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Jul

16

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NLM Announces Digitization of Materials from the Leonidas H. Berry Papers

Posted by on July 16th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine has announced new public access to over 1,600 letters, photographs, and other materials selected and newly-digitized from the Leonidas H. Berry Papers 1907-1982 archival collection, celebrating the career and personal life of the trailblazing physician and civil rights advocate. Social justice activist, medical pioneer, and influential member of the African… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Disparities, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

Jul

16

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NCBI Bookshelf Update: Searching by MeSH Fields and Keywords Now Supported!

Posted by on July 16th, 2018

As of July 12, the NCBI Bookshelf supports searches by MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) fields, including MeSH Major Topics [MAJR], MeSH Subheadings [SH], and MeSH Terms [MH]. Bookshelf populates these MeSH fields in its index from the MeSH assignments in the NLM Catalog. Bookshelf now also supports searching by author supplied keywords. These keywords are… Read More »

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

Jul

09

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AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Website Ceasing Operations July 16

Posted by on July 9th, 2018

An announcement posted on the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) website states that “because federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NGC,” the site will shut down after July 16. A similar AHRQ online database, the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse, also will close up shop after July 16. The NGC debuted… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Healthcare Professionals, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

Jun

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NCBI Labs Project Update: PubMed Journals Discontinued on June 15

Posted by on June 27th, 2018

On June 15, PubMed Journals, an NCBI Labs project, was discontinued. It was launched in September 2016 as part of NCBI Labs, a product incubator for delivering new features and capabilities to NCBI end users. PubMed Journals helped people follow the latest biomedical literature by making it simple to find and follow journals, browse new… Read More »

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

Jun

22

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MeSH on Demand: New Tutorial Available

Posted by on June 22nd, 2018

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced a new five-minute video tutorial, MeSH on Demand: Finding MeSH Terms in Your Text. MeSH on Demand is a tool that uses the NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) to identify relevant Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms in text of up to 10,000 characters. The tool enables users… Read More »

Posted in: Education & Training, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

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