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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is known for its vast collection of biomedical information and for providing freely available and authoritative resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus. Its History of Medicine division also provides a wonderful exhibitions program highlighting history, the arts, social issues, professions, and medicine utilizing NLM’s vast collections. You may be… Read More »
Last January, MLA announced the Data Services Specialization (DSS) certificate that librarians can earn to demonstrate their attainment of the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to provide data services. Best geared for health sciences librarians and information professionals and built upon the MLA Data Services Competency, the Basic Certification requires the completion of four 4-credit free… Read More »
Many of you may be familiar with our consumer health classes that we offer for free and are eligible towards obtaining the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Many attendees have expressed concern about what resources to include in their library collections, especially print. Print health information resources are a conundrum as… Read More »
Love Data Week is an annual international celebration of all aspects of data. This February 8th-12th, NNLM is spotlighting four experts on various aspects of open data for a week of learning and sharing in the spirit of “open.” At four 30-minute “coffee chat” sessions fromMonday through Thursday, listen to each one of our guest… Read More »
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Significant contributors to heart disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. February is American Heart Month. It’s a good time to start taking steps to improve your health. (Remember those New Year’s resolutions?) Consider also taking some time this month… Read More »
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