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Jul

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Exciting New Features Added to ChemIDplus!

Posted by on July 18th, 2014 0 comments

ChemIDplus is a dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures). It includes links to NLM and other databases and resources, including ones to over 100 federal, state and international agencies. ChemIDplus Lite is designed for simple searching on name or registry number. ChemIDplus Advanced helps users draw their own structures and perform similarity… Read More »

Posted in: Mobile Devices, NLM Resources

Jul

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National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) Offers Free Online TOXNET Class This Fall!

Posted by on July 17th, 2014 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous Moodle class called Discovering TOXNET from October 20 – November 14, 2014. Register now to discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises! The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules. Participants work on… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health

Jul

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NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine Summer 2014 Issue Available Online!

Posted by on July 14th, 2014 0 comments

The Summer 2014 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine features information on treating cataracts, understanding rheumatoid arthritis (RA), screening for breast cancer, and The Children’s Inn at NIH turning 25. The cover features Amy Robach, who was diagnosed as the one of 1-in-8 women in America who will be affected by breast cancer in their… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, NLM Resources

Jul

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Visualization Literacy

Posted by on July 11th, 2014 0 comments

With an increase of technology tools available for data reporting and visualization sometimes it’s challenging to know how to best use them to clearly communicate the intended meaning of the data. The concept of visualization literacy and a broader theme of visual literacy are often not included as part of the instructions guiding people in… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, General, Non-NLM Resources

Jul

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Low Cost Mapping Tools for Community-Based Organizations!

Posted by on July 10th, 2014 0 comments

Community Health Maps Blog is an initiative designed to share information about free and low cost and easy-to-use applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools. The goal is to help community-based and other types of small organizations collect and visualize information about their communities with an eye towards using these techniques to support planning… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, NLM Resources, Public Health

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