new name is Radiation Emergency Medical Management. Visit the website at http://www.remm.nlm.gov/

REMM provides guidance on diagnosis and treatment of radiation events and is designed for health care providers, primarily physicians, without formal expertise in radiation safety or radiation medicine who may provide medical care during an accidental or non-accidental radiation event.
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Save Display Settings in PubMed My NCBI

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

NLM heard your requests! Search results may now be customized and saved using My NCBI. Sign into My NCBI, click on PubMed Preferences, and then Result Display Settings. Set for Summary or Abstract (non-text format), the number of items viewed per page, and the default sort. Every time you sign into My NCBI, those settings will be active.

For more details, visit:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma10/ma10_pm_results.html

Learning your Vitamin A, Bs and C

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

MedlinePlus, the premiere consumer health site from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, has newly updated pages on some of the basics: vitamins A, B, C, D, E & K. Check them out.

B Vitamins: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bvitamins.html

Vitamin A: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamina.html

Vitamin C: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitaminc.html

Vitamin D: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamind.html

Vitamin E: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamine.html

Vitamin K: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamink.html (more…)

NLM Link to Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The NLM® Special Queries page now includes a link to a new subject page on Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives: By Organization.

This page lists, in chart form, guidelines for reporting the results of research in several biomedical disciplines. The Research Reporting Guidelines Search link offers a MEDLINE®/PubMed® search strategy including subject terms related to the organizations responsible for developing these guidelines. At this time, the search strategy retrieves 1700 citations in PubMed.

Research reporting guidelines usually “specify a minimum set of items required for a clear and transparent account of what was done and what was found in a research study, reflecting, in particular, issues that might introduce bias into the research” (adapted from the EQUATOR Network Resource Centre). (more…)

MyHealtheVet and MedlinePlus Magazine: A Natural in North Dakota

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

by Diane Nordeng
Medical Librarian
VA Medical Center
Fargo, ND

MyHealtheVet (http://www.myhealth.va.gov) is an award-winning website that was developed for the veterans in the Fall of 2003. It is an online Personal Health Record and offers veterans access to Veterans Administration (VA) health care any time through the internet. MyHealtheVet is the gateway to web-based tools that empower veterans to become better partners in their health care. The site is constantly adding new features and the latest is the capability of the veteran to order prescriptions online by seeing the names of the drugs–not just numbers. Future features will include access to lab results, appointments and secure messaging to the provider.

At the Fargo North Dakota VA Medical Center, the Library and Education staff work together to assist veterans with MyHealtheVet registration, In-Person-Authentication and general orientation to the website. One of the Medical Library links on this website is a link to Medlineplus®, and it seemed like a natural fit to have copies of the NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine available to give to the veterans in connection with registering for this website and also an excellent opportunity to advertise this great magazine. They can take a copy home and if they like it, sign up for a free subscription with the card included.

It’s a win-win situation for the veterans and NLM!