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Archive for February, 2005

PubMed Manuals Updated

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

There have been numerous changes to PubMed and other NLM resources lately. If you are teaching others how to use them you will be interested in the recently updated editions of the PubMed, NLM Gateway, and training workbooks. These are now available for downloading from the NLM Web site. Both workbooks were updated to reflect changes since January 2004. Please note that the PubMed workbook includes the most recent significant changes to PubMed including My NCBI.

For the all the information and links, go to the Technical Bulletin at:

2005 Outreach Project Awards Begin

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

by Linda Milgrom, Outreach Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region

The Regional Medical Library is pleased to announce four new Outreach Project Awards. This year, network members in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska will be collaborating with local agencies in a variety of health information activities. Pedometers? Radio spots? Satellite and cable broadcasts? Yes, library colleagues will be using these and other innovative “avenues” to share information skills and support trainings.

Big News for LinkOut Libraries

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

LinkOut libraries, you can now use one special PubMed URL to:

* activate your library’s icon for PubMed cites from journals you subscribe to,
* activate your icons for all free full text, and
* SUPPRESS publishers’ icons!

Here’s how:

PubMed Has Changed — Today!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

Look for the new tabs in PubMed for Limits, Preview/Index, Details, History and Clipboard. Check out the Limits tabs that give you number of hits. Try the mouse-over on the title abbreviations and get the full title of the journal. And of course Cubby has given way to MyNCBI.

Hurry on over to PubMed and discover the improvements for yourself. And be sure to let your patrons know too. They will appreciate them as much as you do.

No more guessing at what the journal title may be. HURRAY!!