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NLM Catalog Change Coming Soon

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Have you visited the NLM catalog home page recently? If so, you’ve noticed that it still uses the Limits page, whereas PubMed has moved to the filters sidebar. The filters sidebar will replace the Limits page in the NLM catalog soon.

Read about the coming change:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj13/mj13_catalog_filters_sidebar.html

NLM Theater Presentations from MLA 2013

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has made their MLA Theater Presentations available online. Click on the topic of your choice to view the recording.

Presentations with Voice Recording and Captioning

(BYOD) Bring Your Own Device: NLM Apps and Social Media
ClinicalTrials.gov: A New Look
History of Medicine Division: Exhibitions, Programs, and Resources
Implementing RDA: the NLM Perspective
Managing NIH Public Access Compliance using My NCBI
MedlinePlus & MedlinePlus Connect
NLM Terminology Resources and Meaningful Use
PubMed Central International Overview
PubMed Update
Resources for Health Services Research & Public Health
Resources for a Multi-Cultural World
What’s New @ PubMed Health

 

How is New MeSH Vocabulary Identified?

Friday, March 1st, 2013

New MeSH vocabulary is identified in one of three ways:

1. National Library of Medicine Indexers identify gaps in the vocabulary and forward the concepts to the MeSH staff.

2. NLM MeSH reviewers identify needed terms during the regular process of topic review.

3. Users alert the MeSH staff to new terms using the MeSH Suggestion page: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshsugg.html

Now It’s Even Easier to Donate Journals to NLM

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Since April 2009, NLM’s Journal Donation System has made it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard.  The system was designed for DOCLINE libraries and was restricted to titles listed in their DOCLINE holdings.  On January 4th, 2013, NLM launched Version 2 of the system.  Enhancements make it possible for non-DOCLINE libraries to use the system.

In addition, all libraries can offer titles not owned by NLM.   The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page.   In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions.

For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301)496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov.

NLM will pay shipping for volumes they need.

To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html

Since the beginning of the online donation system in April 2009, a total of 8,230 gifts have been added to the collection.  NLM hopes that with the enhancements in Version 2, they can build on the success achieved to date.

Non-English Abstracts in PubMed

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Publishers will soon have the opportunity to submit non-English abstracts to PubMed. The additional language view(s) will be links on the Abstract display, with bold text indicating the language currently displayed. The abstract text will default to English when a citation has an accompanying non-English abstract.

Visit the following link to view images of the how this will appear in the Abstract display.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf13/jf13_pm_abstract.html

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Read the who, what, when and why about MEDLINE, PubMed and PubMed Central.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/dif_med_pub.html

Changes in PubMed are “live” Now

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

See post from January 30th: Two Upcoming Changes in PubMed.

Read about them in the NLM Technical Bulletin:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf13/jf13_pm_history_search_bar.html

NLM Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Mobile sites: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile-app/#mobile 

Apps for your smartphone: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile-app/#native

Now Available: NCBI Insights Blog!

Monday, January 28th, 2013

NCBI has just released a new blog called NCBI Insights at ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. We created NCBI Insights to provide an insider’s perspective to help you better understand us and our resources, explore issues of scientific interest that drive our resource development, and demonstrate how you can use our resources to help enhance your research.

We will post articles in four categories:

* NCBI Explained – provides an insider’s perspective on our resources and policies to help you better understand us and avoid some common misconceptions and misunderstandings.
* What’s New – introduces our new and updated resources and include specific examples that demonstrate how you can use these to enhance your research.
* Quick Tips & Tricks – explain hows to perform specific tasks using our website. Selected topics will be chosen based on questions you have asked and suggestions you have provided.
* Science Features – explores current topics in science and demonstrate how you can find relevant data or resources on our website for further exploration.

This blog is a complement to our existing education and outreach efforts, such as News and Social Media publicity, Webinar and Workshop training programs, and Help Desk user support.

Be sure to check in to the NCBI Insights Blog every week or so and let us know what you think!

New Version of REMM Website Released

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, has released new versions of the REMM Web site (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) and REMM Mobile app.

New features and resources include:

New sections for Other Audiences: