NLM Updates

August 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Selected updates from the NLM Technical Bulletin

New App Serves as Guide to NLM Mobile

The National Library of Medicine has released a new mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources. This app will improve your ability to find and use NLM mobile apps and sites.

NLM Acquires Collection of Materials Relating to American Civil War Surgeon S. Weir Mitchell

The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, has acquired a collection of over 200 books and periodical issues related to the literary achievements of the prominent American Civil War surgeon S. Weir Mitchell (1829-1914).

National Library of Medicine Announces Updated WISER App

NLM announces an update for the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) app. WISER for iOS 3.0 adds native support for the iPad in addition to support for the iPhone and iPod touch.

PubMed Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page

In order to provide users with a more visible and accessible way to narrow PubMed results, the Limits page will be replaced by a results filter sidebar. The filter sidebar options will work the same way as the limit selections. These changes were implemented in PubMed on May 10, 2012.

PubMed Discovery Tools

PubMed “Results by year” and PubMed Central “PMC images search” tools now display in the discovery column for all PubMed users.  These changes were implemented in PubMed on June 18, 2012.

Upcoming PubMed, TOXNET, and Teaching with Technology Classes

Trainers from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and NLM Training Center (NTC) are offering no-cost classes this summer and autumn: “PubMed for Trainers,” “TOXNET and Beyond,” and “Teaching with Technology: Tips, Techniques and Tools.” Classes are open to residents of the U.S. To register, visit the NTC Web site at

Article Versions and MEDLINE/PubMed Citations FAQ

A new FAQ, Article Versions and MEDLINE/PubMed Citations, is now available. You’ll find information on:

  • What is and is not a versioned citation
  • How a versioned citation looks in MEDLINE/PubMed
  • Publication Date vs. the Version Date
  • Version Number and VersionID
  • Versioning publication model

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