Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
This class is now filled. 24 of 24 seats have been taken.
Would you like to gain new search skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to develop training strategies? Space is still available as of February 10! Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers.
PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth look at PubMed and provides an opportunity to share training ideas with fellow participants. PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online and 1 in-person class (at the Texas Medical Center Library Classroom, Houston, TX.
The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):
Part One (online): March 5, 2015 10am-12pm CT
Part Two (online): March 12, 2015 10am – 12pm CT
Part Three (online): March 19, 2015 10am – 12pm CT
Part Four (in-person): March 26, 2015 9:00am – 4:30PM CT This class will be held at The Texas Medical Center Library
The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework. The series is eligible for 15 hours of MLA CE credit.
For a complete description including times, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359
To register, visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=2887
Friday, August 15th, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region will host two free Webinars on the NIH Public Access Policy and the role of libraries.
The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health
Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine
We will discuss the following topics:
- Review basics of the public access policy, and the role of librarians;
- Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;
- Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;
- Address issues and questions raised during the Webinar.
Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library
Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine
You have heard the specifics of the NIH Policy. Now find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy. Join us to find out the following:
- What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
- How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
- What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
- How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.
This Webinar will feature presentations from three libraries with experience on the ground helping researchers with the NIH Public Access Policy, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy.
Join this Webinar at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/npap
Participation limited to 125 connections, so please consider group viewing.
For telephone audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Update: August 14: 9:30AM all NLM systems were restored.
Beginning at 6:00PM, ET, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, the National Library of Medicine will begin a systems shutdown to allow for the emergency repair of the chilled water supply to the NLM Data Center. These systems may be restored as early as 8:00 AM ET Thursday, August 14, 2014, but possibly as late as 11:00 AM.
Most of the databases and systems on the NLM network are expected to be impacted.
Please check the NLM website for updates.
Monday, August 11th, 2014
Would you like to gain new search skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to develop training strategies? Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in March 2015.
PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth look at PubMed and provides an opportunity to share training ideas with fellow participants.
PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online and 1 in-person class (at The Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, TX http://nnlm.gov/scr/about/welcome.html) (more…)
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
The National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) has recently announced changes to PubMed Commons. PubMed Commons is a pilot commenting system for authors in PubMed. PubMed is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s database of the biomedical literature. PubMed Commons enables authors to share opinions and information about scientific publications in PubMed. All authors of publications in PubMed are eligible to become members.
Members play a pivotal role in ensuring that PubMed Commons remains a forum for open constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. They can comment on any publication in PubMed, rate the helpfulness of comments, and invite other eligible authors to join.
Among the changes are modifications to streamline the homepage. Information about joining and using PubMed Commons has been consolidated in a single page to help you get started. There will be synopsis of the most recent blog post at the top of the homepage to help you stay up-to-date on PubMed Commons.
For several months, comment rating has given members the chance to weigh in on what comments they find useful. Visitors to PubMed can see these ratings alongside comments. Ratings are a key element in calculating the comment and commenter scores that determine the appearance of comments in the “Selected comments” stream on our homepage.
Some new site modifications will highlight contributions to PubMed Commons. On homepage, “Top comments now” will feature the top three recent comments. On PubMed records, “Selected comments” (from the homepage stream) prompt the appearance of an icon above abstracts, directing readers to comments below.
In response to community feedback, corresponding authors of comments on their publications are being contacted to invite them to join PubMed Commons. This new procedure has resulted in an increase in author responses.
More information is available on the PubMed Commons Blog.
Friday, June 6th, 2014
Every year at the MLA Annual Meeting, the National Library of Medicine holds a variety of presentations in their exhibit booth to bring users up-to-date on NLM databases and services. The recordings of the 13 presentations are now available from the NLM Technical Bulletin. Learn about:
- The ACA, Hospital Community Benefit and Needs Assessment: NLM Resources
- Beau-TOX: TOXNET Gets a Facelift
- MedlinePlus: Usability, Mobile & Responsive Design
- Modernizing History: The New (and much improved) IndexCat Interface
- My NCBI Update: SciENcv & NIH Public Access
- NLM Resources & Electronic Health Records: MedlinePlusConnect, RxNorm & UMLS
- NLM Resources Used in Disasters
- PubMed Commons
- PubMed Health
- PubMed Update
- RDA One Year Later
- Still Scanning After All These Years: New Digital Projects from HMD
- Using the ClinicalTrials.gov Results Database
Monday, November 11th, 2013
A new publication model (PubModel) called Electronic-eCollection was recently introduced for PubMed citations from electronic-only journals. The PubModel value is carried in the journal citation and is used for the citation display in PubMed. The new value Electronic-eCollection means an article is published electronically on a specific date (this date must include year, month, and day in numerical format) and then is also associated with an electronic collection date (akin to an issue; this date can be a year or a year and month, but never a year, month, and day).
Monday, November 4th, 2013
Join us November 20, 2013 for the monthly SCR CONNECTions webinar.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 10:30 – 11:30 am (CT)
Presenters: Trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Topic: PubMed Update
Join National Training Center and National Library of Medicine trainers for a one-hour PubMed update session. Learn about recently added PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months. Bring your questions!
How to Log In
Go to https://webmeeting.nih.gov/scr/, on the log in screen, choose “Enter as a Guest” and type in your name.
Once the room is open the system will be able to call you to connect to the audio. If this system does not work for you, a call-in number will be provided in the room.
Use *6 to mute or unmute your phone.
**Do Not Place Call on Hold**
Problems? Contact the Regional Medical Library (RML) office at 713-799-7880, or 800-338-7657 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX only).
This webinar will be available for 1 hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.
Friday, October 4th, 2013
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region office remains open, regular business hours, during the government shutdown.
The following post provides information on the broad impact of the shutdown on libraries and research.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has posted the following message on their homepage:
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.”
This message is echoed on the National Library of Medicine homepage.
Resources from the National Library of Medicine:
- PubMed is available however the following message is displayed: “PubMed is open, however it is being maintained with minimal staffing due to the lapse in government funding. Information will be updated to the extent possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries. For updates regarding government operating status see USA.gov.”
- Other databases from the National Center for Biotechnology Information are also available with the following message posted: “The information on this web site remains accessible; but, due to the lapse in government funding, the information may not be up to date, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. For updates regarding government operating status see USA.gov.”
- MedlinePlus is available however the following message is displayed: “Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at USA.gov.”
According to USA.gov:
- Research into life-threatening diseases and other areas will stop, and new patients won’t be accepted into clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health.
- Work to protect consumers, ranging from child product safety to financial security to the safety of hazardous waste facilities, will cease. The EPA will halt non-essential inspections of chemical facilities and drinking water systems.
According to the American Library Association libraries may be impacted by the shutdown in the following ways:
- U.S. Census websites and collection surveys will be unavailable until the government is funded.
- The Government Printing Office (GPO) is closed. Gpo.gov will not be updated during the shutdown. Federal Register services will continue in a limited capacity.
- The Library of Congress will be closed to the public and researchers for the duration of the shutdown.
The Library of Congress website is unavailable. As of Friday, October 4th the website was available but not being updated.
Medical Librarians have already been posting about the impact and chronicling federal websites that are inactive during the shutdown. Posts from Michelle Kraft, Alisha Miles, and the Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University provide detailed information about the status of online access to some of the most used library and medical library resources during the government shutdown.
Friday, July 19th, 2013
The recording of Wednesday’s SCR CONNECTions webinar, PubMed Health and Systematic Reviews with guest speaker Hilda Bastain from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is now available in the SCR CONNECTions archive. A link to the presentation materials can also be found at that site. The class is available for 1 hour of MLA CE through August 2.
Hilda provided an overview not only of PubMed Health but also of systematic reviews and the systemic review process. Hilda has over 25 years of experience with systematic reviews and is an expert in the field.
Join us August 21st for the next SCR CONNECTions webinar. Topic: Video Creation Tools and Tips with speaker Emily Hurst.