Does your collection include abstracting and indexing titles produced in cooperation with NLM, such as Hospital Literature Index and/or its successor Hospital and Health Administration Index, Index to Dental Literature, or International Nursing Index, all of which had ceased publication by the year 2000? In general, the NLM-derived citations in these publications are available in MEDLINE/PubMed. However, all of these publications also contained separate sections for monographic materials, which may not be available in the NLM collection. Therefore, NLM advises librarians that if access to the monographic materials in these tools are important at your institution, then retain these old print indexes in your collection. More details about each publication are available in this FAQ.
Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category
Following the latest biomedical literature can be a challenge, but NCBI’s new PubMed Journals resource will help you keep up-to-date.
Use PubMed Journals to:
- Easily find and follow journals of interest.
- Browse new articles in your favorite journal(s).
- Keep up-to-date with a Journal News Feed containing new arrivals, news links, trending articles, and important article updates (retractions and more!).
To follow a journal, you’ll need to be logged in to your NCBI account. PubMed Journals is an experiment of PubMed Labs, NCBI’s product incubator for delivering new features and capabilities to NCBI end users.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering three free online PubMed CE classes in September in a series called PubMed for Librarians. Each class is 90 minutes long and recorded for archival access. Each class is meant to be a stand-alone module. The classes include:
- Introduction to PubMed: September 7, 2016 (9AM PDT)
- MeSH: September 14, 2016 (9AM PDT)
- Automatic Term Mapping: September 21, 2016 (9AM PDT)
Visit the NN/LM Training Office PubMed for Librarians page to register and for a description of all three classes.
The following National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXNET databases now provide a link to an NLM PubMed search for the past five years of publications:
- Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
- Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
- Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
- International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER)
- Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS)
The PubMed (mobile version) results will appear in a new tab.
The project NLM 4 Caregivers is designed to increase awareness of NLM resources among family caregivers who actively seek health information online using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and listservs, for discussing and exploring health issues. NLM 4 Caregivers discusses a wide variety of resources for searching and managing medications, such as PillBox and DailyMed, tools for locating clinical trials (ClinicalTrials.gov), and tools for accessing both consumer health information (MedlinePlus) and the latest biomedical research (PubMed).
NLM 4 Caregivers shares health resources relevant to caregivers through many mediums, such as:
On July 7, NN/LM PSR presented Saving Time with PubMed Subject-Specific Queries! for the NLM Express webinar series. Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, provided some tips and tricks for preformulated PubMed searches on drugs, health information technology, public health and other topics.You can view the webinar by visiting our Distance Learning page or by clicking on the YouTube video player below.
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The National Library of Medicine’s LinkOut filters feature provides PubMed users with connections to web-accessible resources, including full-text articles, consumer health information, and supplementary data related to a PubMed citation. PubMed users can access information for over 5,700 Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) chemical substances via LinkOut. HSDB focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals.
To set up LinkOut to retrieve HSDB information:
- If you don’t already have a free MyNCBI account, create one;
- In the Filters box on your MyNCBI account page, click the “Manage filters” link;
- Click on LinkOut from the “Select Category” option;
- Click on the + next to the Chemical Information option;
- Then click on the + next to the Toxicology option;
- Check the two boxes next to HSDB–this saves these options.
Then run a search:
- Log into your MyNCBI account and go to PubMed;
- Run your search;
- On the upper right side of the results page find “Filter your results;”
- Click on the HSDB link;
- Then click on a result;
- Click on the HSDB icon. The link takes you to the HSDB record for chemical(s) mentioned in the article.
Please note that LinkOut is not available for citations marked as “In process.”
Several new changes have been implemented for PubMed displays:
- A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) link when available will be added to the end of each PubMed abstract display.
- The “Items per page” selection will be removed from the top of the results page because it is infrequently used by searchers. The selection will still be available at the bottom of the results page.
- To change the default “items per page” for all results consider using the My NCBI “Result display preferences” option.
For illustrations of the changes and sample display screens, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin.
The NLM exhibit booth at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) featured theater presentations to bring users up-to-date on several NLM products and services. Presentation recordings are now accessible from the NLM web site. The average video length is 20 minutes.
Join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) for the free online class PubMed for Librarians. Classes in June and July 2016 are now open for registration! The class is divided into five segments (90 minutes each); Introduction to PubMed, MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping, Building and Refining Your Search, and Customization – My NCBI. Each segment is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises and is worth 1.5 hours of MLA (Medical Library Association) CE (Continuing Education) credit. Participants can choose any or all of the 5 segments that interest them. Class space is limited, so register now!