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Archive for the ‘NLM Technical Bulletin’ Category

New Clinical Advisory

Monday, September 19th, 2011

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) issued a new Clinical Advisory on September 19, 2011:

Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Trial: NINDS Stops Treatment with Combination Antiplatelet Therapy (Clopidogrel plus Aspirin) Due to Higher Risk of Major Hemorrhage and Death 

NINDS has stopped the combination antiplatelet intervention in the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) trial. This was a randomized, multicenter clinical trial conducted throughout North America, Latin America and Spain, to learn about preventing a second stroke in patients who had a subcortical stroke and to learn how to prevent cognitive problems after a stroke.

New Clinical Advisory Issued by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Sep-Oct;(382):e6.

New NLM Blog: ReferencePoint

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a new blog, ReferencePoint, targeting health sciences library staff in the U.S. and abroad. The blog will be used to increase the awareness of NLM products and services, inform about health sciences resources outside of NLM, and promote dialogue and learning exchanges between NLM staff and staff at other libraries.

Burke C. NLM Launches ReferencePoint Blog. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Jul-Aug;(381):e14.






New Look for PubMed Central

Monday, July 18th, 2011

PubMed Central (PMC) is the latest database from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to receive a facelift. The PMC interface update is similar to recent updates done to PubMed and Bookshelf  and provides for a more consistent design of the resource and navigation features.

PubMed Central Interface

Specific improvements include:

  • A revamped homepage, which offers better navigation through the site as well as direct access to resources such as the Users’ Guide and NIH Public Access information
  • Redesigned Advanced Search and Limits pages
  • An updated search results format
  • Direct access to images in PMC articles
  • A new organization and updated appearance for PMC’s informational pages, including drop-down menus for navigation links

For more information about the redesign, including screenshots of the various improvements please refer to the NLM Technical Bulletin article.

NLM Gateway Transitioning

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

NLM Gateway

On December 1, 2011 the NLM Gateway will be gone as we know it.  All but one database, Meeting Abstracts, can be searched through their own interfaces.  NLM has found that users prefer using the database interfaces to the Gateway.  As a result, NLM Gateway will be discontinued and a pilot project site from the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) will be created.  The new site will focus on Meeting Abstracts and Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj).

For more information, see Gillikin D. NLM Gateway Transitioning to New Pilot Project Site. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 May-Jun;(380):e9.

Educational Clearinghouses Merged

Friday, May 6th, 2011

MLA Educational Clearinghouse

The National Training Center‘s (NTC) Educational Clearinghouse has merged with the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Educational Clearinghouse. NLM, MLA and the NTC realized the two clearinghouses were duplicating information and decided to merge. The MLA Educational Clearinghouse now includes more than just continuing education classes, such as brochures and handouts. The clearinghouse can be searched by anyone, members and non-members.

For more information, read Zipser J, Cavanaugh D. NTCC Educational Clearinghouse Merges with the MLA Educational Clearinghouse. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 May-Jun;(380):e1.




NLM Classification 2011 Edition

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

NLM Classification

The NLM Technical Bulletin announced that the NLM Classification 2011 edition is now available. This marks the 60th anniversary of the NLM Classification. This edition incorporated all of the changes to the schedules and index from April 2010 to March 2011.  The major areas of focus are WL (Nervous System) and WM (Psychiatry).

For more details, see: Willis, S. NLM Classification 2011 Edition Now Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Jan-Feb;(378):e26.





NIH Issues New Clinical Alert

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Issues New Clinical Alert on Angioplasty Combined with Stenting Plus Aggressive Medical Therapy vs. Aggressive Medical Therapy Alone for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis: NINDS Stops Trial Enrollment Due to a Higher Risk of Stroke and Death in the Stented Group


NLM at MLA 2011

Monday, March 28th, 2011


The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held May 13-18, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. Attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth #510 (May 14-17) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics.

For more details, see Zipser J. 2011 MLA Meeting Reminder and NLM Invitation. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e10.


PubMed Mobile Beta

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Screen shot of Pubmed Mobile Beta on iPhone

PubMed Mobile Beta provides a simplified mobile friendly Web interface to access PubMed. PubMed Mobile includes the same basic search functionality and content as Standard PubMed.

PubMed Mobile does not include specialized search pages, such as Limits and Advanced search, or added features, such as My NCBI, Clipboard, or LinkOut/Outside Tool. To use these and other PubMed features, display your retrieval in Standard PubMed via the link at the bottom of the screen.

Canese K, Welker E. PubMed Mobile Beta. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e7.



DailyMed Mobile

Monday, March 7th, 2011

NLM has launched a mobile version of DailyMed.  It is accessible from any web-enabled mobile device.  The interface allows for easy searching or browsing of the 20,000 labels from the Food and Drug Administration.

For more details, see: Kiyoi S. DailyMed Mobile Version Launched. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e1.