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June 24 NCBI Webinar: An Insider’s Guide to Creating Federal Grant BioSketches

Wed, 2020-06-10 19:45

Register now to join NCBI staff on June 24, 9:00-9:45am PDT, to learn how to use My Bibliography and SciENcv, My NCBI applications that help in the creation of biographical sketches for grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Attendees will learn how create a profile, add citations and import information from 3rd party accounts like ORCiD.

Confirmation emails will be sent after registration, with information about attending the webinar. A few days after the live presentation, the session recording will be available for viewing on the NCBI YouTube channel. For information about future webinars, visit the Webinars and Courses page.

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NIH Launches Preprint Pilot to Expand Discovery of NIH-Funded Research

Tue, 2020-06-09 18:38

The National Institutes of Health is launching the first phase of a pilot project designed to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research searchable in PubMed Central (PMC), a widely-used digital archive of full-text articles and, by extension, discoverable in PubMed, a database containing more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. The NIH Preprint Pilot, a project of the National Library of Medicine, is intended to increase early discoverability of NIH-supported research results, maximizing the possible impact of the research. Phase one of the pilot will focus on preprints relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Preprints are complete and public drafts of scientific journal articles, not yet peer reviewed, and they are playing a key role in accelerating dissemination of research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19.

In the first phase of the pilot, NLM is leveraging the iSearch COVID-19 portfolio tool developed by NIH’s Office of Portfolio Analysis to identify relevant preprints posted to eligible preprint servers. NLM will select preprints that either list an NIH-affiliated author or acknowledge NIH grant support and include them in PMC. Following standard NLM practice, a citation for each preprint record in PMC will also be available in PubMed to further increase the discoverability of this content. Results of NIH-funded research made available as preprints will become more easily discoverable in PMC and PubMed. PMC stores content in a common format, providing a central repository that allows users to quickly search its entire full-text collection, including accepted author manuscripts, published articles, and, now, preprints supported by NIH.

Preprint records will be clearly marked as preprints. Large banners will explain that the papers have not been peer reviewed and link to information about the pilot for additional context. Newly created filters will also provide users with the option to exclude preprint records from search results in both PMC and PubMed. NLM will pay close attention to the early outcomes of the first phase of the pilot and hopes to expand the scope in subsequent phases to include the full spectrum of NIH-funded research. In future phases, NLM also plans to simplify the process for NIH investigators to identify preprints supported by NIH grants using NLM’s My Bibliography tool and establish faster, more automated, curation workflows. Across its multiple phases, the NIH Preprint Pilot is expected to run for a minimum of 12 months.

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New Tutorial Available: Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice!

Thu, 2020-06-04 20:17

The Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice tutorial is available now from the PubMed Online Training page on the NLM Web site. This tutorial was created to help clinicians, including nurses and allied health professionals, develop a clinical question using the PICO framework and efficiently find relevant biomedical literature using PubMed. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes. This tutorial replaces the PubMed for Nurses tutorial.

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June 2020 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Mon, 2020-06-01 14:47

illustration of a passenger in a car talking to driverCheck out the June 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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NLM 2020-2021 Associate Fellows Announced!

Thu, 2020-05-21 19:41

The National Library of Medicine has announced its 2020-2021 cohort of four Associate Fellows; Brianna Chatmon, Allison Cruise, Levi Dolan, and Amanda Sawyer. The Associate Fellowship Program is a residency fellowship at NLM on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The one-year program, beginning in September every year, offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.

More information on the Associate Fellowship Program is available from the NLM website.

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May 2020 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Fri, 2020-05-01 18:31

illustration of a father and son putting on bike helmetsCheck 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:

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 Search Interface Launched for WHO COVID-19 Database

Mon, 2020-04-20 14:21

The World Health Organization is gathering the latest international multilingual scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19 into a database, which has been available since January 26. A more powerful search interface was just launched on April 14. The majority of citations referenced are published journal articles. The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated every weekday with content from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying literature from around the world. Multiple search strategies that are under continual revision are used to obtain this global perspective. New research is added regularly.

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NLM Webinar on April 29: Getting the Most Out of DOCLINE

Fri, 2020-04-17 18:37

There have been four DOCLINE releases within the last six weeks. To find out what you might have missed, register now to join the DOCLINE Team for Getting the Most Out of DOCLINE on Wednesday, April 29 at 11:00AM PDT. The webinar will be hosted by the DOCLINE Team members from NLM and the National DOCLINE Coordination Office. They will provide a brief system overview including current statistics, recent enhancements, power user tips for best results, and answer user questions.

Please submit your questions in advance. The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

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More New MeSH Supplementary Concept Records for COVID-19

Mon, 2020-04-13 14:53

In March 2020, five new Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Supplementary Concept Records (SCR Class 2-Protocol) were added to the 2020 MeSH Browser in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

These SCRs first appeared in the MeSH export files available on March 26 and March 28. Prior to March 2020, the SCR Class 2-Protocol type was limited to cancer protocols. To expedite the creation of MeSH vocabulary available for COVID-19, MeSH has expanded the use of the SCR Class 2-Protocol types to include protocols, treatments, and diagnostic methods for diseases. Each of these new SCRs (Class 2-Protocol) is assigned headings mapped to MeSH descriptors. See the “Heading Mapped to” field in the MeSH Browser record for the individual SCRs to identify the descriptors that are mapped to the SCRs. Please note that three other COVID-19 related SCRs were added to the MeSH Browser prior to March 26:

These new SCRs will enhance MEDLINE indexing and PubMed search and retrieval for a rapidly evolving situation. Get the latest public health information from CDC and NIH.

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NLM Webinar on May 8: Preprints in PubMed Central

Mon, 2020-04-13 14:26

Preprints—scholarly manuscripts posted by the author(s) to openly accessible platforms, usually before peer review—are gaining increased attention as a means for rapid dissemination of scientific research results. NLM is preparing to launch a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central. Lessons learned from the pilot will inform future NLM efforts with preprints.

Register now to join Kathryn Funk, the Program Manager for PubMed Central, on May 8 at 8:30am PDT to learn about the current preprint landscape and NIH Preprint Pilot, and to contribute your thoughts to shaping NLM’s approaches to accelerating access to research results through preprints.

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NLM Public Symposium on 1918 Flu Pandemic Schedued for April 29

Fri, 2020-04-10 14:18

NLM’s History of Medicine Division is hosting a public research symposium on the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, Reporting, Recording, and Remembering the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, on Wednesday, April 29, 11:00am-1:00pm PDT. This event will be live-streamed and archived by NIH Videocasting.

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April 2020 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Fri, 2020-04-03 13:07

illustration of an adult showing a child flashcards of smiley facesCheck 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:

  • Health Capsule: Opioid Facts for Parents
    Parents can have an open conversation with their child about the risks of opioids by knowing the facts and also better able to spot signs of a problem. NIH has developed a guide to help begin the conversation.

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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DOCLINE Update: New “Print Resources Available” Filter Now Available!

Fri, 2020-04-03 13:06

The National Library of Medicine’s DOCLINE Team has released DOCLINE, version 6.2.8! To assist libraries in locating lenders that have access to their print collection, DOCLINE’s Search Libraries now offers a Print Resources Available filter.

screenshot of DOCLINE's filter function

Libraries Search Filters display in DOCLINE 6.2.8

When selected, this filter shows only libraries that have indicated physical collection access. The Libraries Search filter uses a new checkbox, added to the DOCLINE Library Profile which allows lenders to indicate whether they have access to their print collection. NOTE: The DOCLINE Routing Algorithm has NOT been updated to include “Print Resources Available.”

This indicator is presently set to NO for all DOCLINE libraries. If you have physical collection access and can ‘fill from print,’ please update your DOCLINE Library Profile.

To update your “Print Resources Available” status:

  1. From the Libraries menu, choose Manage Library.
  2. Scroll to Lend Information>Loaning Policies and click Edit.
  3. Check Print Resources Available and click Update Library.

screenshot of DOCLINE's print availibility

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Public Health Foundation Offers COVID-19 Training Opportunities

Thu, 2020-04-02 14:58

The Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN Learning Network has created search tools to locate various training opportunities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). TRAIN is a national learning network that aggregates training opportunities for public health, healthcare, and preparedness professionals from thousands of training providers.

The searches are live and will update as new training is added to TRAIN. Currently, specific opportunities are available focusing on COVID-19, personal protective equipment, and crisis and emergency risk communication. An additional search on infection control in long-term care facilities will be added shortly.

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NLM Adopts New Library Services Platform

Fri, 2020-03-27 17:33

As part of the modernization of NLM’s infrastructure, it will replace the Voyager Integrated Library System with the Library Services Platform, Alma. Voyager was implemented at NLM in 1998 for library management operations, including acquisitions, cataloging, collection management, circulation, and preservation. For enhanced integration of, and public access to, the NLM collection, NLM will also replace WebVoyage Classic (LocatorPlus) and SFX OpenURL link resolver with PrimoVE. NLM will begin the migration to these products in March 2020 and expects the process to take 12-15 months. The decision to modernize infrastructure, consolidate systems, and streamline workflows aligns with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Strategic Plan 2017-2027.

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Publishers Continue Commitment to Combat COVID-19 by Extending Access to Resources

Mon, 2020-03-23 16:26

Sharing the worldwide concern about the spread and impact of COVID-19, publishers recognize the crucial role they can play in supporting the response to this crisis and advancing the research that will be critical in combating the virus. In immediate response to the epidemic announcement by the World Health Organization, members of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) moved to:

  • Provide immediate free access to all relevant peer-reviewed publications to ensure that for the duration of the outbreak, research and data quickly reaches the widest possible audiences. More than 32,000 articles, chapters, and other resources related to COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related epidemics have already been made available in this manner;
  • Accelerate the review and publication of articles that are relevant to researchers currently addressing the crisis;
  • Enable the use of artificial intelligence and other tools to analyze the freely available research content through open, interoperable systems such as Crossref and other aggregated solutions; and
  • Continue to offer researchers the full range of publisher systems and solutions to enhance their abilities to address the global health crisis.

STM is now announcing further steps that have been taken by its members to enhance the use of these resources, to ensure that these will available for additional analysis and reuse, including by machine tools and artificial intelligence. Participating publishers will:

  • Ensure that publications related to COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related epidemics are available in both human- and machine-readable formats, with rights to enable text and data mining, re-use and secondary analysis;
  • Work to support others – including the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine and the World Health Organization (WHO) – who are creating centralized collections of these resources for researchers’ use, by making publisher resources available through these portals including PubMed Central (PMC) and other repositories; and
  • Ensure that data related to publications are also available, where possible.
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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Applications Available!

Thu, 2020-03-19 14:20

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has released the 2020 Application and Program Guidance for the NHSC Scholarship Program. The application cycle closes on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 4:30 PM PDT. The NHSC Scholarship Program provides scholarships to health profession students pursuing careers as primary care providers in exchange for their commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities. The scholarship includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend. After completion of graduation/training, recipients fulfill their service commitment at one of more than 20,000 NHSC-approved sites throughout the nation and its territories. Each scholar serves for a minimum of two years and receives one year of financial support (up to four years) for each year of service at an NHSC-approved site found on the Health Workforce Connector.

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