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Citation Export Feature now Available

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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Pregnancy, Lactation, and Reproductive Potential: Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products—Content and Format.” This draft guidance is intended to assist applicants in complying with the new content and format requirements in the Pregnancy, Lactation, and Females and Males of Reproductive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 The rule, which is being published concurrently with this draft guidance, is referred to as the “Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule” (PLLR). The draft guidance will assist applicants in developing labeling for new products, revising existing labeling, and implementing the content and format requirements of the PLLR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 https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/04/2014-28242/pregnancy-lactation-and-reproductive-potential-labeling-for-human-prescription-drug-and-biological

Freebie Friday: Rural Health Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation

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 (raconline.org) has recently issued a freely available online guide at  http://www.raconline.org/topics/rural-health-research-assessment-evaluation 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 guides.nnlm.gov/oerc/tools.

MLA’s Beyond the Search II: Recording Available for Libraries to use

On Wednesday December 3, 2014, the NN/LM, NER hosted MLA’s Beyond the Search II: Data Management for Systematic Reviews (1.5 hours) webinar.

The recording is now available for groups to use for professional development at their institutions.  This link cannot be given out to individuals.  If you are interested in gathering up a group of your colleagues to meet and view this webinar please contact Meredith Solomon, Meredith.solomon@umassmed.edu and she will arrange to get you the information you need for viewing.

NN/LM, NER also has available for groups:

  • MLA Beyond the Search I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews (1.5 hours)
  • Communicate Your Value through Marketing & Advocacy (1.5 hours)
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