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The NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region serves the biomedical information needs and supports collaboration among libraries and information centers that serve health information needs in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through improved access to health information. The Regional Medical Library in the Pacific Southwest region offers educational programs, consultation, and funding for projects to support the health information needs of libraries, community partners, health organizations, and the general public throughout the region.

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  • NN/LM OERC Webinars

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    The NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) will offer the 4-session webinar series titled "Mapping an Outreach Project:  Start with Information; End with a Plan" twice during the month of February. The series is designed to help with collecting community/needs assessment information and using it to plan a project with a strong evaluation component. Registration is required. To sign up, go to the Mapping an Outreach Project webpage

  • Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak LibGuide

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    Several California, local, and federal agencies are responding to the natural gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company Aliso Canyon Facility that is affecting the Porter Ranch neighborhood in Los Angeles. 

    Visit our Aliso Canyon Natural Gas (Methane) Leak LibGuide at for resources and links to health information, California government agencies, news and announcements.


  • MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    The Winter 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine features topics including Crohn’s disease, tips for a healthy new year, flu vaccinations, dyslexia, probiotics, and Parkinson’s disease. 

    NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine is the trusted consumer guide to the vast array of authoritative online health and medical information in MedlinePlus. The magazine is freely available as a print subscription, e-mail alerts, and online.

  • New DOCLINE Password Security Requirements

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    Beginning January 7, 2016, DOCLINE account passwords will need to meet new complexity requirements. On January 6, all DOCLINE libraries will receive email instructions on how to change passwords to meet the new requirements. Read the NewsBits article on this new policy for more information.