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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.

SCR CONNECTions Web Conference: Comparative Effectiveness Research

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Join us on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am (CT) for the NN/LM SCR’s monthly web conference, SCR CONNECTions.  This month’s webinar is entitled Comparative Effectiveness Research  and will be presented by Ione Austin from the National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) division of the National Library of Medicine.

The web conference will discuss ways of locating comparative effectiveness research using PubMed and other National Library of Medicine databases.  Comparative effectiveness research, also known as Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), is the conduct and synthesis of systematic research comparing different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions. The purpose of this research is to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances.

All NN/LM SCR web conferences are conducted via the Adobe Connect web meeting system.  You do not need to install any software to join the conference.  Simply click on the URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/scr/, on the log in screen, choose “Enter as a Guest” and type in your name.  Once you enter the online meeting room, follow the instructions on the screen to have the system call you on your telephone.

The SCR CONNECTions web conference is free of charge and open to all.

We’re looking forward to “seeing you” next week.

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.

PubMed Author ID Project

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

From the Nov-Dec 2010 NLM Technical Bulletin:

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is developing a system that will address the problem of ambiguous author names within PubMed and facilitate accurate search and retrieval of a participating author’s works. The specifics of PubMed Author ID, as the system is now known, are still evolving. It is currently envisioned that authors (or their designees) would register for the service through My NCBI and identify their research articles in PubMed using provided tools; this identification of articles will allow NCBI to link alternate names/spellings associated with an individual. The anticipated launch for PubMed Author ID is in mid-2011.

PubMed® Author ID Project. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Nov-Dec;(377):e2.

PubMed Enhanced with Images

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Citations in PubMed now include images from the new NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Images database. The database has more than 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals. Images is expected to have a wide range of uses for a variety of user groups. These include the clinician looking for the visual representation of a disease or condition, the researcher searching for studies with certain types of analysis, the student seeking diagrams that elucidate complex processes such as DNA replication, the professional or educator looking for an image for a presentation, and the patient wanting to better understand his disease. Currently the only the images from PubMed Central are available.

The images display in the PubMed Abstract view as a strip of thumbnails.  Mousing over the image will show a preview image.

For more details, see: Canese K. PubMed® Display Enhanced with Images from the New NCBI Images Database. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Sep-Oct;(376):e14.

For more about the Images database, see the press release.

My NCBI’s My Bibliography

Monday, November 1st, 2010

PubMed citations can now be added to My NCBI’s My Bibliography using Send to.

Canese K. Enhanced PubMed® My Bibliography Feature. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Sep-Oct;(376):e13.

LinkOut for Libraries FAQ Page

Friday, October 29th, 2010

LinkOut now has a new LinkOut for Libraries Frequently Asked Questions page. On this page, librarians will find answers to questions such as “What is LinkOut?” and “What is the LinkOut Library Submission Utility?” Additional questions and answers will be added in the future.

Another resource for libraries interested in LinkOut is the Training and Educational Resources page.  It includes Quick Tours and other information for libraries using LinkOut.

SCR CONNECTions September 15 Webinar Recording Available

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The recording for the September 15, 2010 SCR CONNECTions webinar, NCBI Overview, is available online at http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/webmeeting.html.

There will not be an SCR CONNECTions in October due to the South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association 2010 meeting. The next SCR CONNECTions will be held on Wednesday, November 17, at 10:30am CT.

PubMed Health, a New Site from NCBI

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is currently developing a new site called PubMed Health, which is intended to focus on consumer-level, evidence-based health information.  Though PubMed Health is still under development, NCBI has released some of its initial content, provided by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), to be searchable through search engines such as Google.  NCBI is currently reviewing some development decisions for the PubMed Health site to determine how these particular pages are being used.  Once the site is ready for production release, PubMed Health will have its own search function as well as links to other NLM online products.  An NLM Technical Bulletin article about PubMed Health will be published once the site is ready to be launched.

PubMed Health does not replace MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov/), NLM’s premier health Web site for patients and their families and friends.  MedlinePlus continues to be expanded, including a full site redesign launched this July as well as a new mobile interface, MedlinePlus Mobile (http://m.medlineplus.gov/) that was released in January 2010.  MedlinePlus provides reliable up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language the public can understand.