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Archive for May, 2006

Americans Support Free Access to Research

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Alliance for Taxpayer Access, Washington, DC – May 31, 2006 – In an online survey of public attitudes conducted recently and released today by Harris Interactive®, 8 out of 10 (82%) adults polled said they believe that “if tax dollars pay for scientific research, people should have free access to the results of the research on the Internet.” (more…)

Sharing Knowledge in the Network: Serials Management from OHSU

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Oregon Health & Science University

Diane Carroll, Collection Development Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University, presented on “Evaluation and Management of Print and Electronic Journals Using a Serials Decision Database” at the 2006 Online Northwest Meeting held at Corvallis, Oregon. (more…)

5 new books in the RML Professional Development collection

Friday, May 12th, 2006

New to our Lending Library and ready for check out:

Hay Group/
MLA 2005 Salary Survey by the Hay Group/Medical Library Association Hay Group/MLA Salary Survey

The New OPL Sourcebook: A Guide for Solo and Small Libraries
by Judith A. Seiss
OPL Sourcebook

Library Marketing that Works!
by Suzanne Walters
Library Marketing that Works!

Interpreting the Medical Literature, 4th edition
by Stephen H. Gehlbach
Interpreting the Medical Literature

Evidence-based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, 3rd edition
by Sharon E. Straus, W. Scott Richardson, Paul Glasziou, R. Brian Haynes
Evidence-Based Medicine

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NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Launched!

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

MedlinePlus Magazine Cover(Washington, D.C – May 8, 2006) — Stating that consumers can now have access to “information that comes directly from the world’s leading medical and health research organization,” the Honorable Paul Rogers, former member of Congress and Chairman of The Friends of the National Library of Medicine, today announced the launch of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine. This quarterly publication will be distributed free of charge to patients and their families in the waiting rooms of selected practicing physicians across the nation. (more…)

Health News Gets a Checkup on NPR

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

On The Media

On May 5, NPR’s On The Media profiled a website that grades health stories broadcast in the popular media. Health News Review ( was created by Gary Schwitzer, a professor of journalism at the University of Minnesota. (more…)

Intern Students at SCF Ponder Careers in Research

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

For the last several months, the research office at Southcentral Foundation has held an internship program to encourage more Native people to consider careers in research. Current intern participants include Tara Bourdukofsky (Aleut), Andrei Jacobs (Yupik) and Therese Brown (Yupik).

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, the interns attended two training sessions to develop their research skills and learn about on-line resources such as PubMed ( Through these events, interns networked with people from the University of Washington and the Seattle Indian Health Board.

Throughout the program, interns have read and reflected on both scientific articles and other literature. These activities help them develop the critical analysis skills required for research. The group has also engaged in active dialogue about community-based participatory research and genetics, and discussed how research relates to pediatric care, community planning and behavioral health services.

The research internship will officially end on April 30, 2006. One intern’s journal entry frames their overall experience quite well: “In my opinion, Alaska Native people have been involved in research for a very long and ancient time. One just needs to look into the life and times of our people. Our ability to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing environment requires great skills. These skills are built on our ability to observe, learn, act and then re-do activities to improve the process.”