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Archive for June, 2009

MyNCBI Enhancements May/June 2009

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

In the latest NLM Technical Bulletin posting is a full description of recent changes to MyNCBI. These changes include the ability to share your individual saved collection(s) by changing your settings to public. If you want to keep them private no change is needed. You can also create your own customized filters. A full explanation is given in the May 29th posting.

If you’re interested in more information about MyNCBI go to the section in the online PubMed Help Book. This is a complete overview from setting up your account to managing your settings and data.

NLM Theater Presentations

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The NLM Theater Presentations from the MLA conference are now available online.
You can find them on the NLM Distance Education Program Resources page under the Medical Library Association 2009 Annual Meeting Theater Presentations. NLM Theater Presentations 2009

The presentations cover:

* Update (16 min.)
* From Environmental Health to Disaster Information Management (coming soon)
* Journals Database: Did You Know? (14 min.)
* LinkOut for Libraries Tips and Tricks (7 min.)
* Medicare & Medicaid Resources for the Consumer Health Librarian (20 min.)
* MedlinePlus and Go Local Update (coming soon)
* MyMedicationList (coming soon)
* Public Health and Health Services Research: What’s Happening at NLM? (19 min.)
* PubMed Update (17 min.)
* PubMed Central and NIH Public Access Update (23 min.)

The PubMed Update covers citation searching, Advanced Search page, MyNCBI and more. Toward the end of the presentation you will find a mock up of what the PubMed Interface Redesign will look like. Changes are expected at the end of the summer.

What is “Good Health Information?”

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association want to show you how to find the information that will help you achieve good health. The site introduces the resources of the National Library of Medicine and provides information that helps communities of color in rural settings make good health decisions.

Why do I need this information?

The site specifically addresses the diseases and illnesses that disproportionately impact people of color by educating and making medical information more accessible.

How do I use the Good Health Information website?

Visitors will find quick links to health topics, as well as a tutorial to help them get started.

How do I find “Good Health Information?”

Simply visit Good Health Information at to learn more!

Look for Good Health Information at the Diversity and Outreach Fair at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!


Announced by:
Isaac Tufvesson
Communications Specialist
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)

American Library Association (ALA)
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Il 60611
312-280-2140 or toll free:
800-545-2433, x 2140
fax: 312-280-3256

NIH News in Health – June Issue

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

 Check 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.  

This edition features articles about:

  • preventing sports injuries
  • tick bites
  • Medicare information for caregivers
  • acupuncture for back pain

To request print copies free of charge for your library, doctor’s office or institution, please email or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

To recommend topics for upcoming issues or share how you use the newsletter, visit the NIH News in Health Facebook wall .

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