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NLM Classification 2011 Edition

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

NLM Classification

The NLM Technical Bulletin announced that the NLM Classification 2011 edition is now available. This marks the 60th anniversary of the NLM Classification. This edition incorporated all of the changes to the schedules and index from April 2010 to March 2011.  The major areas of focus are WL (Nervous System) and WM (Psychiatry).

For more details, see: Willis, S. NLM Classification 2011 Edition Now Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Jan-Feb;(378):e26.





NIH Issues New Clinical Alert

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Issues New Clinical Alert on Angioplasty Combined with Stenting Plus Aggressive Medical Therapy vs. Aggressive Medical Therapy Alone for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis: NINDS Stops Trial Enrollment Due to a Higher Risk of Stroke and Death in the Stented Group


NLM at MLA 2011

Monday, March 28th, 2011


The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held May 13-18, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. Attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth #510 (May 14-17) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics.

For more details, see Zipser J. 2011 MLA Meeting Reminder and NLM Invitation. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e10.


PubMed Mobile Beta

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Screen shot of Pubmed Mobile Beta on iPhone

PubMed Mobile Beta provides a simplified mobile friendly Web interface to access PubMed. PubMed Mobile includes the same basic search functionality and content as Standard PubMed.

PubMed Mobile does not include specialized search pages, such as Limits and Advanced search, or added features, such as My NCBI, Clipboard, or LinkOut/Outside Tool. To use these and other PubMed features, display your retrieval in Standard PubMed via the link at the bottom of the screen.

Canese K, Welker E. PubMed Mobile Beta. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e7.



DailyMed Mobile

Monday, March 7th, 2011

NLM has launched a mobile version of DailyMed.  It is accessible from any web-enabled mobile device.  The interface allows for easy searching or browsing of the 20,000 labels from the Food and Drug Administration.

For more details, see: Kiyoi S. DailyMed Mobile Version Launched. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e1.

NIH News in Health

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The January issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now available! In this edition:

Your Aging Eyes: How You See as Time Goes By
You can’t prevent all age-related changes to your eyes. But you can take steps to protect your vision and reduce your risk for serious eye disease in the future. Effective treatments are now available for many eye disorders. You can also learn how to make the most of the vision you have.

Biological Blueprints: Protein Shapes Help Treat Disease
Proteins deliver oxygen to your tissues, defend against infection, digest food and even make new proteins. These molecules are uniquely designed to carry out their tasks. If we can understand how protein shapes affect what they do, we might be able to understand what goes wrong in some diseases and develop better treatments.
Read more about proteins and disease.

Health Capsules:
•    More Frequent Dialysis Helps Kidney Patients
•    Reducing College Drinking
•    Featured Web Site: NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

PDF version


Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!  If you are like me, you are jumping up and down in excitement because…The NLM Classification Poster is available!!!!!

That’s right!  You can order your own 18″ x 24″ poster from NLM.  There is a 8 1/2″ x 11″ PDF version available as well.

NLM Classification Poster

See Willis SR. NLM® Classification Poster Updated. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e20 for instructions on how to order the poster.

Update 1/6/2011: The NN/LM SCR is happy to announce that we have arranged to have posters available directly from our office for our network members. Anyone interested in receiving a poster, email me directly ( with the number of posters you want and your mailing address and we will send them out to you soon.

Journals in NCBI Databases

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The merger of the Journals Database within the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Catalog is complete.

To search for journals, click on the Journal in NCBI Databases on the PubMed homepage.

Screenshot of PubMed Homepage Link to Journals in NCBI databases link is highlighted

The results will display the list of journal titles. Notice the Limits for Journal in NCBI Databases are activated. Also notice that you can still build a PubMed search from the results.

Screenshot of Journals Results Page Limited Activated Icon is highlighted

NLM has created some tutorials to assist you with this change:

Year End Processing Changes

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Update: 12/13/2010 Another article of YEP was recently posted.

What’s New for 2011 MeSH®

Descriptions of some of the major changes to MeSH 2011.

Schulman JL. What’s New for 2011 MeSH®. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e17.

12/09/2010: The November – December 2010 NLM Technical Bulletin has posted many articles about the changes the Year End Processing (YEP) will make on PubMed and other databases.  Here are the highlights:

NLM® Catalog and Journals Databases Merge

NLM will soon be launching a redesigned NLM Catalog that will include the Journals Database.  The Journals Database will retire.

Torre S. NLM® Catalog and Journals Databases Merge. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e7.

PubMed® Notes — 2011

The 2011 changes to PubMed are listed.

Nahin AM. PubMed® Notes — 2011. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e16.

Changes to MEDLINE® Data for Year-End Processing — 2011

Check out the changes to MEDLINE and MeSH for 2011.

Tybaert S. MEDLINE® Data Changes — 2011. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e12a.

Cataloging News — 2011

MeSH 2011 implications for LocatorPlus® , NLM® Catalog, and the NLM Classification.

Boehr D, Willis S. Cataloging News 2011. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e8.

OLDMEDLINE Back to 1946

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

OLDMEDLINE now includes citations from 1946.  The National Library of Medicine  has been converting pre-1966 citations into PubMed over the last few years.  Now there are 20 years worth of citations (about 2 million) in OLDMEDLINE.

OLDMEDLINE is Another Year Older with the Addition of the 1946 CLML Citations. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e1.