Beginning with the July-September 2001 billing period the charge for international document requests filled by an electronic delivery method (Ariel, email) will be reduced by $2.00.
Starting Sunday July 1, 2001, document requests filled by NLM for international requesters (including Canada and Mexico) will be billed as follows:
Domestic ILL charges for document delivery from NLM have not changed. The charge is $9.00 for all delivery methods, with a $3.00 surcharge for fax.
The strategies used to create the subject subsets for PubMed are periodically reviewed and revised as needed. The AIDS subset has recently undergone a significant revision to update it. Changes include the addition of journal names, new terms, and improved retrieval from publisher-supplied and in process citations. You may notice increased retrieval when using this subset, or if you utilize this subset with PubMed's Cubby stored searches. The subset strategy can be viewed at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/pubmed_subsets/aids_strategy.html.
The MeSH Web site has been redesigned to make it easier to use and find information. The new page keeps everything in a compact arrangement so scrolling is eliminated.
New graphics give at-a-glance landmarks, even for first-time visitors. For example, the link to the printed MeSH aids, including the Annotated Alphabetic MeSH (MeSH), is an actual image for immediate recognition and meaning.
You can quickly find how to obtain copies of the MeSH, whether electronic or print; use the MeSH Browser; read the MeSH Fact Sheet; or see the members of the MeSH staff. As more information about MeSH and related efforts are available through the Web site, you will see the news announced on the MeSH site under What's New.
Comments about the pages and suggestions for more user-friendly changes are welcome! Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is now a link to PubMed Central (PMC) on PubMed's blue sidebar. PMC is NIH's digital archive of life sciences journal literature. Access to this literature is free and unrestrictive. Additional journals have been added to PMC and it now has its own search system. [Editor's Note: See the article, New Version of PubMed Central Released, in this issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin describing this and other new features of PubMed Central.]
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to release a new version of the PubMed Tutorial, formerly titled "PubMed Online Training." As always, the tutorial is available from the PubMed sidebar.
Notable additions include the Cubby module and, by user request, an Index. Both of these items can be accessed through the tutorial sidebar.
The tutorial also welcomes a fresh look with several new graphics and all new screenshots in the Flash animations. The animations were also optimized to decrease download times as well as to decrease the need for scrolling as requested by users.
NLM previously announced that Author and Personal Name as Subject name suffixes (Jr, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) were missing from many MEDLINE records. NLM has since recovered all the lost data. In March, over 200,000 records with corrected author names were replaced in PubMed and distributed to MEDLINE licensees (Technical Notes. NLM Tech Bull. 2001 Mar-Apr;(319):e1.) and on June 1, 2001 over 700 records with corrected Personal Names as Subject were replaced in PubMed and distributed to licensees.
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NLM is pleased to announce the release of the Specialized Information Services Division's redesigned Web site at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov. The new format makes it easier to locate information resources and services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and specialized topics in minority health.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have issued two new Clinical Alerts:
Diet and Exercise Dramatically Delay Type 2 Diabetes; Diabetes Medication Metformin Also Effective
NHLBI-Funded Emphysema Study Finds Certain Patients at High Risk for Death Following Lung Surgery
In collaboration with book publishers, NLM and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) are expanding the Books feature by adapting more books for the Web. As in the past, the books are linked to PubMed citations, but can now also be searched directly. To search Books, click on the "Books" link on the black bar, or choose Books from the "Search" pull-down menu on any PubMed screen. Searching and other new features will be explained in a forthcoming article.
In addition to the original text, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 3rd ed. (New York: Garland Publishing;1994) by Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and James D. Watson, the Books database now includes: