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Archive for 2014 Borrower Testimonial

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


In early October, we announced the acquisition of a membership to for our Network Member’s use.

Hear what one borrower, Donna Belcinski, Clinical Librarian at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, has to say about

“I love this site! I have found a lot of useful information on so many subjects. I viewed videos on making presentations, writing, instructional design, and marketing. All were easy to understand and helpful. I’m learning Quickbooks for a part-time job that I have as a bookkeeper, and being able to go and get a feel for it first was a big help. It has made my orientation to the job much shorter than if I had not had access to this resource. There are too many other topics to list here, but I think there is something for everyone at I use it often, and recommend it highly.”

Please find the original announcement with a description of and instructions on how to borrow a login below: is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members receive unlimited access to a vast library of almost 3,000 high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals.

Email to borrow a two week subscription. The membership is available for use by one borrower at a time per lending period. You must have the latest version of QuickTime or Windows Media Player installed on your computer. To use the NN/LM NER account, free-of-charge, you must be a current staff member at an NN/LM NER member library. To browse a sampling of the type of tutorials available please visit


Citation Export Feature now Available

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

PMC is happy to announce the addition of a citation exporter feature. This feature makes it easy to retrieve either styled citations that you can copy/paste into your manuscripts, or to download them into a format compatible with your bibliographic reference manager software.

When viewing an Entrez search results page, each result summary will now include a “Citation” link. When, clicked, this will open a pop-up window that you can use to easily copy/paste citations formatted in one of three popular styles: AMA (American Medical Association), MLA (Modern Library Association, or APA (American Psychological Association). In addition, the box has links at the bottom that can be used to download the citation information in one of three machine-readable formats, which most bibliographic reference management software can import.

The same citation box can also be invoked from an individual article, either in classic view (with the “Citation” link among the list of formats) or the PubReader view, by clicking on the citation information just below the article title in the banner.

These human-readable styled citations, and machine-readable formats, will be available through a public API, and we will be providing more details about that in another announcement, on the pmc-utils-announce mailing list. Please subscribe to that list if you are interested.


Pregnancy, Lactation, and Reproductive Potential: Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Pregnancy, Lactation, and Reproductive Potential: Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products—Content and Format.” This draft guidance is intended to assist applicants in complying with the new content and format requirements in the Pregnancy, Lactation, and Females and Males of Reproductive Potential subsections of labeling for human prescription drug and biological products, as described in the final rule, Content and Format of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products; Requirements for Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling. The rule, which is being published concurrently with this draft guidance, is referred to as the “Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule” (PLLR). The draft guidance will assist applicants in developing labeling for new products, revising existing labeling, and implementing the content and format requirements of the PLLR for human prescription drug and biological products.

For PDF of official edition go to

Freebie Friday: Rural Health Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Rural and medically underserved areas often have challenges including both increased health disparities and population health issues combined with limited resources and healthcare providers to help meet these challenges. The use of appropriate program evaluation measures can help to assess what actually works for rural health settings since many evidence-based strategies are based on urban and non-rural populations.

The Rural Assistance Center ( has recently issued a freely available online guide at The guide is intended to help an organization

  • Identifies the similarities and differences among rural health research, assessment, and evaluation
  • Discusses common methods, such as surveys and focus groups
  • Provides contacts within the field of rural health research
  • Addresses the importance of community-based participatory research to rural communities
  • Looks at the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements for non-profit hospitals and public health
  • Examines the importance of building the evidence-base so interventions conducted in rural areas have the maximum possible impact

Thanks to National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Network member (what does that mean?) Gail Kouame from HEALWA for sharing this great resource with us at the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC)! Do you have an evaluation-related resource to share? We would be happy to consider featuring it in our blog or possible inclusion in our Tools and Resources guide at

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