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Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group meeting on January 11

The Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group will meet on January 11, 2016. A session from 8 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PST) will be open to the public via teleconference. Read more »

New DOCLINE Password Security Requirements – Coming in January

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. Read more »

New Tutorial! PubMed for Nurses

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

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.

Happy Holidays from the Regional Medical Library and the Regional Advisory Council!

rac2015 The RML convened and celebrated our Regional Advisory Council (RAC) at the final meeting of the contract on December 7, 2015.

Representing diverse perspectives of almost 400 network members, the RAC has admirably carried out its charge to advise PNR’s programs and services. Themes of this meeting underscored the importance of collaboration with communities, practitioners, researchers, and developers to improve healthcare practice, to advance science and medicine, and to effectively address health disparities.

Looking forward to 2016—Happy and Healthy Holidays to All!

NLM Releases New Health Literacy Tool Shed Website

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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