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MedlinePlus is now on Facebook

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Looking for the latest information on health & wellness? MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español have joined Facebook! Follow MedlinePlus on Facebook in English and Spanish. MedlinePlus is also on Twitter in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions about MedlinePlus’ social media accounts or otherwise, please use the Contact Us link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page to send the MedlinePlus team a message.

New DOCLINE Password Security Requirements – Coming in January

Monday, December 21st, 2015

This note was recently posted to the DOCLINE-L Email Discussion List. All libraries using DOCLINE should have at least one staff member subscribed to DOCLINE-L. Please find subscription instructions here.

Dear DOCLINE Users –

Beginning January 7, 2016, DOCLINE account passwords will need to meet new complexity requirements. On January 6, we will email all DOCLINE libraries instructions on how to change passwords to meet the new requirements. Please change your password on January 7 or shortly thereafter. *** If you do not change your password by February 1, 2016, it will be automatically changed for you. (more…)

New Tutorial! PubMed for Nurses

Monday, December 21st, 2015

A new tutorial is available from NLM: PubMed for Nurses. It covers using PICO, formulating a search, applying filters to narrow search results, using Clinical Queries, and saving search strategies and citations. It’s available from the PubMed homepage under PubMed Tutorials.

This tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed. Its concise, targeted content consists of five videos with exercises to test knowledge. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/nurses/cover.html

What’s New for 2016 MeSH

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine’s Technical Bulletin announces changes for MeSH, or Medical Subject Headings, which is the controlled vocabulary used to index articles for Medline/PubMed and other databases. Read about the changes, which include new publication types (Blogs, Graphic Novels, Public Service Announcements) the continuing project to add scope notes for each heading, changes in indexing for High Profile Pharmaceuticals, and new ways to search for the concept of Diagnostic Use. Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin here, or use the link on the NN/LM PNR homepage.

NLM Releases New Health Literacy Tool Shed Website

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of the Health Literacy Tool Shed: http://healthliteracy.bu.edu/.

The Health Literacy Tool Shed is a free, user-friendly, unique, curated online database of more than 100 empirically validated health literacy instruments. The Tool Shed serves as an interactive, one-stop shop where researchers use provided filters to select a health literacy research instrument.

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Introducing Three New iOS Educational Apps for Students from the National Library of Medicine

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services announces the launch of three interactive, educational iOS apps for high school students studying biology, chemistry and environmental health. These free, readily accessible resources assist students with grasping concepts such as DNA base pairing, the Bohr model of the atom and environmental conservation. (more…)