The Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT) is now located on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Bookshelf.
Users who have bookmarked http://hstat.nlm.nih.gov or http://text.nlm.nih.gov will be redirected to the HSTAT main page on the Bookshelf. However, bookmarks to individual documents will need to be updated. For a two-month period, the old bookmarks to a specific document will redirect to the main HSTAT homepage. From there, users will have to find the document or section that they wish to bookmark. It is now possible to bookmark any page within HSTAT.
For additional information see the article, HSTAT Moves to the Bookshelf. NLM Tech Bull. 2004 May-Jun;(338):e3.
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Toxics Release Inventory
TRI is a series of databases that constitute the annually published toxic releases files on the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®). TRI contains information on the annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment and is based upon data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mandated by the Superfund legislation, TRI's data covers air, water, land, and underground injection releases, as well as transfers to waste sites, and waste treatment methods and efficiency, as reported by industrial facilities around the United States. TRI also includes data related to source reduction and recycling.
Users can check one or more TRI boxes to select the year(s) to search. The first choice (also the default) is the most recent file year available. This is followed by preceding years, which now go back to 1987, the starting year for collection of this data. A "Select all" option allows all years to be searched simultaneously.
NLM Reference and Customer Services will be sending out a Web-based survey from early June until September 2004 along with the e-mail responses to queries sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or to other "Contact NLM" forms. The survey consists of nine questions and should take about 5 or 6 minutes to complete. The URL will be provided at the top of e-mail responses.
The NLM staff answer reference questions and provide information about NLM, the History of Medicine, DOCLINE®, UMLS®, document delivery, PubMed®, MedlinePlus®, ClinicalTrials.gov®, and other NLM databases and services. We annually respond to over 50,000 e-mail requests for information.
NLM invites our patrons, including librarians, health professionals, scientists, researchers, students, patients, and the general public, to take the survey. The survey will analyze the demographics of our users and the types of questions they ask, and measure their satisfaction with the courtesy, timeliness, and quality of the response provided. Your completion of the survey will provide the NLM with valuable data on how useful our resources are, and if you found the level of service provided satisfactory.
The number of items displayed in the Index scroll box in Preview/Index has been increased from 40 to 200. Use the Index to select from a list of terms within a search field. Select a search field from the All Fields pull-down menu, enter a term in the box, and click Index. PubMed displays an alphabetic list of terms in the Index for the selected search field. The number of citations in PubMed that contain the term appears in parentheses to the right of the term. You can scroll up or down the list, or click Up or Down to move along in the Index.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has recently added a book to the Bookshelf:
Computational Approaches in Comparative Genomics.
The books in Bookshelf may be searched directly from the Bookshelf site, via links from the Links pull-down menu from relevant PubMed® citations, or through the Entrez Global query feature.
The NLM® Web page called "Number of Titles Currently Indexed for Index Medicus® and MEDLINE® on PubMed®," located at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/num_titles.html, has been updated.
The numbers are current as of April 2004. The page has been enriched with links to related pages and with other helpful information that explains the relationships of the various journal and subject subsets in PubMed.
A new Web page, linked from "About the National Library of Medicine" at the entry entitled "History of NLM," is now available.
The Milestones in NLM History Web page offers a time line of important events in the Library's history, beginning with the Library's establishment in 1836, when it was known as the Library of the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, and ending with the February 2000 launch of ClinicalTrials.gov.
You can access this page at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/nlmhistory.html.
Subheading Searching in PubMed
June 4, 2004 [posted]