An additional step will be added to the My NCBI registration process in order to prevent automated programs from setting up accounts. On the registration screen, five characters will be displayed as an image and registrants will be asked to type the five characters into a text box.
Archive for February, 2006
You can temporarily save PubMed search results using the Clipboard. You can also save search strategies using My NCBI. Soon you will be able to save search results indefinitely within PubMed – using a new My NCBI feature called Collections. For details on MY NCBI Collections visit:
In October 2005 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) notified NLM that it was ending the collaborative arrangement it has had with NLM since 1993 when the two groups worked together on the creation of the SPACELINE® database. This decision is the result of NASA budget cuts and reallocation of project priorities.
Over 98% of the Meeting Abstracts in the NLM Gateway now include the conference name in the record. In addition, Meeting Abstracts search results are now retrieved from standardized XML data. For more information visit:
The February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now online at http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/. Along with this issue, there is an online survey. Please take a few moments to click on the link at the right of the home page—or just go directly to http://newsinhealthsurvey.od.nih.gov—and tell NIH what you think about NIH News in Health. Since its launch last April, circulation has been growing steadily. Your thoughts and ideas can help NIH continue improving the publication to meet your needs.
In the February issue:
§ The Future of Genetic Testing. Telling Science Fact from Science Fiction
§ Genes or Environment? Epigenetics Sheds Light on the Debate
§ SIDS Risk Up in Winter
§ Risky Teen Behavior
Featured Web Site:
§ Smokefree.gov. This web site has many resources to help you quit smoking.
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The Transliterated/Vernacular Title field in PubMed will soon be available to search. This field contains the title of each item originally published in a non-English language, in that language. Non-Roman alphabet language titles are transliterated. These titles display on the MEDLINE format with the TT tag.
The National Library of Medicine® (NLM) Special Queries resource page (available from PubMed’s blue sidebar) now includes a subject page for smallpox. This page provides a comprehensive PubMed search and links to other sources of smallpox information. The search of PubMed/MEDLINE® retrieves citations to published literature on smallpox and related disorders and vaccines.
Last author will soon be available as two new features:
- Sort by Menu Selection
- Single Citation Matcher Option
Subject: RE: FW: PubMed Getting a Makeover (from Bio-IT World)
This is the official word about the new NCBI Initiative:
The NCBI Discovery Initiative is an integral part of an ongoing plan to improve the effectiveness of searching NLM and NCBI medical and biological data resources. These resources are rapidly expanding in the breadth and depth of information available as well as in usage. But more importantly, the databases are highly interlinked, providing users with unparalleled opportunities for exploring a rich information space and employing the data in the process of scientific discovery. A goal of this Initiative is to assist users in finding related information and in following the linkages that are most relevant to their queries.
The framework for supporting this approach is similar to methodologies used in popular search engines, but enhanced to exploit the biological relationships among these specialized databases. Although improvements will be incrementally introduced over the next year, the Discovery Initiative is envisioned as the leading edge of a long-range plan to maximize the utility of NLM’s biomedical data resources for its entire user community.
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all US health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.
The New York University Health Sciences Libraries, with the flagship library of Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library, as the new Regional Medical Library for the Middle Atlantic Region of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania will work to support this mission.
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