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Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category

2015 MeSH now available!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

I don’t know about anyone else, but I always look forward to seeing what new terms have made it into MeSH for the coming year. New MeSH for 2015 has been released, and I recommend taking a look by tree subcategory. You can find changed descriptors and deleted descriptors as well.

A couple highlights from my first look a the new MeSH:

In the Diseases branch of the MeSH tree, Rhinitis, AllergicChikungunya FeverAllesthesiaCorneal Injuries, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder are some of the new additions.

New Investigative Techniques include BioprospectingControlled Before-After StudiesHealth Information ExchangeHistorically Controlled StudyNon-Randomized Controlled Trials as TopicPatient-Specific Modeling and Protective Factors.

Frankincense has been added as MeSH heading. And in case you’re wondering, Gold is already a MeSH heading, and myrrh oil is a supplementary concept. High Fructose Corn Syrup was also added, which is one that I would have guessed to already be in MeSH.

In the diagnostics and therapeutics categories, Diving ReflexFluorine-19 Magnetic Resonance ImagingDiet, PaleolithicRobotic Surgical Procedures have all been added.

Enjoy exploring the new MeSH terms, and share with us on Twitter or Facebook your favorite new MeSH term!

 

 

Population Health Query Added to PubMed

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

NLM just added a new special search query to the Topic-Specific Queries page. The strategy is not limited to U.S.-based articles.

Population Health Search Strategy

Follow this link to view the new search strategy.

The Topic-Specific Queries page can be found from PubMed’s home page. Look for the link in the center column labeled PubMed Tools.

Keep up with all the new features and changes to PubMed by subscribing to the Technical Bulletin.

Going to MCMLA 2014? Kill 2 Birds with 1 Stone (metaphorically speaking)

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Are you planning on attending the MCMLA Quint Essential meeting in Denver, CO in October 2014? Well guess what? The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will be there too. The NTC will be teaching PubMed for Trainers one day after the conference ends. You can attend the conference and then cap off your experience with PubMed for Trainers on October 17th, 2014. Click here to read the details about the 4-part class that includes 3 online sessions and 1 in-person session in Denver and register for the class.

Updated Tutorial Hot off the Press: Searching for Drugs in PubMed

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Work your way through this updated tutorial to view tips to help you effectively search for drugs, chemicals and other substances in PubMed.

There are nine brief modules with video demonstrations. You’ll find guidance on substance-related Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), using the MeSH Database, searching with pharmacological action terms, converting special characters in systematic names, and using tags in searching.

When you’re done, there’s a quiz. You can find the tutorial at this URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/drugs/intro.html
NLM Drugs tutorial

PubMed Commons Gets a New Look

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Read all about it here: http://pubmedcommonsblog.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2014/07/28/unveiling-a-new-look-and-more-for-pubmed-commons/

Medical questions: MEDLINE has answers

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Take a walk down memory lane (all the way back to 1998) and watch a 40 second video of Dr. Michael DeBakey (world renowned heart surgeon) in a public service announcement about access to MEDLINE. Notice the PubMed interface which became available to the public in 1996.

pubmed1998

Watch the short video here:

 http://collections.nlm.nih.gov/vplayer?pid=nlm:nlmuid-101566950-vid

Social Media Icons in PubMed Abstract Display

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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Social Media Icons

Training Materials for PubMed, MeSH, My NCBI, and LinkOut

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Do you teach others about PubMed? Did you know that the National Library of Medicine has a resource page of PubMed instructional materials? The next time you’re building a class or helping a user, instead of reinventing the wheel (or the tutorial), check to see if one already exists. The resources on this page include pamphlets, handouts, slides, and videos and can be reused and adapted for your own training.

Screen capture table of MeSH materials on linked PubMed Instructional materials page

Have an idea for a different topic or format? You can contact NLM (see the link on the above website) or the NTC.

Displaying Author Information

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Here’s a quick tip how to have author affiliation information in PubMed open or closed by default when signed in to your My NCBI account.

 

PubMed: E-mail Alerts for Articles from your Favorite Journals

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Watch this short video to learn how to setup alerts from journals of your choice in PubMed.