National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region


Supporting collaboration among regional libraries, information centers, and community-based organizations in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

The mission of the NN/LM is to enhance access to biomedical and health information for researchers, health professionals and the public. Located at the University of Washington, the Regional Medical Library for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region offers education programs, funding, and consultation to support research, health information services, resource sharing, community partnerships, and outreach in the region.

If your institution is not a member learn more about the benefits of membership and join now!

  • NLM Resources - Research for Nurses


    Free, reliable Resources for Nurses

    Learn about the National Library of Medicine's free, reliable resources for nurses interested in research in this 4 minute video.

    PubMed provides access to journal article citations and books, and the Clinical Queries feature can be used by clinicians to find studies, systematic reviews and other information. Find out about other ways to search PubMed, PubMed Health and other specialized resources for researchers here.



  • USDA Resource - My Plate, My State


    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate campaign

    uses the familiar image of a place setting to illustrate the five food groups important for a healthy diet. Many online tools and resources are available for children and adults. The latest feature, My Plate My State, asks the question, asks the question: What foods, flavors, and recipes is your state/territory known for, and how do they fit into your healthy eating style?

    Click on your state to see what foods are grown and produced there, especially during this season of growing and farmers markets.

  • PNR Partners

    Ranbow hands overlapping, reaching upwards

    PNR Partners is a new intermittent webinar series showcasing the work of our funding recipients.

    Upcoming Presentations:

    October 26, 2016 1PM Pacific
    Presenters: Robin Jones dentist and President of Children's International Health Relief, will talk about educating patients about the importance of dental health through use of smart phones and other technology devices and Meg Brunner, staff librarian at the University of Washington's Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, will present about the online toolkit of resources created to increase outreach and education for Washington state's communities needing reliable substance abuse information

    The August 18 recorded presentations by Laurel Egan (increase awareness of children's mental health resources in Butte, Montana) and Melanie Swenson (improving access to the patient portal through the use of iPads and training) are available to view. 

  • PNR Rendezvous

    PNR Rendezvous Mini

    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) hosts free monthly web-based continuing education classes, presentations, and talks with network members, called PNR Rendezvous.

    Upcoming Presentations:

    PubMed for Nurses: Creating a Tutorial for the National Library of Medicine
    October 19, 2016 1PM Pacific
    Presenter: Megan Kellner, Associate Fellow, National Library of Medicine

    The September recorded presentation is now available, Adventures in Precision Medicine: A Major Public Research Initiative and its Implications for Healthcare Consumers and Institutions