Focus on NLM Resources Archives

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  • Saving Time with PubMed Subject-Specific Queries/ December 2015 (Recording)  (file type icon Presentation)

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: Want to boost your PubMed prowess? Looking for preformulated searches on drugs, health information technology, public health and other topics? Spend an hour with Outreach Coordinator, Kate Flewelling, to save hours on your searches!

  • HIV/AIDS ResourcesOctober 2015 (Recording)

    Presenters: Allison McDougall, AIDSinfo Deputy Project Manager and Christina Copty, AIDSource Project Coordinator

    Description: AIDSinfo offers access to 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. AIDSource was developed by NLM to ensure that those seeking information about HIV/AIDS have a source of quality reviewed current content, and provides access to HIV/AIDS-related information both within and outside of the federal government.

    The presentation will cover the many features of AIDSinfo and AIDSource, including the portfolio of AIDSinfo mobile apps.

  • Web Portal of the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce/ August 2015 (Recording)

    Presenter: Hathy Simpson, Public Health Information Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region

    Description: Ms. Simpson will provide an overview of public health information resources available from the public health web portal, is external), including the Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (pre-formulated searches of PubMed). provides access to selected online public health resources from government agencies, health science libraries, and professional and research organizations.
  • HealthReach (formerly RHIN) / May 2015 (Recording)

    Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine

    Description: HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency.

    Resources include:

    • Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
    • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
    • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health

    During the presentation the site will briefly be demonstrated. New initiatives, such as the funding and acquisition of new materials, will be discussed.

  • Environmental Health Information for Consumers / February 2015 (Recording | file type icon Presentation (PPT) | file type icon Presentation (PDF))

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: Want to know what’s in your toothbase? Curious about fracking? Is your child looking for their next science project? The National Library of Medicine has a number of environmental health information resources for kids, teens, and adults. In this session, we will demo these interactive resources and discuss ways to use them for reference, outreach and personal use. These resources will include the Household Products Database, ToxTown, ToxMystery, and the Environmental Health Student Portal.

  • Searching for Drugs and Chemicals in PubMed / November 2014 (Recording | file type icon Presentation (PPT) | file type icon Presentation (PDF))

    Presenters: Sharon Dennis and Rebeeca Brown, National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

    Description: During this session, trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will help you become familiar with the NLM MeSH vocabulary related to chemicals and drugs, and to get comfortable with searching for drug information in PubMed. They will explain how chemicals, drugs and other substances are described in MeSH, discuss how to search for drugs or chemicals in PubMed, and demonstrate how to search using pharmacological action terms.

  • Finding Health Services Research / September 2014 (file type icon Presentation (PPT) | file type icon Presentation (PDF))

    Presenters: Lisa Lang and Pat Gallagher / National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), National Library of Medicine (NLM)

    Description: Health Reform. Comparative Effectiveness. Quality Improvement. Population Health. PCORI. HIE. ONC. Disparities. Accreditation. Evidence-based public health practice. Both in classic resources and grey literature, these and other topics are among the current foci of health services research.

    Join us in a broad, yet tool-oriented, presentation on the NLM’s resources in support of health services research. The presentation will acquaint both new and experienced visitors to NLM with the web portal Health Services Research Information Central (HSRInfo Central), as well our specialty databases for research in progress (HSRProj) and datasets for HSR (HSRR). Learn about how we can keep you informed of new and important grey literature in this evolving area as well as our structured PubMed searches. Expand your understanding of resources related to health information technology and public health systems and services research.

  • / July 2014 (Recording | file type icon Presentation (PPT) | file type icon Presentation (PDF))

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: was launched in 2000 by the National Library of Medicine. In 2008, as a result of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, was expanded to include basic results reporting, including adverse effects. Due to reporting bias, results reported in may not be published anywhere else. This presentation will provide an overview of this resource and how librarians can use the site to support clinicians, researchers and consumers. The presentation will also briefly describe the various types and phases of clinical trials and the background and current status of trial registration and reporting.

  • Drug Information Portal / May 2014 (Recording | file type icon Presentation (PPT) | file type icon Presentation (PDF))

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: The Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other key U.S. government agencies. Resources include consumer health and clinical NLM research resources; resources organized by audience and class; and other NIH and government resources such as the FDA, DEA, and CDC. This session will provide an overview of the Portal, describe resources linked from the Portal, and demonstrate sample searches.

  • PubMed Health / March 2014 (Recording)

    Presenter: Hilda Bastian, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM

    Description: Hilda has been the editor responsible for PubMed Health at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM since 2011. Previously, she headed the Health Information Department at the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) (2004-2011). Hilda first became involved in health as a health consumer advocate in the 1980s, serving as Chairperson of the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia (1997-2001). She has been participating in and communicating the results of systematic reviews since the early 1990s, when she helped establish the Cochrane Collaboration.