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Recording for the NNLM Resource Picks Webinar on Disaster Health Literature Now Available!

Tue, 2019-09-17 15:16

The recording of the NNLM Resource Picks webinar, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Disaster Health Literature, is now available. Recorded on July 31, 2019, the session provides an overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery workforce. The webinar is presented by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Content Managing Editor of Disaster Lit: Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health at the National Library of Medicine. View the webinar by clicking on the YouTube video player below.

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2020 MeSH Headings Available in the MeSH Browser

Tue, 2019-09-17 14:06

An alternate link to provide access to 2020 MeSH is available from the top navigation bar on the MeSH Browser homepage. The default year in the MeSH Browser remains 2019 MeSH for now.

The MeSH Browser always offers access to two years of MeSH vocabulary. Sometime in early December, the default year will change to 2020 MeSH and the alternate link to the 2019 MeSH. Details on updates and download information for 2020 MeSH are coming soon.

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Three New Resources Available in NLM Digital Collections!

Thu, 2019-09-05 16:17

The National Library of Medicine has announced that the following resources have been fully digitized and added to the NLM Digital Collections site: Hospital and health administration index, Hospital literature index, and Cumulative index of hospital literature.

Because these resources contain citations to dissertations and audiovisuals that were not in MEDLINE, many libraries have been reluctant to discard their print copies. Because the titles are now available online, libraries that wish to remove their print copies can safely do so.

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September 2019 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Wed, 2019-09-04 11:51

Illustration of parents talking with teenage sonCheck out the September 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: Migraine Trainer
    Your migraines may seem random, but there are many factors that might cause them, including stress, certain foods, and too much or too little sleep.
  • Featured Website: STEM Teaching Resources
    Inspire students between pre-kindergarten and 12th grade to pursue the world of science. Find links to free teaching resources like comic books, lesson plans, games, videos, and more.

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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Recording for the Midday at the Oasis Webinar on Inclusive Graphic Medicine Now Available!

Fri, 2019-08-30 13:00

On August 21, NNLM PSR hosted Inclusive Graphic Medicine: Communication, Collections and Community for the Midday at the Oasis webinar. In this session, Kathryn Houk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Elisa Cortez, University of California, Riverside and Jerry Kauppila, NNLM PSR, discuss their experiences with graphic medicine. To view the webinar, visit the Midday at the Oasis page or click on the YouTube video player below.

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Recording of August 2019 NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Now Available!

Tue, 2019-08-20 18:46

The recording of the August 2019 “What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling” webinar is now available. This session is part of the NNLM Research Data Management webinar series, a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. In this session, Nancy Shin, NNLM PNR’s Research and Data Coordinator, provides an one-hour introductory on the fundamentals of effective storytelling using data collected and visualized by librarians for librarians. Nancy covers the basic structure of data storytelling and review exemplars both good and bad of data storytelling. To view the webinar, click on the YouTube player below.

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NNLM Training Office Announces New MedlinePlus Training

Thu, 2019-08-15 20:22

The NNLM Training Office recently announced a new online, on demand, training opportunity: MedlinePlus for Public Librarians.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health web resource for the public on all things health and medical related. Need information on a disease or condition? A drug, herb or supplement? A medical or diagnostic test? A healthy recipe? Health information in another language? MedlinePlus has you and your library patrons covered. Produced by the National Library of Medicine and written for the general public, MedlinePlus offers trusted, current and ad-free health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

The MedlinePlus for Public Librarians class is a free, one-hour interactive tutorial that helps you deep-mine the depth and breadth of information found on this key resource so you can provide your patrons with solid health and medical information. The class is eligible for the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization and approved for one (1) continuing education credit. Upon completing the tutorial, you may print a certificate of completion. And, because this tutorial is on demand, it’s available 24/7 – just like MedlinePlus!

Please note the following content disclaimer for the course issued by the NNLM Training Office (NTO): “MedlinePlus is always updating! Some content may have changed since the publication of this tutorial. Subscribe to the MyMedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter to stay informed, or contact the NTO with questions.”

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NNLM Webinar on September 4: Reflections on Bioinformatics Librarianship

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:52

A growing number of librarians are filling a special niche in the information world: serving those who work with genetic and molecular biology information. Bioinformatics research advances in such areas as gene therapy, personalized medicine, drug discovery, the inherited basis of complex diseases influenced by multiple gene/environmental interactions, and the identification of the molecular targets for environmental mutagens and carcinogens have wide ranging implications for the medical and consumer health sectors (Rein, 2006). Register for this one-hour webinar on Wednesday, September 4, 11:00AM – 12:00PM PDT, presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the National Center for Biotechnology Information to hear reflections on the practice and future of this specialized and uniquely valuable role of the librarian providing bioinformatics support.

Facilitator:

Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.

Guest Speakers:

Kumru E. Kastro, MS, MI is the Liaison Librarian for Biology, Chemistry, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, and first-year Engineering at Drexel University. Kumru is responsible for building library collections and teaching information and research skills to faculty and students.

Elliott Smith, MLIS is the Emerging Technologies & Bioinformatics Librarian at UC Berkeley, where he currently supports the students and faculty of the Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Integrative Biology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.

Jean-Paul Courneya, MS, is a bioinformationist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library. JP is the information resource specialist for biotechnology, bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, next-gen sequencing, molecular and cell biology bench research, and data management for research.

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NLM Webinar, “New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals”

Mon, 2019-08-12 19:51

Get ready for a new PubMed!

Register for this webinar on Tuesday, September 17, 8:00 – 9:00am PDT, designed for librarians and other information professionals, to see a preview of the new and modern PubMed with updated features, including advanced search tools, saving citations to a Clipboard, options for sharing results, and the new “Cite” button. You will also learn about features that are still under development and find out how to give feedback on the new system. The new PubMed, currently available at PubMed Labs for testing, will be the default PubMed system in early 2020. This webinar will be repeated for several sessions so that all questions are answered. You only need to sign up for one session.

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PubMed Labs Update: Search Filters Now Available

Wed, 2019-08-07 14:29

Users can now use filters to narrow search results in PubMed Labs by article type, text availability, publication date, species, language, sex, subject, journal category, and age. The most popular filters are included on the sidebar by default. To apply a filter, run a search and click on the checkbox next to the filter name. A checkmark will appear next to the selected filters. To display additional filters, click on the “Additional filters” button near the bottom of the page. A pop-up menu will appear showing the available filters for each category: article type, species, language, sex, subject, journal, and age.

To add items to the Filters menu:

  1. Choose a category on the left (Article Type, Species, etc.).
  2. Within each category select the desired filters to add to your Filters menu.
  3. Click Apply to add the selected filters to the sidebar menu and close the pop-up.
  4. To apply a filter to your search, click on the filter name in the menu.

More information about filters:

  • When filters are selected, a “Filters applied” message will display above your results and on the Advanced Search page.
  • Click an applied filter to turn it off.
  • To turn off all applied filters, click the “Clear all” link or the “Reset all filters” button.
  • Citations may be excluded for some filter selections because they have not yet completed the MEDLINE indexing process. For example, the “Humans” filter will return results that have been indexed with the term Humans.

For illustrations of the various features, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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August 2019 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Wed, 2019-08-07 11:57

Illustration of a woman talking with her doctorCheck out the August 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:

  • Bulging Veins: What to Do About Vericose Veins?
    Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just underneath the skin’s surface. They aren’t just a cosmetic issue. If they aren’t treated, they can also cause health problems.
  • Health Capsule: More Steps for Better Health
    Walking is an easy way to exercise without needing a gym membership. It’s a popular way to burn calories, and research shows that walking is good for your health. A new study asked how many steps a day can lead to health benefits.
  • Health Capsule: What is Psoriatic Arthritis?
    You are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis if you have a family member with psoriasis or arthritis. Talking with a health care provider can help you find what treatment methods are best for you.
  • Featured Website: Urologic Diseases
    Urologic diseases and conditions include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, prostate problems, and more. Find out how urologic problems are detected and treated.

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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Next NNLM Research Data Management Webinar on August 15

Wed, 2019-07-31 16:34

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities. Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding a library’s role in RDM, getting started, data management planning, and different RDM tools.

Registration is currently available for What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling, on August 15, 1:00-2:00 PM PDT, a one-hour introductory webinar on the fundamentals of effective storytelling using data collected and visualized by librarians for librarians. Data without a story is just a pile of numbers. Data with an effective story becomes an everlasting narrative that people will remember for a long time and without much effort. This webinar will look at the basic structure of data storytelling and review exemplars both good and bad of data storytelling. No prior knowledge of the topic is required.

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NCBI Minute Webinar Featuring PubMed Labs on 8/14!

Wed, 2019-07-31 16:21

Registration is available for the next “NCBI Minute” webinar on Wednesday, August 14, 8:00-8:30 AM PDT, to see a preview of PubMed Labs, a test site that will become the default PubMed early next year. The session will cover the new, modern interface, as well as updated features including advanced search, clipboard, options for sharing results, and the new “cite” button. You’ll also learn about features that are still under development and how to give feedback on the new PubMed.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. A few days after the live presentation, you can view the recording on the NCBI YouTube channel. For more information visit the Webinars and Courses page.

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MedlinePlus Healthy Recipes Gets Reorganized!

Mon, 2019-07-29 16:45

The MedlinePlus Healthy Recipes page was recently reorganized into 11 categories: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Salads, Side Dishes, Soups, Snacks, Dips, Salsas, and Sauces, Breads, and Desserts. Each category has its own landing page. Bon appetit!

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Register Now for NNLM Disaster Preparedness Webinar on August 28

Wed, 2019-07-24 19:37

Registration is available for the free webinar Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe, hosted by the NNLM New England Region on August 28, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT. Get ready for September and National Preparedness Month with NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted.

As a result of attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • Locate disaster and emergency preparedness information for consumers/public.
  • Locate disaster and emergency preparedness for special populations.
  • Locate disaster and emergency preparedness for those with disabilities.
  • Locate disaster and emergency preparedness mobile Apps for consumers/public.
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Recording of June DOCLINE Talkline “Did You Know” Webinar Now Available!

Mon, 2019-07-22 12:16

The recording of the June 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 DOCLINE 6.0 tips and tricks, including:

  • Working with Requests: as a Lender
  • Routing: how it works & making it work for you
  • Working with Requests: as a Borrower

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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Fall 2019 NNLM Research Data Management Online Course Begins September 9!

Fri, 2019-07-19 15:31

Register now for Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians, also known as RDM 101, an asynchronous online NNLM Moodle course that will take place from September 9 – November 8, 2019. The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons manage their research data. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend research data management services at your institution. There are eight self-paced modules and students may customize their experience by completing the modules of most interest and use to them. There is no charge to participate in the class. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible to claim up to 32 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association. Credit will be dependent on the number of modules completed. To receive credit, components must be submitted by November 8.

Enrollment will be limited to the first 100 registrants, so don’t delay!

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Update on EFTS Continuation

Fri, 2019-07-19 14:44

On May 22, 2019, Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) users received a communication from Janice Swiatek, director of the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library at the University of Connecticut (UConn) Health Center, stating that UConn would be unable to continue operating the EFTS billing agent for DOCLINE interlibrary loan (ILL) transactions past December 31, 2019.

The Medical Library Association, in collaboration with UConn and the National Library of Medicine, is developing upgraded technical specifications and a business model to be operated by MLA for a successor to the current EFTS. Assuming MLA can implement a high-quality, cost-effective, and sustainable solution for EFTS, the MLA Board of Directors supports this initiative to provide an essential service to the health sciences library community. Should this process prove successful, MLA will communicate the terms of the new EFTS user agreement by the end of August. The goal is to ensure continuity of service for EFTS during a transition from UConn to MLA.

For more information, visit this blog post from the NNLM National DOCLINE Coordination Office.

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NNLM Webinar on August 7, “Graphic Public Health: Comics for Health Literacy, Health Promotion, and Advocacy”

Tue, 2019-07-09 14:07

Registration is now available for the one-hour NNLM webinar on Wednesday, August 7, at 11:00 AM PDT, Graphic Public Health: Comics for Health Literacy, Health Promotion, and Advocacy, hosted by the New England Region. The medium of comics is uniquely suited for conveying health information in engaging, economical, and culturally sensitive ways. Comic narratives also offer a means for public health practitioners to share their dilemmas and a multiplicity of perspectives on complex health issues and policies. Comics can disclose the political, emotional, and ethical dimensions of public health practice. And importantly, graphic public health can also give voice to the people in our communities who are impacted by the policy and programmatic decisions made by public health officials. Meredith Li-Vollmer from Public Health – Seattle & King County will share examples of how she has applied comics to health literacy, health promotion and advocacy for public health. She will also discuss aspects of the creative process of developing graphic public health.

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POPLINE Database to Retire on September 1, 2019!

Mon, 2019-07-08 15:15

POPLINE has been a valuable resource to the population, family planning, and reproductive health community for over 40 years. The collection of more than 400,000 records has provided students and researchers worldwide with access to journal articles, reports, books, unpublished resources, and full-text documents (to users in low- and middle-income countries). POPLINE is managed by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, which ends on September 10, 2019. The POPLINE website will retire on September 1. Since POPLINE’s inception in 1973, many free resources have become available and offer alternative access to journal articles. These resources collectively meet the majority of POPLINE user requests. For a list of resources offering alternative access to journal articles and other details, visit the POPLINE retirement announcement.

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