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Archive for March, 2005
If you are currently a member of our RAC please forward your comments to Naomi Adelman at email@example.com regarding suggested new members for the RAC. These suggestions may include either the names of people that you would like to recommend or a type of institution that you would like to recommend.
PubMed for Handhelds has added a new feature that allows users to search Medline using free text, natural language queries. This feature also includes a built-in spell checker.
Here’s a tip, the plain text website that is PubMed for Handhelds is useful not only for PDA users but for anyone with a slow internet connection that wants a fast and easy way to search PubMed.
This article looks at 8 applications that can be used to search the contents of your hard drive:
We welcome the library of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 (NYUWZN) as a full member of the Network and DOCLINE participant.
We welcome the library of Information Link (PAUCPV) as a full member of the Network and DOCLINE participant and congratulate it on joining EFTS.
We congratulate Magee Rehabilitation Hospital (PAUMAC) on joining EFTS.
The Action bar on the PubMed results screen is expected to change next week. You will no longer see the Display and Send to buttons. Options from the pull-down menus will take effect as soon as they are selected on the menus. An article describing this change has just been published in the NLM Technical Bulletin:
Any questions about this or other PubMed features can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five libraries in the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region have been selected by the American Library Association to host the National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” in 2005. NLM mounted the initial exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new
generation of medical pioneers.
We congratulate the following libraries in this region:
New Brunswick Free Public Library
New Brunswick, NJ
City College Library
New York, NY
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Health Science Library
College of Medicine Library
University of Pittsburgh
Health Sciences Library System
Falk Library of the Health Sciences
The exhibition provides a marvelous panorama of the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine and the individuals
featured in it provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of
women doctors who are making a difference. It will be on display in the host llibraries for a six-week period. If you did not have an opportunity to view the exhibit at NLM in Bethesda, do look for it and any accompanying programs the libraries sponsor. When we know the exact dates for each venue we will send an alert.
Naomi R. Adelman, Ph.D., M.L.S.
The NN/LM MAR blog was started on March 1, 2005 and it serves as another method to communicate with our network members. The blog contains short news items of interest on a variety of topics including: Consumer Health, Education & Outreach, Public Health and Technology. The contact person for suggestions about maintenance, appearance, content, etc. is Denise O’Shea, our Technology Coordinator. She can be reached at 212-822-7358 or email@example.com
At a recent RAC meeting attendees were asked to share the title of the book that they are currently reading:
Bach, David: Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age
Bossidy, Larry, et al.: Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Braun, Lilian Jackson: The Cat Who Talked Turkey
Caldwell, Taylor: Dear and Glorious Physician
Callanan, Maggie & Patricia Kelley: Final Gifts
Cleverly, Barbara: The Last Kashmiri Rose
Evans, Liz: Sick As A Parrot
Kamler, Kenneth: Surviving the Extremes
Mankoff, Robert: The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
O’Dell, Tawni: Back Roads
Phillips, Bill: Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
Rickards, Maurice et al.: Encyclopedia of Ephemera
Robinson, Marilynne: Gilead: A Novel
Robinson, Marilynne: Housekeeping: A Novel
Runyon, Brent: The Burn Journals
Scheuer, Michael: Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
Schlosser, Eric: Fast Food Nation
Sierra, Judy & Marc Brown: Wild about Books
Stewart, James B.: DisneyWar
Tanenbaum, Robert K.: Hoax : A Novel
Truss, Lynne: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Warren, Rick: The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
Wilson, Valerie: Dying In the Dark: A Tamara Hayle Mystery
Wolfe, Tom: I Am Charlotte Simmons
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