Focus on NLM Resources Archives

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  • Finding Mental Health Information / March 2016 (Recording) | (Presentation (PDF) | Presentation (PPT)

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: Are you a mental health professional who needs reliable no-cost patient education information? Are you a librarian who does literature searches for mental health clinical staff or researchers? Are you a family member looking for ways to support your loved one? Are you looking for tips for stress relief or cutting down on alcohol? In this one hour presentation, we will discuss ways to find mental health information in National Library of Medicine resources, including MedlinePlus, the Drug Information Portal, PubMed Health and
  • National Library of Medicine Extramural Programs/ February 2016  (Recording)

    Presenter: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, Program Officer, NLM Extramural Programs

    Description: Health Literacy, Health Disparities, Big Data, Bioinformatics: what do these have in common? They are all topic areas funded by the National Library of Medicine Extramural Programs. Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, NLM Extramural Programs, will provide a brief overview of grants and other funding from NLM. The main focus of the presentation will be on grants most often received by librarians and how librarians can support institutional researchers who are applying for and receiving NLM funding. Anyone looking for NIH funding will want to catch the “Matchmaking” tool on NIH RePORTER and other search tools.

  • Saving Time with PubMed Subject-Specific Queries December 2015 (Recording)  (Presentation)

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: Want to boost your PubMed prowess? Looking for preformulated searches on drugs, health information technology, public health and other topics? Spend an hour with Outreach Coordinator, Kate Flewelling, to save hours on your searches!

  • HIV/AIDS Resources/ October 2015 (Recording)

    Presenters: Allison McDougall, AIDSinfo Deputy Project Manager and Christina Copty, AIDSource Project Coordinator

    Description: AIDSinfo offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. AIDSource was developed by NLM to ensure that those seeking information about HIV/AIDS have a source of quality reviewed current content, and provides access to HIV/AIDS-related information both within and outside of the federal government. The presentation will cover the many features of AIDSinfo and AIDSource, including the portfolio of AIDSinfo mobile apps.

  • Web Portal of the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce August 2015 (Recording)

    Presenter: Hathy Simpson, Public Health Information Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region

    Description: Ms. Simpson will provide an overview of public health information resources available from the public health web portal, is external), including the Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (pre-formulated searches of PubMed). provides access to selected online public health resources from government agencies, health science libraries, and professional and research organizations.

  • HealthReach (formerly RHIN) / May 2015 (Recording)

    Presenter: Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine

    Description: HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency.

    Resources include:

    • Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
    • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
    • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health

      During the presentation the site will briefly be demonstrated. New initiatives, such as the funding and acquisition of new materials, will be discussed.
  • Environmental Health Information for Consumers / February 2015 (Recording Presentation (PPT) | Presentation (PDF))

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: Want to know what’s in your toothbase? Curious about fracking? Is your child looking for their next science project? The National Library of Medicine has a number of environmental health information resources for kids, teens, and adults. In this session, we will demo these interactive resources and discuss ways to use them for reference, outreach and personal use. These resources will include the Household Products Database, ToxTown, ToxMystery, and the Environmental Health Student Portal.

  • Searching for Drugs and Chemicals in PubMed / November 2014 (Recording |  Presentation (PPT) |  Presentation (PDF)

    Presenters: Sharon Dennis and Rebeeca Brown, National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

    Description: During this session, trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will help you become familiar with the NLM MeSH vocabulary related to chemicals and drugs, and to get comfortable with searching for drug information in PubMed. They will explain how chemicals, drugs and other substances are described in MeSH, discuss how to search for drugs or chemicals in PubMed, and demonstrate how to search using pharmacological action terms.