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New and Improved TOXMAP

Monday, May 19th, 2014

The NLM Specialized Information Services recently released a new TOXMAP website.  The new TOXMAP links to the beta version of the new Flash-based TOXMAP, and to the previous version of TOXMAP, renamed TOXMAP classic.  It also has a refreshed FAQ, News, Glossary, and video tutorials.

TOXMAP is a National Library of Medicine website that uses maps of the United States to show locations and information of toxic chemicals released by industrial facilities and declared hazardous waste sites.  The data is from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Program.  The maps can display demographic overlays such as population density, racial/ethnic groups, age groups, income data, and health data (cancer and disease mortality).

New interface available from the TOXNET home page beginning on May 16th

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

NLM is introducing a new NLM TOXNET interface this Spring. We’ve improved the appearance and interactive capabilities and given it a facelift for a more current look and feel.

You can preview the new interface from the TOXNET home page beginning on May 16th at  http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/ .  The old TOXNET will continue to be available for some weeks.

We value your feedback and hope you will take the time to explore the new TOXNET.

 

Colette Hochstein, D.M.D., MLS

National Library of Medicine

Division of Specialized Information Services

6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 515

Bethesda, MD  20892

301-496-6590

*LinkOut for Libraries April 30, 2014, 2 PM EST*

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

New to *LinkOu*t or have questions about this service?Veronica Robinson Garrett will be our guest speaker for this session. Veronica is a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).She will define *LinkOut* and discuss its services, the Library Submission Utility and localizing PubMed. She will also share the training and educational resources they have available for libraries.

To learn more about *LinkOut* before this session go to:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3808/#lib.How_LinkOut_Works_for_Libraries

<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3808/%23lib.How_LinkOut_Works_for_Libraries>

or visit their webpage:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/linkout/doc/liblinkout.html.

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* Please join NN/LM MAR in an Adobe Connect Meeting Online/ No registration needed. ***

*Meeting Name*:LinkOut**for Libraries

*When*:04/30/2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

*To join the meeting:*https://webmeeting.nih.gov/linkoutmar/

Follow the prompts to *Dial-Out*

If you do not receive this message use your phone to call:

*Conference Number(s):*1-888-757-2790

*Participant Code*: 886691

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If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection:

https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

NLM Resources for National Minority Health Month

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

NLM Resources for National Minority Health Month

The HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has released a statement declaring April a time to “commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities.”

This year’s theme is Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.  The theme emphasizes the “critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities.”  This health observance supports the HHS goal of achieving “a nation free of disparities in health and health care.”

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has several free health information resources that support eliminating minority health disparities.  These resources include multicultural health Web sites, minority health information handouts, and HIV/AIDS information and funding.  To find these resources, click on the Web links below:

NLM Asian American Health Web Portal

http://asianamericanhealth.nlm.nih.gov/

NLM American Indian Health Web Portal

http://americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov/

NLM Arctic Health Web Portal

http://arctichealth.nlm.nih.gov/

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)

http://www.rhin.org/

NLM HIV/AIDS Information: African Americans

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/Topic.php?topicID=1203&subtopicID=1206

NLM HIV/AIDS Information: Hispanics/Latinos

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/Topic.php?topicID=1203&subtopicID=1214

NLM Minority Health Information Handouts

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/promotional_materials.html#minority

NLM AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/aids_cio_projects.html

NLM MedlinePlus “Health Disparities” Health Topic

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthdisparities.html

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