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When a Pathfinder Needs a Pathfinder

Posted by on April 28th, 2009 2 comments

First, a bit of library jargon: a pathfinder is an organized list of starting places (links or print resources) for research into a particular field or topic. In 2003, The Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce created an excellent pathfinder at phpartners.org. Since then, it has grown into an incredibly comprehensive and… Read More »

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Regional Emergency Preparedness Page Updated with Swine Flu Info

Posted by on April 27th, 2009 0 comments

The NN/LM PNR Emergency Preparedness page was updated today – it now includes the Health and Human Services/CDC  Swine Flu widget so that you can easily link to updates and information about the Swine Flu outbreak.  The epidemic has already hit the West Coast in Canada and in California so we here in the Pacific… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, News From NN/LM PNR



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Search Clouds for MedlinePlus

Posted by on April 24th, 2009 0 comments

Here’s new feature in MedlinePlus, the Search Cloud.   The search cloud displays the top 100 search terms typed into the MedlinePlus search box. The search cloud is usually updated every week day. The terms appear in alphabetical order, and their size represents their relative frequency. The bigger the term, the more often it is… Read More »

Posted in: News From NN/LM PNR



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ICYou: YouTube for Health?

Posted by on April 14th, 2009 0 comments

There’s just something about video. It is more compelling than text, more personal than still images… or is it? Can you believe that more than ten hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute? More than 100 million U.S. viewers watched YouTube videos last January. At least 126 U.S. hospitals are using YouTube for… Read More »

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April Rendezvous on Scholarly Communication

Posted by on April 8th, 2009 1 comment

Join us on Wednesday, April 15, at noon Pacific Time (11am Alaskan/1pm Mountain) for this month’s RML Rendezvous:  a Scholarly Communication Update. This is your chance to catch up on recent developments in the Open Access movement and to learn how PubMed Central and the NIH Public Access Policy fit into the larger picture. This… Read More »

Posted in: News From NN/LM PNR, Training & Education

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