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Jul

03

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Closure of National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services Division on June 30

Posted by on July 3rd, 2019

As the National Library of Medicine (NLM) implements its Strategic Plan, 2017-2027, it is making organizational changes that include the closure of the Specialized Information Services (SIS) division, effective June 30, 2019, and the transition of many SIS programs into other parts of NLM. This integration serves to not only improve discoverability of and access… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health and Toxicology, News & Reports, NLM Resources

Apr

08

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Recording for the NNLM Resource Picks Webinar on ToxTutor Now Available!

Posted by on April 8th, 2019

The archived recording of the March 27 session for the NNLM collaborative webinar series, NNLM Resource Picks, is available. The topic is ToxTutor, a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology for users of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) chemical and toxicology databases. The webinar is presented by Dr. Pertti (Bert) Hakkinen, the Senior… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health

Nov

20

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NLM’s ToxMystery Resource Retiring on December 31, 2018!

Posted by on November 20th, 2018

NLM has announced that ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. Although the game has provided years of fun and entertainment, the decision was made to retire… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources

Nov

02

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NNLM Resource Picks Recordings of July & September 2018 Sessions Now Available!

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities.  If you missed the July and September sessions, the recordings are now available! On… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Trials, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health

Oct

11

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NLM’s Tox Town Website Gets a New Look!

Posted by on October 11th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. Enhancements of the new design, informed by extensive user research, include: Enhanced search optimization Improved readability New Tox Town features reflecting consumers’ frequently… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

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