While at the MLA meeting in Dallas stop by the NLM exhibit booth (#610) to meet NLM staff and see NLM's Web products.
Additional events not included in the March-April NLM Technical Bulletin:
Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) Update
Please see the Technical Note, Technical Notes. NLM Tech Bull. 2002 Mar-Apr;(325):e1., for information on other NLM meetings and events.
On May 15, 2002, a new version of the NLM Gateway was released. The OLDMEDLINE collection now includes journal citations for 1957 through 1965. In addition, a new collection, "MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia," was added in the Consumer Health category. The new version also includes several new and enhanced functions. For additional details, please see What's New on the NLM Gateway sidebar.
The National Library of Medicine's Division of Specialized Information Services launched a new look for its TOXNET and DIRLINE search interfaces on May 8, 2002.
Additionally, a new database called Haz-Map has been released. Haz-Map is an occupational health and toxicology database. It is designed to link jobs and hazardous job tasks to exposure to chemicals, and occupational diseases and their symptoms. You can link to Haz-Map from http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/ or go there directly at http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov.
Watch the NLM Technical Bulletin for a forthcoming article detailing how to use the new TOXNET and DIRLINE search interfaces and the new Haz-Map database.
The List of Serials Indexed for Online Users - 2002 - is now available and can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (1.17 MB) from ftp://nlmpubs.nlm.nih.gov/online/journals/lsiweb.pdf. PDF documents require the use of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, which can be downloaded from Adobe's Web site at no charge.
The List of Serials Indexed for Online Users is designed to provide bibliographic information for serials from which articles are indexed with the MeSH® vocabulary and cited in MEDLINE®, the backbone of NLM's PubMed® database. Citations from these serials date back as far as 1966 and include data from all serials indexed for the formerly separate NLM databases AIDSLINE® and HealthSTAR, and data from core serials indexed cover-to-cover for the formerly separate databases BIOETHICSLINE®, HISTLINE®, AND SPACELINETM. The 2002 edition contains 9,930 serial titles, including 4,498 titles currently indexed for MEDLINE.
Until recently we could not provide links from the journal names retrieved by the Browser to NLM's catalog LocatorPlus, so a link to another source of information, [This link was removed because it is no longer valid] PubList, was provided.
Changes to LocatorPlus now allow PubMed's Journal Browser to provide a link to the detailed information about a journal in NLM's catalog. Use this link to find information such as the dates of publication, the frequency of publication, and the name and address of the publisher.
The display of retrieved journals in the Journal Browser includes:
Use the link from the full title to LocatorPlus to obtain information about either the electronic or print version. See the January-February 2002 NLM Technical Bulletin article Cataloging Changes for Serials Issued Simultaneously in Print and Online for more information.
See also, LocatorPlus Tutorial for additional information on using NLM's catalog such as viewing the journal issues owned by NLM in the Holdings Display View.
During June 2002, NLM marks the Fifth anniversary of PubMed providing five years of free MEDLINE via the Internet. When PubMed was launched in June 1997, it received approximately 2 million searches for that month. Today PubMed receives about 1.3 million searches per day from over 200,000 users. Currently 54% of PubMed users search from within the United States whereas the largest group of non-domestic users search from Japan.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is pleased to invite participation in a new advanced training course designed specifically for information specialists who provide support to users of NCBI's molecular biology services.
This five-day course is scheduled for August 5-9, 2002, at the National Library of Medicine. An application for C.E. credit by the Medical Library Association (MLA) is currently in process. More information about the course and an application form are available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/NAWBIS/. Applications are due by June 30, 2002 and space is limited to 8 people. Prerequisites include knowledge of molecular biology or genetics, and basic experience with NCBI resources such as Entrez, LocusLink, BLAST, Cn3D, and Map Viewer.
NLM has added a new search type, PubMed Title Abbreviation, to LocatorPlus allowing users to search for a PubMed journal title abbreviation in the Library's catalog. To perform this search, enter a PubMed title abbreviation in the "Search For:" box, click on "PubMed Title Abbreviation" from the "Search In:" menu, and then click on "Search." This new feature performs a "left anchored" search of the MARC bibliographic 210 field. Therefore, the retrieval will include a list of PubMed titles that begin with the abbreviation you searched.
Approximately 700 additional bioethics-related journal citations unique to the former BIOETHICSLINE® database are now in MEDLINE and can be searched in PubMed. These are primarily citations to court decisions and laws that were not added to MEDLINE with the majority of the bioethics-related journal citations in Fall 2001. We recently completed the additional bibliographic work necessary so that these additional citations could be added to MEDLINE. About 200 more remain to be processed shortly.
Please see the Sep-Oct 2001 NLM Technical Bulletin article Bioethics Citations Added to PubMed for more information.