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Nov

21

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All about the new MeSH browser

Posted by on November 21st, 2016 0 comments

If you’ve spent any time among medical librarians, you’ve probably heard the term MeSH tossed about. MeSH stands for medical subject headings, the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus. In PubMed, MeSH is used to describe research articles. Likewise, you can use the MeSH database in PubMed to build very specific searches. But there is another, separate resource… Read More »

Posted in: News, PubMed

Nov

07

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Band Name or MeSH Term? A game based on the 2017 Medical Subject Headings

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 0 comments

The 2017 MeSH terms have been revealed and among them are molecules, philosophies and vices. Some of us here at the NTO geek out more than a little about the annual list of added and redacted medical subject headings, and this year we’d like to share that geekery with a game we’re calling: Band Name… Read More »

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Nov

02

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Teach Them What They Don’t Want to Know. A report from the field.

Posted by on November 2nd, 2016 0 comments

Recently, I taught a PubMed class at the public library targeted at clinicians. For almost a year I kept a folder at my desk (yes, a manila folder) that I would add notes that I scribbled on paper about content for the class. I had well over an hour of material and an hour and… Read More »

Posted in: PubMed

Jun

17

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Comings and Goings in PubMed

Posted by on June 17th, 2016 0 comments

Coming A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) link will be added to the end of each PubMed abstract display when available. Going The “Items per page” selection menu will be removed from the top of the results page because it is rarely used by searchers. The option will still be available at the bottom of the… Read More »

Posted in: PubMed

Jun

08

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Systematic Reviews and PubMed Health

Posted by on June 8th, 2016 0 comments

Are you interested in clinical effectiveness? Do you have a desire or need to keep up-to-date on information related to the prevention and treatment of diseases or conditions? Have you taken a look at PubMed Health recently? PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full… Read More »

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