Posts filed under ‘NLM Update’

NLM Announces Free Medical Image Database: MedPix

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MedPix Interface

The National Library of Medicine recently announced the launch of MedPix, a large database of medical images from a number of different specialties including radiology, pathology, and ophthalmology.  There are over 53,000 images from 13,000 cases in the collection, and images can be searched by disease category, disease location, and patient profile.

February 5, 2016 at 2:25 pm

NLM Updates

PubMed Subject Filter Strategies Updated for 2015

PubMed subject filter strategies are reviewed each year to determine if modifications are necessary.

Public Invited to March 30, 2015 Event Honoring NLM Director Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg as He Retires

National Library of Medicine Deputy Director Betsy Humphreys cordially invites you to celebrate the contributions of NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, on the occasion of his retirement.

 New Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine

This distinguished group has been asked to lay out the vision for the NLM, in order to ensure it remains an international leader in biomedical and health information.

Improved Serials Searching in the NLM Catalog

On January 9, 2015 NLM unique identifiers (UIs) were added to linking fields (e.g. earlier title/later title, absorbed by, split from/split into, supersedes, etc.) in most serial records where NLM has a bibliographic record for the related title.

What’s New for 2015 MeSH

MedlinePlus now offers RSS feeds for every health topic page on the site — nearly 1,800 feeds for MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en espanol combined.

PubMed Commons Blog: Introducing PubMed Commons Journal Clubs

Journal clubs will be able to share key points, questions, and summaries from their discussions – right below citations in PubMed.

 

March 27, 2015 at 11:25 am

NLM Updates

MeSH on Demand Update: How to Find Citations Related to Your Text
In May 2014, NLM introduced MeSH on Demand, a Web-based tool that suggests MeSH terms from your text such as an abstract or grant summary.  A new MeSH on Demand feature displays the PubMed ID (PMID) for the top ten related citations in PubMed that were also used in computing the MeSH term recommendations.

Send in Your Application to Participate in “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” Bioinformatics Course
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the NLM Training Center (NTC) will be offering “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course in 2015.

New Tutorial: Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed
The tutorial offers tips on effectively and efficiently searching PubMed for drugs and chemicals.

NLM Launches “Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection”The National Library of Medicine launches a special display in the History of Medicine Division Reading Room and an online adaptation of Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection.

NLM Announces Community Health Maps Blog
Community Health Maps Blog (communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov) is an initiative designed to share information about free and low cost and easy-to-use applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools.

NCBI Insights Blog: Advice for NIH Grantees: How to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy

To comply with NIH Public Access Policy, here are the steps you should take…

MedlinePlus Mobile Update: Full Access from Your Phone
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) released new versions of the MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español mobile sites in October 2014.

DOCLINE 5.0 Released: Introduces Serials Embargo InformationThe U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) released DOCLINE 5.0 on August 27, 2014. DOCLINE is an NLM Web-based system for interlibrary loan of biomedical literature among participating libraries in the U.S. and Canada.

2015 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Now Available
The Introduction to MeSH 2015 is now available, including information on its use and structure, as well as recent updates and availability of data.

National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on Flickr
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that it is now a participating institution of the Commons on Flickr.

My NCBI Curriculum Vitae Web Application: SciENcv
SciENcv is a new feature in My NCBI that helps users create an online professional profile that can be made public to share with others.

NLM Information Resources for the 2014 Ebola Outbreak
Several resources at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are available to those who need access to health information related to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

 

October 30, 2014 at 11:05 am

NLM Updates

Help for Authors to Select MeSH Descriptors for Articles
MeSH provides two tools to help authors select MeSH descriptors as key words for articles.

NLM @ MLA – 2014
MLA 2014: NLM Update PowerPoint Presentations MLA 2014: DOCLINE Users’ Group Meeting MLA 2014: NLM Theater Presentations

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MeSH on Demand, a new feature that uses the NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) to find MeSH terms.

Save the Dates: 2015 “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” Course

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the NLM Training Center (NTC) will be offering “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course in 2015.

PubMed Update: Social Media Icons Added

Social media icons have been added to the PubMed Abstract display.

National Library of Medicine Announces Community Health Maps Blog

Community Health Maps Blog (communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov) is an initiative designed to share information about free and low cost and easy-to-use applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools.

NLM Announces Biomedical Informatics Course, in Partnership with Georgia Regents University

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that Georgia Regents University (GRU) will serve as the host organization for the NLM-sponsored biomedical informatics course.

 

July 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm

NLM Updates

NLM @ MLA 2014

MLA attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth #326 (May 17-20) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services.

NLM and Wellcome Library Establish Agreement to Make 150 Years of Biomedical Journals Freely Available Online

Representatives of the NLM and the Wellcome Trust recently signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to make thousands of complete back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available online.

MedlinePlus Connect Supports ICD-10-CM Requests

MedlinePlus Connect now supports ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition, Clinical Modification) queries.

PubMed for Librarians: Free Online Classes Open for Registration

Additional May 2014 and August 2014 classes are available for registration at: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html.

New Research Tool – Drug Information Subject Guide

NLM is pleased to announce the release of a new Drug Information subject guide as part of our Subject Guides on Selected Topics series.

New TOXNET Interface Coming in Spring 2014

A new NLM TOXNET interface will be introduced this Spring. It will provide an improved appearance and interactive capabilities as well as a more current look and feel.

 Trials in PubMed Linking to Systematic Reviews

PubMed Health’s curated collection of systematic reviews now has an important new role: enabling PubMed users to go straight from a clinical trial to systematic reviews that have considered it.

 Additional OLDMEDLINE Citations

In an ongoing project to convert information from older print indexes that were the precursors to Index Medicus, over 11,800 citations from the 1950-1959 Current List of Medical Literature (CLML) and the 1960-1965 Cumulative Index Medicus (CIM) were added to PubMed.

April 30, 2014 at 11:36 am

NLM Updates

Structured Abstracts in MEDLINE: Newly Identified and Mapped Labels Available

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its list of structured abstract labels. This updated list, along with the NLM-assigned broader category mappings, can be downloaded for free from the Structured Abstracts resource page which also provides NLM guidelines and other background information to assist licensees or researchers.

What’s New for 2014 MeSH

Overview of Vocabulary Development and Changes for 2014

  • 304 Descriptors added
  • 40 Descriptor terms replaced with more up-to-date terminology
  • 8 Descriptors deleted

Apply to Attend the Winter 2014 Online Class “Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching”

This course is offered online (asynchronous) from February 10 – March 21, 2014. The course format includes video lectures, readings, a molecular vocabulary exercise, an NCBI discovery exercise, and other hands-on exercises. The instructor is Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.

PubMed Commons Blog – Keeping You Up to Date About PubMed Commons

Iyou are one of the millions of people who visit PubMed today, be on the look-out for something different. On each abstract page, there’s now a section called PubMed Commons. It’s a forum for scientific discussion on publications open to any authors in the world’s largest biomedical literature database.

NLM Releases Digitized Collection of Its Publications and Productions

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new addition to its Digital Collections: over 500 NLM publications and productions dating from the 1860s to the 1990s.

NLM, in Cooperation with National Museum of American History, Launches “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry”

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in cooperation with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, launches a special display in the History of Medicine Division Reading Room, a traveling banner exhibition made available free of charge to cultural institutions across the country, and an online adaptation of From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry. From DNA to Beer explores some of the processes, problems, and potentials inherent in technologies that use life.

DIRLINE Ends Its 30 Year Run

Due to a changing technical and budgetary environment, the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) is no longer adding, updating or maintaining records in DIRLINE.

Updates to PMC Archive and Table of Contents Pages: Embargoed Articles Now Listed

The display of the journal archive pages in PubMed Central (PMC) for full participation journals was updated to include links to all issues in PMC, even if all of the articles in the issue are under embargo. Table of contents (TOC) pages are also now available for each issue that is in PMC, even if all articles are embargoed.

January 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

NLM Updates

PubMed Relevance Sort

PubMed now includes a new relevance sort option. The “Relevance” sort option will be available from the “Display Settings” menu under the “Sort by” selections.

PubMed Commons: A New Forum for Scientific Discourse

NCBI has released a pilot version of a new service in PubMed  allows researchers to post comments on individual PubMed abstracts. Called PubMed Commons, this service is an initiative of the NIH leadership in response to repeated requests by the scientific community for such a forum to be part of PubMed.

Upcoming New Interface for TOXNET

An updated version of TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) will be released in 2014. The new design will offer seamless navigation for non-professionals as well as professionals. The update will include a more current look and feel, improved interactive capabilities and a better integrated “All Search Results.”

NLM, AAHSL Announce 2013-2014 Leadership Fellows Program Participants

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) are pleased to announce the selection of fellows and mentors for the 2013-2014 class of their jointly sponsored leadership program. This will be the twelfth LFP class.

2014 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Now Available
The Introduction to MeSH 2014 is now available, including information on its use and structure, as well as recent updates and availability of data.

Changes Coming to Author Affiliations

Starting with the 2014 PubMed system in mid-December 2013, NLM will implement a new policy that allows publishers submitting XML citation data for MEDLINE indexed journals to submit Author Affiliations for each Author name, Investigator name or Corporate Author name.

October 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

NLM Updates

NLM Catalog Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page

The NLM Catalog Limits page was replaced with the results filter sidebar on June 5th.

UMLS 2013AA Release Available

The 2013AA release of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Knowledge Sources is available for download as of May 8, 2013.

MLA 2013

The NLM has provided the following materials from the Medical Library Association 2013 annual meeting.

NIH launches Dietary Supplement Label Database

The Dietary Supplement Label Database, free of charge and hosted by the National Institutes of Health, is available at www.dsld.nlm.nih.gov.

NLM Catalog Quick Tours

Brief animated tutorials with audio for using the NLM Catalog.

PubMed for Trainers: Free Hybrid Classes Open for Registration

Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for the hybrid class “PubMed for Trainers” (PMT), offered at various locations across the country from September 2013 through April 2014.

History of Medicine Division Launches “Circulating Now,” a New Blog Featuring the Historical Collections

The NLM’s History of Medicine Division has launched a new blog, Circulating Now, to encourage greater exploration and discovery of one of the world’s largest and most treasured history of medicine collections.

NLM Announces Release of Pill Images

The NLM announces the release of about 1,800 new high quality images of solid oral dosage medications.

National Library of Medicine Launches “Outreach to Specific Populations” Listserv

NLM announces the creation of a new Outreach to Specific Populations listserv.

July 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

NLM Updates

My NCBI Saved Search Enhancements

My NCBI saved searches now allow modifying of search terms.

PubMed for Librarians: Free Online Classes Open for Registration

Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for the free online class “PubMed for Librarians.” Classes in April, June, and September 2013 are now open for registration.

PubMed History and Search Bar Updates

Several enhancements to the History and Search bars have been added to PubMed.

Non-English Abstracts in PubMed

Publishers will soon have the opportunity to submit non-English abstracts to PubMed.

Author Keywords in PubMed

PubMed now displays author keywords when supplied by publishers.

NISO Publishes Recommended Practice PIE-J: Presentation & Identification of E-Journals

On March 27, 2013, NISO announced the publication of a new Recommended Practice: PIE-J: Presentation & Identification of E-Journals (NISO RP-16-2013). This Recommended Practice was developed to provide guidance on the presentation of e-journals.

NLM @ MLA – 2013

The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held May 3-8, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. Attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth #226 (May 4-7) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services.

My Bibliography: Public Access Compliance Video

This video helps NIH-funded scientists link funding to their citations and manage compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

May 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

NLM Updates

MeSH 2013 – Implications for LocatorPlus, NLM Catalog, and the NLM Classification

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) adopted the 2013 MeSH vocabulary for cataloging on November 19, 2012.

MEDLINE Data Changes — 2013

This article collects the notable data changes made to MEDLINE during annual National Library of Medicine (NLM) maintenance known as Year-End Processing (YEP) for 2013.

New NLM Resources for Toxicologists and Laboratory Safety

The NLM Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released “Especially for Toxicologists,” a guide to NLM resources on environmental health, toxicology, and chemical information for toxicologists.

The PubReader View: A New Way to Read Articles in PMC

NCBI has developed a new presentation style called PubReader, an easier way to use your Web browser to read articles in PubMed Central on your desktop, laptop, or tablet computer.

Broad Subject Terms for Indexed Journals Updated

Broad Subject Terms are MeSH headings that describe the overall coverage of an indexed journal. These terms, which are also searchable in the NLM Catalog database, have recently been updated.

PubMed Sidebar Search Filter Defaults Updated

The default choices in the sidebar have changed.  A video tutorial is available.

January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

NLM Updates

Retrieving History of Medicine Citations in MEDLINE/PubMed

Searching PubMed for articles relating to the history of medicine has become easier with the introduction of the new PubMed left hand filter sidebar. The filter sidebar allows users to easily select different filters to apply to a PubMed search.

2013 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Now Available

The Introduction to MeSH 2013 is now available, including information on its use and structure, as well as recent updates and availability of data.

Disaster Preparedness Partnership Sparks New NLM Technologies

Two new technologies in development and being tested by the National Library of Medicine may help transform the way hospitals keep track of patients during emergencies.

Structured Abstracts in MEDLINE: Newly Identified and Mapped Labels Available

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its list of structured abstract labels. This updated list, along with the NLM-assigned broader category mappings, can be downloaded for free from the Structured Abstracts resource page which also provides NLM guidelines and other background information to assist licensees or researchers.

NIH launches free database of drugs associated with liver injury

Researchers and health care professionals can use the LiverTox database to identify basic and clinical research questions to be answered and to chart optimal ways to diagnose and control drug-induced liver injury.

New Style and New Content for ClinicalTrials.gov

The new ClinicalTrials.gov user interface was launched on September 19, 2012 at  http://ClinicalTrials.gov/.

October 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

NLM Updates

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 http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html.

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

August 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

NLM Updates

National Library of Medicine Ends Its Support for ToxSeek

Since there are now several comparable alternatives for users needing a federated search, such as Science.gov, NLM will realign the resources to support other mission-critical programs.

NLM @ MLA – 2012

Attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth #321 (May 19-22) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services.

Versioning in PubMed

PubMed now supports versioned citations. Revisions, scientific updates, and updates of reviews are examples of content that could be versioned. A FAQ page is available.

Archived Webinar: Showcase of NLM APIs

Software developers are invited to join NLM data experts as they showcase NLM APIs.  Webinar has already taken place, but has been archived for future viewing.

NIHSeniorHealth Redesign

In March, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) released a redesigned version of NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health consumer health Web site for older adults.

PubMed Results and Citation Manager Software

The PubMed “Send to” menu was updated to include a “Citation manager” selection.

PubMed and the My NCBI Favorites Collection Feature

The PubMed Abstract display now includes a “Save items” portlet that will provide users with an easy way to add items of interest to a My NCBI collection.

New WISER Updates – iPhone/iPod Touch & WebWISER

The second release for WISER for iPhone/iPod touch is now available. See what’s new for more information in this updated release.

April 26, 2012 at 8:31 am

NLM Updates

Update — PubMed Health December 2011 Release

With its December release, PubMed Health grows to over 18,000 systematic reviews and health technology assessments in the last 10 years.

AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Redesigned

Sites Offer Federally Approved Information on HIV Treatment and Research

What’s New for 2012 MeSH

Overview of Vocabulary Development and Changes for 2012 MeSH

PubMed Advanced Search Page Updated

In December of 2011, the PubMed Advanced search page was modified to provide users with a less cluttered, more intuitive way to build searches.

MEDLINE Data Changes — 2012

This article collects, in one place, the notable data changes for 2012. Some topics may be linked to another article where details will be found.

2011AB UMLS Release Available on UTS
You may now browse the 2011AB Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Release on the UMLS Terminology Services (UTS)

Tox Town Introduces New US Southwest Neighborhood

What is fracking? What are uranium tailings and how can they affect my health? Answers to these questions can be found in Tox Town’s new US Southwest Scene.

A Look Inside NLM’s New Exhibition, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness”

The exhibition explores health and medicine from the perspective of contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2012/01/a-look-inside-nlms-new-exhibit.html

January 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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