MEDLARS® Management Section (MMS)
The primary focus of MMS is database development, management, testing and quality assurance to foster expanded access to health information for health professionals and the general public.
MMS staff collaborate with National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Office of Computing and Communications Systems (OCCS) and Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) staff to develop, test and support PubMed® and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), and provide customer service, training and user documentation for these and other NLM systems.
MMS staff are responsible for the following:
Distance education resources provided by the NLM.
Register for classes using the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Web site.
Licensing / Data Distribution
Lease MEDLINE/PubMed journal citations; bibliographic records from the NLM catalog; toxicological, chemical or directory data; or UMLS Knowledge Sources.
Information about and access to the UMLS resources, including the Metathesaurus®, the Semantic Network, SPECIALIST Lexicon and lexical tools and MetamorphoSys, and links to UMLS Terminology Services (UTS) including Metathesaurus and SNOMED CT® Browsers.
Database Support & Documentation
The official channel for distributing news and information about NLM systems.
Maintain listing of Databases and Resources.
A comprehensive list of NLM resources about MEDLINE and PubMed.
Find frequently asked questions (FAQs) or send questions and comments about NLM's databases.