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PubMed Update @ MLA 2019: Recording Available!

Fri, 2019-05-17 14:47

The National Library of Medicine has released a recording of the 45-minute PubMed Update presentation given at the 2019 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, featuring Marie Collins and Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information providing information on the upcoming new PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. Presentation slides and session transcript are also available.

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Apply by June 22 for the 2019/2020 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Cohort!

Wed, 2019-05-15 17:45

The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries have announced the opening of applications for the 2019/2020 fellowship cohort. The application information has full program details, and details about past years’ cohorts and program reports are available on the AAHSL Leadership program webpage. Submit applications by June 22th to be considered. Instructions for applying can be found starting on page 7 of the application information. Potential fellows should complete the Fellows Online Information Form and upload the supporting document with the form OR submit them electronically to AAHSL by June 22. Please note: If you are a “New User” to the AAHSL Website and email lists, you will need to “Register” to access the form.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors, NLM and AAHSL, will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is designed for librarians with prior management experience. In most cases, a minimum of five years is the baseline for candidates to be given consideration. Applicants should have strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, regardless of type of library background or current setting. In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

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May 2019 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Mon, 2019-05-06 12:27

Illustration of community microbesCheck out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

  • Health Capsule: Getting a Genetic Test
    Your doctor may suggest a genetic test to detect your risk of certain health problems, such as cancer. If you have symptoms of a disease, a genetic test may help with diagnosis.

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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New NLM Tutorial Approved for MLA CE Credit: A Bird’s Eye View of Health Data Standards

Fri, 2019-05-03 16:33

The National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a new tutorial on health data standards. This training session, of particular interest to hospital librarians and other health sciences information specialists, is intended to provide an overview of health data standards and how they are used, including relevant NLM products and services. Register for this on-demand class and complete it at your own pace to obtain one hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.

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New Tutorial Approved for MLA CE Credit: Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect

Thu, 2019-05-02 14:33

The National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a new tutorial on MedlinePlus Connect. MedlinePlus is a website produced by NLM to provide high-quality health information written for the general public. MedlinePlus Connect is a tool that enables the integration of MedlinePlus resources into external systems like electronic health record systems, patient portals, and other applications.

This training session, of particular interest to hospital librarians and other health sciences information specialists, is intended to provide an introduction to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and to point to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution. Register for this on-demand class and complete it at your own pace to obtain one hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit. Additionally, the course is eligible toward Competency 7, Technology and Health, for the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

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NLM Technical Bulletin Turns 50!

Thu, 2019-05-02 14:08

Celebrate as the NLM Technical Bulletin turns 50 this month! Take a moment to reflect on its past and share your vision for its future by:

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Registration Open for Pittsburgh Systematic Review Workshop July 15-17

Tue, 2019-04-30 14:05

Registration and course details are available for the popular Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System. The session will be held on Monday July 15 – Wednesday July 17, 2019. The Welcome Reception and dinner buffet will be on Sunday, July 14. For questions about the course, contact Charlie Wessel, 412-648-8730.

Feel free to share this notice with colleagues. The workshop has limited seating and quickly reaches capacity, so don’t delay!

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NIH All of Us Research Program Speaker Series Continues on May 6!

Thu, 2019-04-25 14:49

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of the NIH All of Us Research Program, the All of Us Speaker Series is hosting the 90-minute session From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us on Monday, May 6, 8:00-9:30 AM PDT. The free event is open to the public and will be hosted on the NIH Facebook page, featuring presentations from NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, All of Us Research Program Director Eric Dishman, National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Dr. Nora Volkow, and other colleagues.

For additional details, visit the meeting agenda for speakers and talk titles. Mark your calendars and RSVP today!

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Health Disparities PubMed Special Query Updated

Wed, 2019-04-24 18:59

This month the topic-specific PubMed Special Query, Health Disparities, was updated to include terms and resources on gender and sexual minorities. The search now retrieves over 230,000 citations. The search strategy uses MeSH headings to retrieve indexed citations, plus title and abstract words to obtain other unindexed citations. You may use additional features of PubMed to focus or expand your search.

To run the search, enter the following in the PubMed search box: healthdisparites [sb] or click on this link to launch the search. Health disparities refers to differences between groups of people, which can affect how frequently a disease afflicts a group, how many people get sick, or how often the disease causes death.

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Register Now for NLM LinkOut Consolidation Informational Webinars on 4/26 and 5/9!

Wed, 2019-04-17 15:07

Join the National Library of Medicine for a webinar to answer questions about the LinkOut Consolidation Announcement. A 15-minute presentation will review what this consolidation means for libraries, and how to continue to see your library’s icon in PubMed. Following the presentation, there will be a 30-minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts. This webinar is aimed at librarians whose institutions currently have a LinkOut for Libraries service set up. The webinar will be hosted twice with the same content to allow as many participants as possible.

Date and Time: Friday, April 26, 9:00-9:45am PDT

Date and Time: Thursday, May 9, 11:00-11:45am PDT

After the live presentations, recordings will be available on the LinkOut for Libraries Training and Educational Resources Web page and in the Learning Resources Database.

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Recording of April DOCLINE Talkline Webinar Now Available!

Tue, 2019-04-16 14:45

The recording of the April 2019 DOCLINE Talkline webinar is now available. DOCLINE Talkline is a webinar series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) to promote and educate users on DOCLINE, LOANSOME Doc, and other resource sharing programs from the National Library of Medicine. To view the webinar, click on the YouTube player below.

Presenters, Erin Latta, NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator and Lis Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead provided an overview of features in DOCLINE 6.0, including:

  • Routing options,
  • Type-ahead/auto-suggest menus,
  • Retired Requests display,
  • Receipting Lend Requests,
  • Updated Library Profile,
  • Journals & Holdings,
  • Switch Library,
  • Lend Alerts – Rush & Urgent Patient Care,
  • Delivery Method(s), and
  • International Offerings.

If you have any questions or feedback about DOCLINE 6.0, write to the NLM Help Desk, view the DOCLINE 6.0 FAQs, or contact the National DOCLINE Coordination Office.

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NLM Now Accepting Applications for the Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020

Tue, 2019-04-16 14:25

The National Library of Medicine has announced that applications are open for the 2020 Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, supporting research in NLM’s historical collections, which include the Michael E. DeBakey papers, representing the diverse areas in which he made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy. The NLM collections span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe.

Anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline and status, who has not previously received this Fellowship may apply, including non-U.S. citizens. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), via the online application portal, by midnight EDT, September 30, 2019. Selected fellows will be notified and awards will be announced in December.

The Fellowship was established in 2016 and is supported by The DeBakey Medical Foundation, in honor and memory of Michael E. DeBakey (1908–2008), a legendary American surgeon, educator, and medical statesman. During a career spanning 75 years, his work transformed cardiovascular surgery, raised medical education standards, and informed national health care policy. He pioneered dozens of operative procedures such as aneurysm repair, coronary bypass, and endarterectomy, which routinely save thousands of lives each year, and performed some of the first heart transplants. He was a driving force in building Houston’s Baylor University College of Medicine into a premier medical center, where he trained several generations of top surgeons from all over the world. He was a visionary supporter of the NLM, playing a pivotal role in its transformation from the Armed Forces Medical Library in the 1950s, in the establishment of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in the 1960s, in launching NLM’s outreach initiatives in the 1990s, and in promoting the digitization of its indexes to pre-1960s journal articles.

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My Bibliography Version 3.0 Coming Soon!

Wed, 2019-04-10 17:57

My Bibliography is an application developed by the National Library of Medicine to help organize citations to your publications and to assist eRA Commons users with managing publication or product compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. My Bibliography version 3.0, the redesigned and rebuilt new version to be released soon, includes useful new tools and a streamlined interface that facilitates a workspace to quickly view publications’ compliance status, initiate submissions to the NIH Manuscript Submission system (NIHMS), and organize publications and awards data using the new searching, filtering, and sorting options. To see a series of illustrations previewing the new interface, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. There is an additional article with more information for eRA Commons users.

My Bibliography’s streamlined interface displays options to manage citations, add citations, search, and sort at the top of the page. The unique URL to share bibliographies with others is also found at the top of the page. There are three options to add author-specific article citations: using the My Bibliography citation search tool to find citations in PubMed, uploading citations from a file, or using My Bibliography templates to create citations manually. Citations stored in My Bibliography can be downloaded in MEDLINE format by checking the boxes next to the citations to include in an export file and selecting the option “Export file (MEDLINE)” in “Manage citations.” Citations can be sorted by author name (either in ascending or descending order), by publication date (newest to oldest or oldest to newest), or by recently updated citations. Locating citations can be accomplished by entering article PMCID, citation PMID, article title words, author name, DOI, or journal title in the search box. Citations stored in My Bibliography can be shared with others using the personal URL displayed at the top of the page. The public version of My Bibliography displays all the citations currently stored in your bibliography.

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Recording for the NNLM Resource Picks Webinar on ToxTutor Now Available!

Mon, 2019-04-08 17:48

The archived recording of the March 27 session for the NNLM collaborative webinar series, NNLM Resource Picks, is available. The topic is ToxTutor, a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology for users of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) chemical and toxicology databases. The webinar is presented by Dr. Pertti (Bert) Hakkinen, the Senior Toxicologist and the Toxicology and Environmental Health Science Advisor at NLM. View the webinar by clicking on the YouTube video player below.

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NLM Releases Newly Revised Health Statistics Tutorial!

Wed, 2019-04-03 15:22

The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) at NLM has just announced the release of the newly revised tutorial, Finding and Using Health Statistics. Written by staff at AcademyHealth, this tutorial is aimed at students, librarians, and other professionals interested in an introduction to the principles behind health statistics.

This new, interactive course is divided into four sections:

  • About Health Statistics
  • Common Terms
  • Health Data Sources
  • Finding Health Statistics
the glossary section of the National Information Center on Health Services Research  & Health Care Technology website

National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology Glossary

Each section contains a quiz to help you determine your understanding of the course. The section on Finding Health Statistics provides an overview of the key organizations important in any research that requires statistical information. A detailed glossary is also included in the course. The course is eligible for 3 CE hours from the Medical Library Association. A certificate is also available upon completion of the course.

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April 2019 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Mon, 2019-04-01 12:54

Illustration of different ways to access health careCheck out the April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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Recent PubMed Enhancements Support Searching for Systematic Reviews

Thu, 2019-03-14 18:23

The National Library of Medicine recently added new terminology about systematic reviews to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). In addition, the PubMed search filter for systematic reviews has been updated. To learn more about these and related changes to MeSH, MEDLINE, and PubMed, visit:

  • 2019 MeSH Highlights: This webinar, presented in January 2019, explained the changes in MeSH for 2019, including the introduction of the publication type “Systematic Review” and subject heading “Systematic Reviews as Topic.” A recording of the webinar is available.
  • MEDLINE Data Changes—2019: This article details the MEDLINE data changes implemented with the 2019 MeSH. NLM added the publication type “Systematic Review” retrospectively to appropriate existing MEDLINE citations. With this re-indexing, you can retrieve all MEDLINE citations for systematic reviews and identify systematic reviews with high precision.
  • PubMed Updates February 2019: NLM updated the search strategy for the Systematic Reviews filter to focus retrieval on citations to systematic reviews. The Systematic Reviews filter was originally introduced in PubMed in 2002 (New PubMed Filter: Systematic Reviews).
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Join the New NLM Traveling Exhibition Listserv!

Wed, 2019-03-13 17:17

Are you interested in the latest news on NLM traveling exhibitions, as well as current happenings and information about NLM health information resources that can enhance hosting of a traveling exhibit? If so, then join the new Making Exhibition Connections listserv, just launched by NLM Traveling Exhibition Services. You can also share experiences about hosting an exhibition!

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Open-Access Book Based on 2018 “Viral Networks” Workshop Now Available

Tue, 2019-03-12 18:34

The new open-access book, Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History, comprising a collection of research papers, is now available from VT Publishing and NLM Digital Collections. The book is the product of the January, 2018, Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, hosted by the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, supported by the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and organized by Virginia Tech, and was a collaborative outcome of NLM’s ongoing collaboration with the NEH. To mark the publication of the book, the free public program Viral Networks, Reconnected: A Digital Humanities/History of Medicine Research Forum, will be videocast via global livestream on Thursday, April 4, at 11:00 am PDT, and archived for later viewing.

This volume of original essays explores the power of network thinking and analysis for humanities research. Contributing authors are all scholars whose research focuses on a medical history topic, spanning fourteenth-century France to twentieth-century Alabama. The chapters involve a variety of situations in which scholars must determine if network analysis is right for their research, and what the possibilities are for implementation. Practical tips are offered on identifying an appropriate network to analyze, finding the best way to apply network analysis, and choosing the right tools for data visualization. The result is a highly original and practical volume for scholars in all fields of historical study who might be considering network analysis for their own research.

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NLM’s GeneEd Resource Will Retire March 31!

Mon, 2019-03-11 14:54

GeneEd, a resource of genetics education materials for grades 9 to 12, will retire on March 31, 2019. Selected content has been integrated into Genetics Home Reference (GHR), in the “Classroom” section, to create a single access point at the National Library of Medicine for consumer level genetics information. The determination of what content to add to GHR was based on a survey of GeneEd users and on an analysis of usage metrics. For questions or comments about this change, contact NLM customer support.

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