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New HHS Checklist Helps First Responders Ensure Language Access and Effective Communication During Emergencies

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a plain language checklist (PDF) to help first responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during emergency response and recovery efforts. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 350 languages are spoken… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Dec

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What’s New for 2019 MeSH!

Posted by on December 13th, 2018

MeSH is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus that is updated annually. It is used to index articles from thousands of biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMed database and for the cataloging of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the library. Overview of changes in the 2019 release of MeSH 421 New Descriptors 9 Deleted Descriptors 3… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

Dec

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Migration to DOCLINE 6.0 Expected in Early 2019!

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

In November 2018, DOCLINE libraries were sent email invitations to preview DOCLINE 6.0. The email provided users instructions to test their new Google login accounts and to review and update their library and holdings information. If you have not accessed DOCLINE 6.0, here are some helpful resources and video tutorials: Setting up Google login for DOCLINE Logging… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, DOCLINE, NLM Resources

Dec

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Recording for the Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management Webinar Now Available!

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

The archived recording of the December 7 session for the NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series is now available. The topic is “Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management,” and is presented by Katie Mika, Wikidata expert and librarian from the University of Colorado Boulder. This webinar introduces the WikiCite initiative to build a database of… Read More »

Posted in: Big Data, Data, Education & Training, Non-NLM Resources

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Newly Maintained MEDLINE for 2019 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

MEDLINE/PubMed citations and the MeSH translation tables are now updated to reflect 2019 MeSH with full searching functionality for Supplementary Concept Record (SCR) data and mapping. The citations newly indexed with 2019 MeSH since November 27 are available for searching in PubMed. NLM has resumed daily MEDLINE updates to PubMed. Now that end-of-year activities are… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

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