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National Library of Medicine (NLM) Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART®)

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART®) is a bibliographic resource on the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®). It covers teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology and  contains references to literature published since the early 1900s.

DART was initially funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Center for Toxicological Research of the Food and Drug Administration, and the NLM.  Some meeting abstracts and non-MEDLINE literature are historically included in DART.  However, new citations come only from PubMed; a  search profile is used to retrieve these.

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/help/newtoxnet/DARTCoreSearch.htm

Users can search by terms, title words, chemical name, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (RN), and author.  Search results are displayed in relevancy ranked order, but may also be sorted by publication date, entry month, author, or title.

DART is accessible at http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/dart.htm

PubMed tip: How to create a filter for citation status tags

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

As of March of this year PubMed removed the citation status tags while in the Summary Display option. Now, the tags can only be seen while in the Abstract or Abstract (text) options.

There is a workaround! You can choose or create filters that will always show on the right side of your results page by using your My NCBI account.

The MEDLINE filter is available in the Filters portlet within your My NCBI account. Once in the Filters portlet, click on Properties and then Subsets. You’ll find MEDLINE in the list.

http://nnlm.gov/ntc/2015/04/06/pubmed-display-changes-citation-status-tags/

PubMed Update

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Join us Wednesday July 22nd, to hear about recent changes in PubMed. Rebecca Brown, a trainer with the National Library of Medicine Training Center, will demonstrate PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months, such as the removal of the Citation Status Tag in the Summary view and database “rescues”. Bring your questions! NN/LM NER July 22, 2015 at 2 PM Eastern.

To attend go to https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nerhosplibchat/ and login as a Guest, using your own name.  Once logged into the web meeting, a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and the program will call you. If this does not happen, just call the 800 number and use the participant code that appears in the Notes box on the screen.

If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast, posted to the NER website later.

The NER webcast sessions are eligible for 1 hour of Medical Library Association continuing education (MLA CE) for attending the webcast or listening to the recording. A brief online evaluation form link will be offered at a website that is provided during the end of the webcast. Upon completion of the survey, you will be able to download the certificate.

Climate Change and the Health of Americans

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
[Guest post by NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch]The July 2015 issue of The Nation’s Health features a cover story on the link between climate change and health, new U.S. government initiatives aimed at protecting communities from the health impacts of climate change, and the effort to reframe climate change as an urgent public health issue.“Health officials and scientists warn that a changing climate is leading to more extreme heat, poorer air quality, heavier rainfall, and more frequent and intense natural disasters — all of which have serious consequences for human health. And because children are so susceptible to environmental change, they stand to bear the brunt of climate-related disease and stress.”

The article identifies the need for government, health professionals, and people to act preventatively. It examines recent initiatives from President Barack Obama that relate to understanding, communicating and mitigating the health effects of climate change, including the April 6, 2015 White House Climate Change and Health Summit, and a new toolkit designed to help health care facilities prepare for climate change.

These initiatives are meant to help Americans understand climate change as not just an environmental issue, but also an important health issue.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides many sources of information to assist health professionals with the knowledge and resources they need to assess who is most vulnerable to the health effects of climate change, and teach patients how to minimize the impacts.

The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) Arctic Health website is a central source for information on diverse aspects of the Arctic environment and the health of northern peoples. The site gives access to evaluated health information from hundreds of local, state, national, and international agencies, as well as from professional societies and universities. For example, the Arctic Health Climate Change page provides links to websites, publications, and multimedia presentations covering the impacts of climate change on the health, activities, and well-being of people in the Arctic. It includes climate-change observations from both the scientific-research and the traditional-knowledge points of view.

The SIS Environmental Health and Toxicology website features Enviro-Health Links – Climate Change and Human Health. This page provides a wealth of environmental health-related web resources from the U.S. government and other trusted sources focused on climate change and health. Resources include links to information about specific impacts on agriculture, extreme weather, general health, infectious disease, population displacement, preparedness and security, and water quality and scarcity. In addition to topic-related searches of NLM resources, the page offers overview materials, glossaries, information on law, policy, and regulation, links to blogs, news, podcasts and video, and educational material such as the NLM’s Environmental Health Student Portal.

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