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NLM Ebola-related Resources

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Several resources at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are available to those who need access to health information related to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources (DIMRC) 

The guide to links and sources of information on the Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources was released in August and has been continuously updated. The resources on this page may help with understanding the health issues related to the outbreak of Ebola viral disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). Resources from NLM, additional federal agencies, and other key organizations are listed for responders, health professionals, and the general public. These resources include guidelines, training materials, free journal articles and books, genetic sequence information, maps, situation reports, social media, information for the general public, and more.

NLM Emergency Access Initiative

The NLM Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) was activated in August to support healthcare professionals working on the Ebola public health emergency in West Africa.

EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals, over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster. EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak, please let them know of this service. EAI was activated four times in the past, including following the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic in Haiti, flooding in Pakistan and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Society for Microbiology, B.C. Decker, BMJ, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.

Virus Variation Resource for Ebolavirus

The NLM National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) created an Ebolavirus resource that includes a specialized database and provides users an easy way to search and retrieve protein and nucleotide sequences related to this pathogen (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/viruses/variation/ebola/). The resource also aggregates links to Ebolavirus data at NLM and important links to other Ebola-related resources.

Other NLM Resources on Ebola

NLM has several other resources that will be helpful for people working on Ebola:

NLM has a long history of providing health information in preparation for and response to all types of disasters, and has developed a number of tools and advanced information services. The library has a dedicated Disaster Information Management Research Center (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/), responsible for health information and informatics research related to disasters and public health emergencies.

For questions regarding these resources, please e-mail custserv@nlm.nih.gov or call 1.888.346.3656 in the United States, or 301.594.5983 internationally.

NIH News in Health, August Issue

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.  This month includes news about recognizing life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, surviving sepsis, and mind/body therapy for fibromyalgia.

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.  You can order a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries of clinics.  Just email or call (301) 402-7337 for more information.

Sewell Stipend to Attend the APHA Annual Meeting 2014 Call for Applicants

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund aims to increase librarians’ effectiveness at providing reliable/relevant information to health care professionals in the fields of public health and pharmacy. To achieve this purpose, the Fund awards reimbursement funds to librarians and other information professionals to defray association membership/registration/travel and per diem expenses of attending and/or participating in activities of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

This year’s APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.

Information on how to apply is available from the Public Health/Health Administration (PH/HA) section of MLA at http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/2014/sewell-stipend-to-attend-the-apha-annual-meeting-2014-call-for-applicants/.

Webinar recordings

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We received a couple inquires about recordings of the webinars we recently forwarded on behalf of SAMHSA and Maximus.

Here are the links to the webinar recordings:

SAMHSA webinar recordings:  http://www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/default.aspx

Maximus Webinars Recordings from the “Communication Tune Up” Series:
http://www.maximus.com/webinars

  • This series of free webinars, a follow-up to the successful “Design That Delivers” series, will focus on strategies for clear and effective print, digital and mobile communication. Experts from the Center for Health Literacy will share tips to make complicated information easier to read and understand. Each one-hour webinar will include a discussion forum for questions and answers.

Also, please note that recordings of National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region webinars are available at: http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/distancelearning.html

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