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Archive for September, 2012

Advance Warning or Sudden Disaster: Either Way, Are You Prepared?

With September being National Preparedness Month, we’ve been hearing a lot about how to prepare for emergencies. Indeed, hurricanes, fires, and other events over this past summer and early fall are reminders of the importance of being prepared, with or without advance warning. In an ideal world, the time to prepare for a disaster or emergency is of course prior to the event, with continued awareness of how to maintain readiness and to know what to do during and after an actual event. (more…)

Health Information “Flowing Out”

by Yamila El-Khayat, MALS
Outreach Services Librarian, Arizona Health Sciences Library
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

I recently presented training in Chinle, Arizona, in the Navajo Nation. Chinle is located in the far northeastern corner of the state, in Apache County, and is roughly a seven-hour drive from Tucson. In Navajo, Chinle means “Flowing Out,” a reference to the location where the water flows out of the Canyon de Chelly, which explains why I chose the title for this article. The session occurred this past summer, when I had the opportunity to travel to Chinle to provide training for 20 public health nurses, who received a three-hour presentation covering searching techniques, PubMed, the Arizona Health Information Network (AZHIN), and other open source resources. (more…)

DOCLINE Version 4.9 Released!

NLM released DOCLINE 4.9 today, September 25, 2012. Although this new version is largely a maintenance release, there are several new borrowing features. The Release Notes are available and the key points are summarized below. (more…)

New NLM Genetics Education Resource–GeneEd!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd. Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and with teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a useful resource of trusted information, designed to help students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 learn about genetics. (more…)

What’s New from the NLM Technical Bulletin, July-August 2012

Here are some highlights from the NLM Technical Bulletin issue from July-August 2012: (more…)