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Archive for April, 2009

Harry Potter NLM Exhibit Online

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

“Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine” is now available online! View “Harry Potter’s World” at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld. The banner show, which will travel to libraries around the country through the American Library Association starting in fall 2009, explores the plants, animals, and magic featured in the Harry Potter book series and their roots in Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science.  It incorporates the works of several fifteenth- and sixteenth-century thinkers mentioned in the Harry Potter book series and looks at topics such as alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy, as well as the ethical issues faced by both the fictitious characters from the novels and the historical figures who influenced them. The website for “Harry Potter’s World” includes the full exhibition text, middle/high school lesson plans, and a higher education module for professors and students.

 Visit the American Library Association’s request for proposals for libraries interested in hosting the traveling banner exhibition at http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ppo/programming/potter/index.cfm.

Please refer any questions about “Harry Potter’s World” to nlmexhibition@mail.nih.gov.

HIV/AIDS Outreach Funding

Friday, April 10th, 2009

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2009 (NLM-09-078/SES)

 

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

 

Projects must involve  one or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval
  • Skills development
  • State-of-the-art resources
  • Resource development
  • Document Access.

 

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

 

Standard Awards are offered for up to $60,000;  Express Awards are offered for up to $10,000.

 

Quotations are due to NLM on Monday, June 1, 2009.

 

The solicitation for the 2009 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/2009aidsrfq.html .

 

Please share this information with your colleagues.

 

 

 

 

Primary Point of Contact:

Shari E. Shor, Contract Specialist

shorse@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Phone: 3014354388

Fax: 301-402-0642

 

Secondary Point of Contact:

Robin D. Hope-Williams, Contracting Officer

rhwilli@mail.nih.gov

Phone: 301-435-4379

Fax: 301-402-8169

 

 

NIH News in Health, April

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Check out the April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. And consider joining us on Facebook, where you can write on our wall to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or start a discussion about how you use the newsletter.  Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/NIH-News-in-Health/45385547967 and become a fan. In this edition:

Get Moving and Stay Healthy
Make Physical Activity Part of Your Life
People from all walks of life find it difficult to get enough exercise. But research shows that all Americans need physical activity for good health. New government guidelines can help you get started and stay active.
full story

   

Remember To Take Your Pills?
Jog Your Memory of What To Take and When
We forget things every day—people’s names, our keys or whether we locked the front door. But when it comes to taking your medicines, don’t let your memory fail you.
full story

Health Capsules:

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.

Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health.  We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics.  Just email us or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

Harrison Wein, Ph.D., Writer/Editor
National Institutes of Health

Office of the Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison

Bldg. 31, Rm. 5B64A, MSC 2094
Bethesda, MD 20892-2094

Phone:  301-435-7489

Fax:  301-480-4026

E-mail:  weinh@od.nih.gov

The NIH News in Health: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

NIH Research Matters (eColumn): http://www.nih.gov/news/research_matters

Test your MedlinePlus Knowledge!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Take this brief quiz to see how much you really know about all the latest changes to MedlinePlus.gov.

1) Which statements below are true of collections and clusters in the search results of MedlinePlus.gov?

a) Collections break the results into subsets from the major areas within MedlinePlus

b) Clusters are grouping of items with similar concepts found within the text

c) Collections are groupings of items with similar concepts found within the text

d) Clusters break the results into subsets from the major areas within MedlinePlus

e) A and B

 

2) Which section on MedlinePlus.gov has a new look?

a) Interactive tutorials

b) Encyclopedia

c) Dictionary

d) Surgery Videos

 

3) How many days are news items archived for?

a) 90 in English and Spanish

b) 90 in English / 30 in Spanish

c) 30 in English / 90 in Spanish

d) 30 in English and Spanish

 

4) Which part of MedlinePlus is now also available in Spanish?

a) Directories

b) MedlinePlus Magazine

c) Go Local

 

5) What is RHIN and where will you find it on MedlinePlus?

a) Refugee Health Information Network; a multilingual resource on the Multiple Languages page

b) Resources for Health Information Network; on the health topics page

c) Roundtable on Health Interests of the Nation; on the health topics page

 

6) Which of the following search strategies are possible with the MedlinePlus search box?

a) Phrase searching, example “genetic brain disorders”

b) Wildcards, example leuko*

c) Boolean searching with OR, NOT

d) All of the above

 

7) Is it possible to restrict a search within MedlinePlus to a specific web site?

a) Yes

b) No

 

ANSWERS (in bold)

1) Which statements below are true?

a) Collections break the results into subsets from the major areas within MedlinePlus

b) Clusters are grouping of items with similar concepts found within the text

c) Collections are groupings of items with similar concepts found within the text

d) Clusters break the results into subsets from the major areas within MedlinePlus

e) A and B

2) Which section on MedlinePlus has a new look?

a) Interactive tutorials

b) Encyclopedia

c) Dictionary

d) Surgery Videos

 

3) How many days are news items archived for?

a) 90 in English and Spanish

b) 90 in English / 30 in Spanish

c) 30 in English / 90 in Spanish

d) 30 in English and Spanish

 

4) Which part of MedlinePlus is now also available in Spanish?

a) Directories

b) MedlinePlus Magazine

c) Go Local

 

5) What is RHIN and where will you find it on MedlinePlus?

a) Refugee Health Information Network; a multilingual resource on the Multiple Languages page

b) Resources for Health Information Network; on the health topics page

c) Roundtable on Health Interests of the Nation; on the health topics page

 

6) Which of the following search strategies are possible with the MedlinePlus search box?

a) Phrase searching, example “genetic brain disorders”

b) Wildcards, example leuko*

c) Boolean searching with OR, NOT

d) All of the above

7) Is it possible to restrict a search within MedlinePlus to a specific web site?

a) Yes; example breast cancer site: cancer.gov

b) No

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