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Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category

NCBI and Older Web Browsers

Friday, December 28th, 2012

NCBI Hompage

Effective January 1, 2013, NCBI will no longer support Internet Explorer (IE) Version 7. In addition, NCBI pages may claim that your browser is not supported if you are running in compatibility mode for Versions 8 and 9.

NCBI will no longer support Firefox Version 3.

A list of tips and tricks for resolving NCBI Webpage Errors can be found on the NCBI webpage.

 

 

SCR CONNECTions, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 4th, 2012

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Join us Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 10:30 – 11:30 am (CT) for the NN/LM SCR’s monthly webinar, SCR CONNECTions.

This month’s topic will be “NLM Updates from MLA.” Select highlights from the recent Medical Library Association (MLA) annual  meeting will be covered including recent changes to PubMed, NIHSeniorHealth, DOCLINE, and more. MLA CE will be available for the June SCR CONNECTions.

Webinars are conducted via the Adobe Connect web meeting system. Join the webinar using the following URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/scr/.  Once you enter the online meeting room, follow the instructions on the screen to have the system call you on your telephone.

Test your connection before joining with Adobe using the following URL: https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

This webinar is available for 1 hour of Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. If you cannot attend the live webinar, it will be recorded and archived for viewing at a later date.

Limits Change in PubMed

Friday, May 11th, 2012

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As of Wednesday, PubMed has made a change of how limits are accessed.  Instead of a separate page, limits will be a sidebar down the left side of the results page.  The previous Limits page was not intuitive to most users.  Making the filters more prominent should bring greater attention to this feature.

For more about the change, read Canese K. PubMed Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 May-Jun;(386):e3.  A Y0u-Tube video is also available.

PubMed Improvements

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

From the NLM Technical Bulletin:

A new FAQ, Article Versions and MEDLINE/PubMed Citations, is now available. A version is a subsequent publication of a previously published article that incorporates new data or findings using a publishing practice designed specifically for rapidly communicating scientific results.
Article Versions and MEDLINE/PubMed Citations FAQ. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 Mar-Apr;(385):b11.

The PubMed Send to menu was updated to include a “Citation manager” selection.
Canese K. PubMed Results and Citation Manager Software. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 Mar-Apr;(385):e5.

The PubMed Abstract display now includes a “Save items” portlet that will provide users with an easy way to add items of interest to a My NCBI collection. My NCBI users that are signed in may click the Favorite button, which will turn blue when selected, to add the citation to a new My NCBI collection, Favorites.
Canese K. PubMed and the My NCBI Favorites Collection Feature. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 Mar-Apr;(385):e6.

January 2012 SCR CONNECTions Recording Available

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The recording of today’s SCR CONNECTions webinar, PubMed News and Updates, is now available in the SCR CONNECTions archives http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/webmeeting.html#Archives.

Join us February 15, 2012 at 10:30 CT to for our next SCR CONNECTions covering MedlinePlus Connect with NLM’s Loren Frant.

Don’t forget you have two weeks to apply for CE using the URL found at the end of the recording.

January 2012 SCRCONNECTions

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Join us Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 10:30 – 11:30 am (CT) for the NN/LM SCR’s monthly webinar, SCR CONNECTions.

The topic for Wednesday’s webinar will be PubMed News and Updates.  Health Professions Coordinator, Re Mishra will present on changes to PubMed, MEDLINE and MeSH.

Webinars are conducted via the Adobe Connect web meeting system. Join the webinar using the following URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/scr/.  Once you enter the online meeting room, follow the instructions on the screen to have the system call you on your telephone.

Test your connection before joining with Adobe using the following URL: https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

This webinar is available for 1 hour of Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. If you cannot attend this webinar, it will be recorded and archived for viewing at a later date.

PubMed + Healthy People 2020 = SEQs

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

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If you have ever wished that you could locate the perfect journal article to support one of the Healthy People 2020 objectives, there may be a solution! The SEQs (Structured Evidence Queries) on the PHPartners website were created with this in mind. The purpose of these SEQs is to make information and evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives easier to find. The National Library of Medicine has worked with subject experts to develop pre-formulated search strategies for selected Healthy People 2020 subject areas.

These one-click strategies search PubMed, a database of the National Library of Medicine that provides access to over 21 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

The “pre-formulated” search strategies can save time and take the guess work out of choosing the right search terms. The terms and strategies for these Healthy People objectives were carefully chosen and constructed in order to return the greatest number references relevant to your research. The number of subject areas for which SEQs exist continues to grow, and currently covers fifteen Healthy People 2020 subject areas, including: Diabetes, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Tobacco Use, and Vision.

Check it out by clicking on the SEQ box, prominently featured on the upper right of the PHPartners website.

Classes in San Antonio, TX Sept 28 & 29

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the following classes at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Briscoe Library.

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Wednesday, Sept 28, 2011
1pm – 5pm
Keeping Up with NLM’s PubMed

With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Limits and Advanced Search.

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Thursday, Sept 29, 2011
9am – 12pm
TOXNET Toxicology & Environmental Information

This is a 3-hour hands-on class intended for inexperienced users. It is designed to introduce participants to the different databases available on TOXNET. Attendees will gain experience locating toxicology, chemical, and other hazardous substance information. Databases to be covered include: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), LactMed, TOXLINE, TOXMAP, Household Products Database, and ChemIDplus.

The classes are free.  To register for the classes, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html.

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.

 

 

History of MeSH Videocast

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

On November 18th, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) marked the 50th anniversary of MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) with a talk by Robert Braude, PhD  entitled MeSH at 50 – 50th Anniversary of Medical Subject Headings. An archive of this videocast is available at: http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=16292

MeSH was first published in 1960. The seeds of MeSH were planted in December 1947. The Army Medical Library, the NLM predecessor, sponsored a Symposium on Medical Subject Headings in 1947. Participants, who included Seymour Taine, Thelma Charen, and Eugene Garfield, considered the challenges of the bibliographical control of publications. It was noted that the increasing complexity of scientific literature necessitated increasingly sophisticated approaches to organization and access. The participants recognized that the issue of a subject authority was not an academic exercise. Rather, subject cataloging and the subject indexing of journal articles were acknowledged as the essence of bibliographic control. The needs of the user of scientific information was to be always at the forefront in creating a set of medical subject headings that were made equally for subject description of books and for indexing of journal articles.

That first edition of MeSH  represented a departure from the then usual library practice. MeSH contained 4300 descriptors, and it was designed to be used for both indexing and cataloging. It is likely the first vocabulary engineered for use in an automated environment for production and retrieval.  MeSH continues to evolve and grow. The 2011 edition contains more than 26,000 subject headings in an eleven-level hierarchy and 83 subheadings. Annual revision and updating are ongoing to assure that MeSH remains useful as a way to categorize medical knowledge and knowledge in allied and related disciplines for retrieval of key information. MeSH is 50 years old and new each year.

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The speaker: Robert M. Braude received his Masters of Library Science in 1964 from UCLA. In 1965, he attended MEDLARS training at the National Library of Medicine and his talk reflects on his 45 years of life with MeSH.   In 1987 he received a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska and he was Director of the Mid-Continental Regional Medical Library. His career included positions as director of three academic health science libraries, and he has served on many NLM Committees and Panels such as IAMS Review Committees, the Planning Panels on Medical Informatics and NLM Outreach Programs, and the Biomedical Library Review Committee. He is a past  Janet Doe Lecturer, a Fellow of the Medical Library Association and Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

The talk was co-sponsored by the Division of the History of Medicine and the Medical Subject Headings Section, NLM