Resources for Japan
FYI, here is a notice about what the NLM is doing for Japan:
The National Library of Medicine announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 230 biomedical serial titles and over 65 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.
The Emergency Access Initiative serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.
EAI is not an open access collection – it is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If your library is working with a library or organization involved in relief efforts in Japan, please let them know of this service.
Emergency Access Initiative: http://eai.nlm.nih.gov
NLM thanks the participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer.
Other resources available from NLM relevant to the situation in Japan:
Clinicians who need to learn more about assessing and managing radiation emergencies can turn to the Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) web site at http://remm.nlm.gov. Selected, key files from REMM are also available for downloading on mobile devices from http://www.remm.nlm.gov/downloadmremm.htm.
For a general audience, see the MedlinePlus pages on:
For earthquake information for responders and health professionals, see the “Earthquakes-Resources for Response and Recovery” page at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/earthquakes.html.
MedlinePlus has topic pages on earthquakes and tsunamis in English and Spanish. Although not intended to be specific to the current events in Japan, these pages give background information for a general audience:
Maria Elizabeth Collins
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services