National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC) classes are coming to Chicago April 13-15, 2011. Attend these FREE hands-on classes on PubMed® (April 13), TOXNET® (April 14) and Gateway (April 15) offered through the National Library of Medicine. The University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences will host these sessions taught by the staff of the NTCC. They will be held in Room 303 of the Library of the Health Sciences at 1750 W. Polk St., Chicago, IL. Register here or read on for details. (more…)
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The Environmental Health Student Portal : Connecting Middle School Students to Environmental Health Information
The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Specialized Information Services Division announces the launch of the Environmental Health Student Portal (www.kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov). This Web site introduces middle school students to environmental health science within the context of current middle school science curriculum standards. This newest edition to the family of NLM resources for students is a FREE non-subscription- based Web site that contains links to government and other reviewed and selected sites and provides a safe and reliable environment for teachers and students to study the following topics and their impact on health:
• water pollution
• climate change
• air pollution (coming soon) (more…)
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
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
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.
If you are exhibiting or just sharing information about NLM resources, the GMR offers a variety of options.
- Visit the GMR Handouts page at http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/handouts.html
- Download brochures on a variety of topics including
- MedlinePlus® and consumer health materials
- Exhibition Program K-12 Resources on the Web
- This one-stop page also links to a number of other Web pages including:
- Download brochures on a variety of topics including
- Go online to order NLM items for drawings and special events from the NLM Promo Shop
- Members may use the Promotional Materials Order Form to order up to 250 items for a single event
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!
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® (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
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.
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
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.