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NLM Educational Handouts

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Did you know about our printable brochures highlighting National Library of Medicine resources?  Explore our Printable Brochures to discover over 45 educational brochures that you can use for presentations or to display in your library.  Examples of printable materials include:

  • PubMed Basics tri-fold
  • PubMed MeSH tri-fold
  • PubMed My NCBI tri-fol
  • MedlinePlus tri-folds in English and Spanish
  • NLM Mobile Resources flyer
  • Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries handout
  • Overview of NCBI Resources
  • Resources for Teachers from the NLM handout

Also, NER can also provide your library with brochures on a variety of National Library of Medicine resources.  You can order materials directly from our website.

 

DOCLINE training webinars

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Hi DOCLINE Users!,

The first in a series of DOCLINE training webinars, for 2014-2015, will begin next week:

 

Beginning DOCLINE,   Wednesday,   August 6, 2014

When: 12 p.m. Central Time

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

 

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises.)

The classes are FREE. To login all you need do is key in your name and Enter as a guest. You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.   Captioning will be provided.

You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class you take.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday,   August 6, 2014   – Beginning DOCLINE

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 –   DOCLINE: Routing Tables

Wednesday,   August 20, 2014 – DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

 

Classes begin at (check your time zone)…

10 am (Pacific Time Zone)

11 am (Mountain Time Zone)

12 pm (Central Time Zone)

1 pm (Eastern Time Zone)

 

We start promptly at the top of the hour. PLEASE arrive on time!

You can join the class and call-in 15 minutes before the class begins.

 

Sincerely,

Irene Williams, Network Services Coordinator NN/LM GMR

Patricia Devine, Network Outreach Coordinator NN/LM PNR

Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator NN/LM MAR

Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator NN/LM MCR

 

Questions should  be sent to:

 

Jim Honour, MLIS

800-338-7657, opts. 1,2,8

307-766-6537

jhonour@uwyo.edu

Free Online TOXNET® Class Offered This Fall By the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Free Online TOXNET® Class Offered This Fall By the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” from October 20 – November 14, 2014.

Discover TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health. The independent modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, LiverTox, and more.   You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.

How much time?

You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

The modules are:

  1. Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
  2. TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
  3. ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
  4. Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
  5. Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
  6. Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
  7. TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
  8. Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
  9. LactMed: 0.5 hour
  10. Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
  11. WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
  12. REMM: 0.5 hour
  13. LiverTox: 0.5 hour

How do I register?

Space in the class are limited, so don’t delay!  Register now at:

http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809

For questions, contact the NTC at ntc@utah.edu.

TOXNET gets a Facelift!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) resource – http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov - is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.  Recently the TOXNET interface was updated and features:

  • Improved appearance
  • Intuitive interactive capabilities
  • Improved multi-database search
  • Easy selection of item to save in “My List”
  • More accessible menus and pull-downs
  • Type-ahead Browse
  • Hover-over Help

Information in the TOXNET databases covers:

  • Specific chemicals, mixtures, and products
  • Chemical nomenclature
  • Unknown chemicals
  • Special toxic effects of chemicals in humans and/or animals
  • Citations from the scientific literature

TOXNET also provides links to PubMed and to additional sources of toxicological information.  A mobile version of TOXNET is available as well: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/pda/

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