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Finding and Using Local Health Statistics to Inform Library Services

Posted by on February 7th, 2022 0 comments

Diving into the statistics about health in your state, county, or city can give you essential information about common health issues in your area. Health statistics can inform your programming, services, and library collections and can help you to accurately describe the health information needs of your community when advocating for new services, marketing services… Read More »

Posted in: Health Disparities, Health Equity, Public Libraries



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Resources for Teaching PubMed

Posted by on January 11th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides ready-made PowerPoint presentations, tutorials, and handouts for librarians and researchers who teach PubMed. As your 2022 calendar fills with instruction session requests, consider incorporating these resources into your classes and research guides. PowerPoint Presentations Introduction to PubMed (download slides) is a 45-minute presentation with speaker notes, introducing new… Read More »

Posted in: Education, Library staff, Training & Education



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MEDLINE Now Playing on a Platform Near You: Maximizing Your MEDLINE Experience in PubMed, EBSCO, and Ovid

Posted by on November 17th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Pacific Northwest Chapter/ Medical Library Association (PNCMLA) hosted a virtual conference November 4-5, 2021. At the conference, I presented with Andrew Hamilton (Oregon Health & Science University) and Diana Louden (University of Washington) on searching MEDLINE in PubMed, EBSCO, and Ovid. The presentation included and overview of MEDLINE and tips on searching in each… Read More »

Posted in: Bio-Medical Professionals, Education, Library staff, Training & Education



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National Library of Medicine Fills Interlibrary Loan Requests from Print Collection

Posted by on September 3rd, 2021 0 comments Tags:

Beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021 the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will fill interlibrary loan requests from the print collection. With the onset of COVID-19 NLM Interlibrary Loan filled interlibrary loan requests from electronic resources only, and is now ready to fill requests from the print and electronic collections. Initial response times to requests from… Read More »

Posted in: News from NLM, Resource Sharing & Document Delivery



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Hello from Region 5 staff: Meet Emily Hamstra

Posted by on August 16th, 2021 0 comments

Hello, I’m Emily Hamstra, Outreach & Access Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 5. In this role, I provide training on resources provided by the National Library of Medicine, support DOCLINE users, manage the members directory and all things membership-related for Region 5 (join NNLM today!), and do outreach to… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, News from NNLM Region 5

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