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NLM Gateway Transitioning

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

NLM Gateway

On December 1, 2011 the NLM Gateway will be gone as we know it.  All but one database, Meeting Abstracts, can be searched through their own interfaces.  NLM has found that users prefer using the database interfaces to the Gateway.  As a result, NLM Gateway will be discontinued and a pilot project site from the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) will be created.  The new site will focus on Meeting Abstracts and Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj).

For more information, see Gillikin D. NLM Gateway Transitioning to New Pilot Project Site. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 May-Jun;(380):e9.

Educational Clearinghouses Merged

Friday, May 6th, 2011

MLA Educational Clearinghouse

The National Training Center‘s (NTC) Educational Clearinghouse has merged with the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Educational Clearinghouse. NLM, MLA and the NTC realized the two clearinghouses were duplicating information and decided to merge. The MLA Educational Clearinghouse now includes more than just continuing education classes, such as brochures and handouts. The clearinghouse can be searched by anyone, members and non-members.

For more information, read Zipser J, Cavanaugh D. NTCC Educational Clearinghouse Merges with the MLA Educational Clearinghouse. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 May-Jun;(380):e1.




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: