On April 4, 2000, NLM released a major enhancement to its web-based consumer health resource, MedlinePlus. In addition to nearly 400 medical topic pages, MedlinePlus now includes over 4,000 articles from the adam.com medical encyclopedia. This encyclopedia brings health consumers an extensive library of medical images as well as thousands of articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries.
You can browse the encyclopedia by selecting "Medical Encyclopedia" from the left navigation bar of any MedlinePlus page. You may also search the encyclopedia by selecting "Search MedlinePlus" from the left column, typing in your search terms, and selecting the option, "Basic with Medical Encyclopedia" before pressing the "Go" button.
The meeting rooms for the NLM Sunrise Seminar sessions have been announced:
NLM Online Users' Meeting "Sunrise Seminar" session on Monday, May 8, 2000, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m., Ballroom A
NLM DOCLINE Users' Meeting "Sunrise Seminar" session on Tuesday, May 9, 2000, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m., Ballroom C
For more information about previously announced NLM presentations during the MLA 2000 annual meeting, see the January-February Technical Notes.
The continuing education class, Introduction to Health Services Research, scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., will not be offered at MLA this year. Instead, an updated electronic version, including an expanded historical section, new Web links, database exercises and more, will soon be available on the NICHSR homepage. This distance learning opportunity is recommended as a starting point for the novice or as a refresher for the more experienced librarian.
NLM Exhibit Booth - New DOCLINE demonstrations
Sunrise Seminar - DOCLINE Users' Group