The April 2000 edition of the workbooks used in the two NLM/National Online Training Center PubMed/IGM classes (2-day Introduction class and the 1-day Keeping Up class), now available for downloading from the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Web site.
The workbooks are available for downloading in PDF and WordPerfect 6.1 or higher formats. The PDF formats are best viewed with Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 4.0 or higher.
These workbooks are not copyrighted. Feel free to use any part of the workbooks -- you may customize parts for training programs, demos, or workshops you conduct. Or you may use the workbooks as a self-training guide if you can't get to a class or your scheduled class is several months away. The workbooks are found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/web_based.html. Also, look at PubMed's online Help/FAQ located in the sidebar of PubMed's homepage. Both can also serve as excellent training tools.
Work is continuing on the development of a Web-based training tutorial for PubMed. It is anticipated that this product will be available in early fall.
National Nutrition Summit: Information Resources, a bibliography prepared by NLM librarians for the National Nutrition Summit, is now available on the NLM Web site. HTML and PDF versions are available. The bibliography is number 2000-3 in the Current Bibliographies in Medicine series and contains 5,498 citations.
The NLM bibliography was prepared to provide an overview and background of the broad subject, and does not purport to be comprehensive. The references are from professional journals and monographs, newspapers, and legal materials, and the bibliography also contains links to Internet sites related to the session topics. The focus of the bibliography is the United States, and most of the references are to materials in English. The coverage is 1970 to the present. Not only are there links to Internet sites, but there are PubMed links to many of the journal citations so that the user may retrieve an abstract.
Further information on the National Nutrition Summit: Information Resources is available in the press release found on the NLM Web site. A list of all Current Bibliographies in Medicine produced by NLM can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/resources.html
Extensive information about more than 9,000 brand name and generic prescription and over-the-counter drugs has been added to MEDLINEplus, NLM's consumer health Web site. Side effects, dosing, drug interactions, precautions, and storage information for each drug are available. The information is intended for the use of patients and is written in non-technical language.
The source of this drug information is provided in MEDLINEplus through a special arrangement with the United States Pharmacopeia, located in Rockville, Maryland. Specifically, MEDLINEplus now makes available the USP's Drug Information (USP DI), Volume II, "Advice for the Patient." The USP DI, one of the most authoritative sources for drug information in the United States, is now in its 20th edition. Because it is in such high demand, the "Drug Information" link is prominently featured on every page of MEDLINEplus.
The "Julius Axelrod Papers" is the fourth collection to be added to NLM's "Profiles in Science" Web site, dedicated to the lives and works of prominent 20th century biomedical scientists.
Julius Axelrod (b. 1912) is an American pharmacologist and neuroscientist who shared the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the actions of neurotransmitters in regulating the metabolism of the nervous system. The National Library of Medicine is the repository for the Julius Axelrod Papers, which range from 1915 to 1998. The new site shows off a variety of documents and includes materials that span the various phases of Axelrod's life and career. These include examples from his extensive collection of laboratory notebooks showing his early experiments with caffeine and LSD, an unpublished manuscript from 1994, and a large sampling of his most important published articles.
"Profiles in Science" was launched September 1998 and also includes the papers of Oswald T. Avery, Joshua Lederberg, and Martin Rodbell. It is a continuing project and the Library plans to announce each new collection as it is added to the site.
The full-text of the Introductory Material [This link was removed because it is no longer valid.] from the 2000 Annotated Alphabetic MeSH is now available on the MeSH Section's Web site on the NLM's Web site.
NLM is recording Clinical Advisories and Alerts issued by NIH on the NLM Web site at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/alerts/clinical_alerts.html.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP), coordinated by the NHLBI, have issued two new Clinical Advisories.
These advisories are part of a major campaign to raise health professional and consumer awareness of the health dangers posed by high blood pressure. A key part of the effort is the new Web site on high blood pressure available via the NHLBI Web site. The high blood pressure Web site has separate gateways with offerings tailored for the public, physicians and other health professionals, and community organizations.
2000 Update Schedule for MEDLINE on
PubMed and Internet Grateful Med (IGM):
August through December Entry Months
June 30, 2000 [posted]