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New Books Added to NCBI Bookshelf

New Report Summaries and Guides to Clinical Preventive Services Added to NCBI Bookshelf

TOXNET's® TRI Now Includes Reporting Year 2002

NLM® Gateway Searches the NLM Catalog

Papers of Wilbur Augustus Sawyer and C. Everett Koop added to Profiles in Science

New "Advanced" Version of the ChemIDplus Chemical Search Database Available

NLM Catalog added to Entrez Global Query System

PubMed's Limits Page Function Change

OLDMEDLINE Content Continues to Grow

Meeting Abstracts Added to the NLM Gateway

Statistical Reports on MEDLINE®/PubMed® Baseline Data

September 9, 2004 [posted]

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has recently added a new book to the Bookshelf:

Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th ed.
Alberts, Bruce; Johnson, Alexander; Lewis, Julian; Raff, Martin; Roberts, Keith; Walter, Peter.
New York: Garland Publishing; 2002.

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 Report Summaries and Guides to Clinical Preventive Services Added to NCBI Bookshelf

September 9, 2004 [posted]

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has recently added six new AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Evidence Report Summaries to HSTAT on the Bookshelf. HSTAT, Health Services Technology Assessment Texts, is a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making.

54. Management of Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis

64. S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine for Treatment of Depression, Osteoarthritis, and Liver Disease

74. The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patient Safety

90. Strategies for Improving Minority Healthcare Quality

100. Criteria to Determine Disability Related to Multiple Sclerosis

104. Celiac Disease

Five new Guides to Clinical Preventive Services, 3rd. Ed. Recommendations have been added to HSTAT on the Bookshelf:

Screening for Dementia

Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults

Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Screening for High Blood Pressure

Screening for Prostate Cancer

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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TOXNET's® TRI Now Includes Reporting Year 2002

September 9, 2004 [posted]

[Editor's Note: This Technical Note is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/envirolistserv.html.]

TOXNET's TRI has added TRI 2002; it now includes reporting years 1987-2002. TRI2002 has 93,380 records.

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 goes back to 1987, the starting year for collection of this data
  • A "Select all" option allows all years to be searched simultaneously.
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NLM® Gateway Searches the NLM Catalog

September 16, 2004 [posted]

In mid-September 2004, NLM Gateway introduced access to the NLM Catalog for searching bibliographic data for books, journals, audiovisuals, and other materials.

Changing the access to NLM's bibliographic data from LocatorPlus to the NLM Catalog enhances Gateway's searching and retrieval. Enhancements include author searching, automated term mapping, MeSH explosion, searching MeSH terms that are major topics, searching MeSH heading/subheading combinations, searching date ranges, and no limit on the number of items retrieved.

In addition, there are changes in the data fields available to the user through the Gateway. Many new fields have been added (e.g., Indexing History), some fields have been merged (e.g. Absorbed, Absorbed in Part, Continues, and Continues in Part are all labeled "Continues"), and two fields have been eliminated (Journal Title Code and Publisher Address).

Search results are displayed in the Books/Serials/AVs category in reverse publication date order, latest to earliest. There are two exceptions: the most recent week's additions will appear at the top and records that do not contain a date of publication sort at the bottom.

For general information on how to search the NLM Gateway, please see Gateway Help and the Gateway FAQ.

For additional information on the NLM Catalog please see: Jacobs AE. New Entrez Database: NLM Catalog. NLM Tech Bull. 2004 Jul-Aug;(339):e2.

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Papers of Wilbur Augustus Sawyer and C. Everett Koop added to Profiles in Science

September 28, 2004 [posted]

The papers of Wilbur Augustus Sawyer and C. Everett Koop are the most recent collections to be added to NLM Profiles in Science Web site, dedicated to the lives and works of prominent 20th century biomedical scientists.

Wilbur Augustus Sawyer (1879-1951) was a key figure in preventive medicine and international public health during the first part of the twentieth century. As a public health administrator, he helped expand public health departments and integrate laboratory science into public health work, both in the U.S. and abroad. During his long career with the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division (IHD), he served as director of the Rockefeller Foundation public health laboratory service, director of the Rockefeller Foundation Yellow Fever Laboratory (where he developed the first effective yellow fever vaccine), and director of the IHD from 1935 to 1944. Later, as Director of Health for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, he supervised public health work during and after World War II, and was one of the architects of the World Health Organization.

C. Everett Koop (b. 1916) is an American pediatric surgeon who during a forty-year medical career pioneered important improvements in the surgical treatment of children. As U.S. Surgeon General from 1981 to 1989, he turned the office into an authoritative platform from which to educate the nation on major public health concerns including smoking, violence, and, most urgently, AIDS.

Both collections can be accessed from the Profiles in Science homepage Profiles in Science.

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New "Advanced" Version of the ChemIDplus Chemical Search Database Available

September 28, 2004 [posted]

[Editor's Note: This Technical Note is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/envirolistserv.html.]

The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new "Advanced" version of the ChemIDplus chemical search database (http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/chemidheavy.jsp). ChemIDplus Advanced complements the recently released ChemIDplus Lite (http://chem2.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/chemidlite.jsp), which does not allow structure searching.

ChemIDplus Advanced replaces the previous structure search page. It provides greater searching options, such as:

  • Chemical Structure searching using the newest MDL ISISDirect software (by substructure, similarity, and individual structure)
  • Chemical Structure drawing input by the ChemAxon Marvin Java applet, editor, as well as the MDL Chime and ISISDraw combination
  • Numeric searching by biological endpoints, including LD50 and LC50 (the user may specify Test, Species, Route, and Effect; both ranging and exact match are available)
  • Numeric chemical property search and display on eight fields such as Melting Point and Boiling Point, Water Solubility, LogP, and molecular weight
  • Tracking of your query history, including display of structures searched, and the capability to re-run or modify old searches during a session.

The Advanced and Lite interfaces run against the same ChemIDplus database as previously, with the addition of new chemical and biological data tables to give property searching capability.

Questions about ChemIDplus Advanced can be sent to: tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov

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NLM Catalog added to Entrez Global Query System

October 1, 2004 [posted]

Entrez's newest database, NLM Catalog was added to the Entrez Global Query System on September 20, 2004. Entrez's Global Query System allows a user to run a search against most Entrez databases simultaneously, while still allowing more experienced users to search individual databases directly. For assistance in searching Entrez Global Query, click on the Help link to the right of the query box. You can also access the Entrez Global Query site from the PubMed home page and all other Entrez database home pages by clicking the word 'Entrez,' located on the black navigation bar. For additional information on the Entrez Global Query System please see: Kenton D. Entrez Global Query: NCBI's New Cross-Database Search Engine. NLM Tech Bull. 2003 Sep-Oct;(334):e6. If you have questions, please send an E-mail to: info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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PubMed's Limits Page Function Change

October 1, 2004 [posted]

The PubMed Limits page has been modified so that a user may select limits and click the Go button to retrieve citations without search terms in the query box. In the past, Limits' selections were only available when applied to a search in the query box.

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OLDMEDLINE Content Continues to Grow

October 5, 2004 [posted]

On October 5, 2004, 53,533 citations from the 1950 Current List of Medical Literature (CLML) were added to the OLDMEDLINE subset in PubMed®. An additional 2,317 citations from the 1951-1965 timeframe were also added as part of this update. OLDMEDLINE citations now total 1,760,578.

Current data creation procedures require that journal citations are linked to an NLM serial record. The proper links may take longer to determine for these older citations.

For information about OLDMEDLINE, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/databases_oldmedline.html or the NLM Technical Bulletin article: Demsey A, Nahin AM, Von Braunsberg S. OLDMEDLINE Citations Join PubMed. NLM Tech Bull. 2003 Sep-Oct;(334):e2.

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Meeting Abstracts Added to the NLM Gateway

October 15, 2004 [posted]

Meeting abstracts from the 11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (held in 2004) were recently added to the NLM Gateway. The 940 items that were added bring the total number of searchable HIV/AIDS-related meeting abstracts to 79,591.

See the Gateway Help or FAQ section for more details about searching meeting abstracts.

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Statistical Reports On MEDLINE®/PubMed® Baseline Data

October 22, 2004 [posted]

NLM is pleased to provide a series of statistical reports run on 2002, 2003, and 2004 baseline MEDLINE/PubMed data with the expectation that researchers mining NLM data, and others, will find them useful.

The statistics are based upon the data elements in MEDLINE and include: total citations containing each element; total occurrences of each element; minimum/average/maximum occurrences of each element in a record; and minimum/average/maximum length of a single element occurrence; and other items. A full description of the content and formats of the reports and access to the data is available from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/licensee/med_baseline_statistics.html. NLM expects to make similar reports available after the conclusion of each production year.

The baseline database includes all MEDLINE records as well as the quality-assured non-MEDLINE records in PubMed. The PubMed display of the latter group of records contains the status tag [PubMed] next to the PMID (see PubMed Citation Status Subsets in PubMed Help), and the XML version contains the value PubMed-not-MEDLINE in the Status attribute of the MedlineCitation element (see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/licensee/data_elements_doc.html#medlinecitation).

The 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; 2004 Sep 30 [updated 2004 Oct 1]. [about 3 screens]. Available from: [this link was removed because it is no longer valid].

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