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New Book and PDA Version Added to NCBI Bookshelf

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New Book and PDA Version Added to NCBI Bookshelf

SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol Added to NCBI Bookshelf

New Public Health Information and Data Tutorial Released

Statistical Reports on MEDLINE®/PubMed® Baseline Data

Lederberg Papers Expanded on Profiles in Science®

Turning the Pages now Online

AHRQ Evidence Report and Systematic Evidence Reviews Added to NCBI Bookshelf

Language Name Changes for PubMed®'s Displays

New Web site Design Released for NLM®'s Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS)

The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Papers Added to Profiles in Science®

New Table G Classification Number Added to the NLM Classification

UMLS® 2005AB Release, June 2005
[Editor's Note added July 22, 2005]

May 13, 2005 [posted]

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has recently added a new book and a PDA version of another book to the Bookshelf.

NCBI Short Courses, a new book on the NCBI Bookshelf from the National Library of Medicine, contains the chapter:
Building Customized Data Pipelines Using the Entrez Programming Utilities (eUtils) available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/
NBK1058/
.

A PDA version has been added to the NCBI Bookshelf for Medical Microbiology. On the Table of Contents page (or any page of the book) at the end of regular text, you'll see:

"Download this book for your handheld computer (requires the MobiPocket Reader)." Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/
bv.fcgi?rid=mmed.TOC
.

For more information on PDA versions available on the NCBI Bookshelf and how to install MobiPocket Reader, see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/
Books.live/Help/mobile.html
.

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.

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SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol Added to NCBI Bookshelf

May 13, 2005 [posted]

One new SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol has been added to HSTAT, Health Services/Technology Assessment Text. HSTAT is a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. HSTAT is part of the NCBI Bookshelf.

41. TIP 41. Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy

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.

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New Public Health Information and Data Tutorial Released

June 6, 2005 [posted]

The National Library of Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Public Health Library & Informatics Division and Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, announces the release of the Public Health Information and Data Tutorial. This online tutorial, at http://phpartners.org/tutorial/, is a new tool designed to help the public health workforce effectively locate and use health information.

For more information about this new tool, please go to: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/phitutorial.html

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Statistical Reports on MEDLINE®/PubMed® Baseline Data

June 14, 2005 [posted]

NLM is pleased to provide a series of statistical reports run on 2005 baseline MEDLINE/PubMed data with the expectation that researchers mining NLM data, and others, will find them useful. A full description of the content and formats of the reports and access to the 2005 statistical data are available from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive//20070530/bsd/licensee/med_baseline_stats_2005.html. Statistics are also available for prior years (see the Tech Note Statistical Reports On MEDLINE®/PubMed® Baseline Data. NLM Tech Bull. 2004 Sep-Oct;(340):e1.).

The 2005 statistical reports were compiled by the Lister Hill Center of the Library, are freely available for use, and may be reproduced with attribution to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Department of Health and Human Services using this citation: Statistical reports on MEDLINE®/PubMed® baseline data [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), Bibliographic Services Division; 2005 May 25. [about 3 screens]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive//20070530/bsd/licensee/med_baseline_stats_2005.html.

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Lederberg Papers Expanded on Profiles in Science®

June 14, 2005 [posted]

The path-breaking scientific discoveries and illustrious public career of Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg (b. 1925) have been placed into historical context in a wide-ranging new exhibit text presented by the National Library of Medicine on its Profiles in Science Web site. At the same time, the extensive Lederberg archive on Profiles has been further enriched with the release of over 300 additional digitized documents selected from the Lederberg papers at the National Library of Medicine, and a digital finding aid to his papers has been made available to online users.

The collection can be accessed from the Profiles in Science homepage Profiles in Science.

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Turning the Pages now Online

June 14, 2005 [posted]

Have you ever come across a beautiful old book locked away in a glass case in a library and wanted to leaf through it? Now, you can (virtually), anywhere in the world, using a computer and Web browser.

Using the new, free, online version of Turning the Pages, viewers can flip through three treasured 16th century books from the National Library of Medicine's collection with a click of their computer mouse.

For more information about this online version, please go to: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/turnpages_online05.html.

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AHRQ Evidence Report and Systematic Evidence Reviews Added to NCBI Bookshelf

June 21, 2005 [posted]

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has recently added a new AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Evidence Report and three Systematic Evidence Reviews, from the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 3rd ed., to the HSTAT collection on the Bookshelf. HSTAT, Health Services/ Technology Assessment Text, is a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making.

AHRQ Evidence Report:

19. Management of Acute Exaerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Systematic Evidence Reviews, from the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 3rd ed.:

14. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer

15. Screening for Breast Cancer

20. Screening for Dementia

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.

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Language Name Changes for PubMed®'s Displays

June 23, 2005 [posted]

To keep PubMed's display of language names in line with the Library of Congress MARC values, NLM has updated the value that will display for the following two language codes:

Language Code Former Language New Language
mul Multilingual Multiple languages
slv Slovene Slovenian

In PubMed, language codes display in the LA field in the MEDLINE format. These codes are translated to the name of the language on other PubMed display formats. For a complete list of language codes used in PubMed, please see the MEDLINE®/PubMed® and OLDMEDLINE Language Table.

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New Web site Design Released for NLM®'s Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS)

June 29, 2005 [posted]

The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) released a new design for its Web site on June 9, 2005. The new design reflects the look and feel of the recently redesigned NLM pages.

All the SIS web pages have been re-formatted, including:

The new pages will provide easier access to SIS's many resources. For example, on the Environmental Health and Toxicology homepage users can now search TOXNET directly; Topic and User Group pages ("Especially For...") will both help identify appropriate resources, and provide direct searches of them.

Send questions and comments to: tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov

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The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Papers Added to Profiles in Science®

June 29, 2005 [posted]

The papers of biochemist and Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgyi are the most recent collection added to the NLM Profiles in Science Web site, dedicated to the lives and works of prominent 20th century biomedical scientists.

The online exhibit features oral histories, published articles, lectures, documentaries, and photographs from the Szent-Gyorgyi papers. Visitors to the site can view, for example, many of Szent-Gyorgyi's publications as well as photos of him and his lab staff working and playing. An introductory exhibit section places Szent-Gyorgyi's achievements in historical context.

Szent-Gyorgyi's scientific career spanned 73 years, at least four countries, and topics ranging from anatomy to quantum biology. He won a Nobel Prize for isolating vitamin C, and his research on biological oxidation provided the basis for Krebs' citric acid cycle (which transforms food energy into energy for life processes). He unraveled the biochemical processes that make muscles move, and was one of the first to explore the connections between free radicals and cancer.

The collection can be accessed from the Profiles in Science homepage Profiles in Science.

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New Table G Classification Number Added to the NLM Classification

June 29, 2005 [posted]

Note the following addition to the Table G schedule of the NLM Classification 2005, since the most recent revision of this online tool (see http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/class/) in April 2005.

In Section VI. Europe, add:
       GB2 -- Baltic States

For the complete "Table G Outline," see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/class/TableGOutline.html.

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UMLS® 2005AB Release, June 2005
[Editor's Note added July 22, 2005]
[Editor's Note added July 28, 2005]

June 29, 2005 [posted]

[Editor's Note (July 28, 2005): MeSH attribute data in the 2005AB release files has been corrected. Revised files were made available for download on July 26, 2005.]

[Editor's Note (July 22, 2005): ALERT: UMLS users who use MeSH attribute data should NOT download the 2005AB release files until further notice. Users who do not use this data may continue to use the current release with confidence. Further details available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/. ]

The 2005AB edition of the UMLS Knowledge Sources was made available to licensees for downloading from the UMLS Knowledge Source Server on June 17, 2005. DVDs will be mailed in early July to licensees who requested them. Release documentation is available in HTML and PDF at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive//20080407/research/umls/archive/2005AB/umlsdoc.html

Metathesaurus
The 2005AB Metathesaurus contains more than 1 million concepts and 5.5 million unique concept names from over 100 source vocabularies. Over twenty source vocabularies were updated, including SNOMED CT®, Gene Ontology, and five translations of MeSH®. Rich Release Format (RRF) Browser (beta) This new tool allows users to view and search their customized Metathesaurus subsets. It continues to be enhanced in a test version, with documentation at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/implementation_resources/metamorphosys/RRF_Browser.html.

MRCXT Builder (beta)
A new tool, MRCXT Builder, enables users to generate a customized MRCXT.RRF file from MRCONSO.RRF and MRHIER.RRF data in their Metathesaurus subsets. The MRCXT builder is the preferred way to create a customized MRCXT.RRF, if you need a MRCXT file at all. This option is only available in RRF format. MRHIER data is not made available in the original release format (ORF), and therefore, MRCXT Builder cannot generate a MRCXT file in ORF. Documentation for the MRCXT builder is currently linked from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/implementation_resources/metamorphosys/MRCXT_Builder.html

MRCXT accounts for over half of the overall size of the Metathesaurus (in either Rich or Original Release Formats), and has become unwieldy for processing. Users may exclude MRCXT.RRF (MRCXT) from their subsets by selecting this option on the Options Tab of MetamorphoSys. Users who do not use MRCXT.RRF (MRCXT) in their applications should take advantage of this option to reduce subset size and improve processing time.

NOTE: NLM TO DISCONTINUE MRCXT.RRF (MRCXT) IN 2006AA (January 2006)

File validation
A new option "Validate Distribution", which validates downloaded or copied UMLS release files, is now available from the File menu on the Welcome screen. See Section 6.3.1, Welcome to MetamorphoSys, for more information.

Enhanced Source Options Tab
Users can now select from two radio buttons located at the top of the Source Options tab to determine if selections should be included in or excluded from their custom subset.

2005AC Available in November 2005
The 2005AC release of the UMLS Knowledge Sources will be available in November 2005, and will include the 2006 version of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

For more information on the UMLS, including how to register to obtain access to UMLS Knowledge Sources, visit the UMLS Home page at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/

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