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Now Available: Search DailyMed by Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII)

Posted by on October 20th, 2017

Users can now search DailyMed by unique ingredient identifier (UNII) for an active ingredient and an active moiety. Instead of relying on drug or chemical names, which vary across countries and regions, searching by UNII allows DailyMed to retrieve drug product records by ingredient using a common global identifier. To illustrate, a common active ingredient… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, Search Tools



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Testing Available for a New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface!

Posted by on October 17th, 2017

NLM needs your input as it experiments with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a modern, mobile-first user interface. You can try out these elements at PubMed Labs, a website created for the very purpose of giving potential new PubMed features a test drive and gathering user opinions. The key elements being tested… Read More »

Posted in: Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools



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Search for Potential Environmental Health Hazards in your Community with Tox-App!

Posted by on October 4th, 2017

Use Tox-App, a free mobile app for iOS users from the National Library of Medicine, to search for industrial facilities that reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment (based on data from the US EPA TRI program). Tox-App includes a subset of about 100 TRI chemicals for the most current TRI year. You can download Tox-App from… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health and Toxicology, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools



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NLM Resources for National Depression Screening Day

Posted by on October 3rd, 2017

More than 19 million teens and adults in the US have symptoms of depression. October 5 is National Depression Screening Day®. The National Library of Medicine offers depression and mental health resources for a range of special populations to promote depression awareness and options for seeking diagnosis and treatment. Use these resources to locate information about… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Events, Health Literacy, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Search Tools



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Comments Requested by October 31 for Proposed Changes to Indicators for Some Subject Fields in MARC Records

Posted by on September 25th, 2017

As part of NLM’s efforts to prepare cataloging data for a linked data environment, it has been determined that some of the MARC coding for the subject fields is not accurate and will not create true triple statements in an RDF environment. Historically, all MARC 6XX fields used in NLM bibliographic records have been assigned… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, Search Tools

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