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NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Total Worker Health® – What’s Work Got to Do With It?

Posted by on November 30th, 2015

Unlike traditional workplace systems, which often address worker safety, health, and well-being separately, Total Worker Health® (TWH) builds upon the foundation of protecting workers by supporting a universal understanding of the various factors that influence safety, health, and well-being. To better understand the benefits of an integrated approach to worker health, NIOSH, along with the… Read More »

Posted in: Education & Training, Non-NLM Resources

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Special NHGRI Seminar Series Begins December 3: “A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project’s Launch: Lessons beyond the Base Pairs”

Posted by on November 30th, 2015

October 1, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project. To commemorate this anniversary in a fashion that showcases the rich history of the Human Genome Project and the field of genomics over the last quarter-century, the NHGRI History of Genomics Program is hosting a seminar series entitled “A Quarter… Read More »

Posted in: Education & Training, Non-NLM Resources

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NLM Cataloging News for 2016

Posted by on November 30th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) adopted the 2016 MeSH vocabulary for cataloging on November 23, 2015. Accordingly, MeSH subject headings in LocatorPlus were changed to reflect the 2016 MeSH vocabulary and appear in that form as of November 23, 2015. When year-end processing (YEP) activities are completed in mid-December, the NLM Catalog, MeSH database,… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, Search Tools

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Subject Changes in NLM Distributed Records

Posted by on November 30th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) reminds libraries that beginning with the December 2015 distribution of new records in CATFILE and SERFILE, NLM subject terms (MeSH) will be distributed with topical subjects recorded in 650 $a or 650 $a $x; geographic subjects recorded in 651 $a or 651 $a $x; and publication type/genre terms record… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, Search Tools

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Pie Charts: Pros and Cons

Posted by on November 25th, 2015

Data visualization expert Stephen Few explained the problem with pie charts during this interview with the New York Times: “When looking at parts of a whole, the primary task is to rank them to see the relative performance of the parts. That can’t be done easily when relying on angles formed by a slice.” An article by American… Read More »

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

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