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OLDMEDLINE MeSH® Mapping Project - Update

May 15, 2007 [posted]

As announced in New Feature for OLDMEDLINE. NLM Tech Bull. 2005 Sep-Oct;(346):e1, NLM® began the OLDMEDLINE Other Term-to-MeSH mapping project in 2005. OLDMEDLINE Other Terms are the original subject headings assigned to citations when they appeared in the print indexes. This project maps those terms to current MeSH® vocabulary which is then maintained each year during year-end processing. As of February 2007, approximately 89% of the Other Terms are now mapped, an increase of 3% since December 2005. For this project, all MeSH headings are added as major MeSH headings. Additional work on this project continues.

Approximately 76% of the 1.7 million OLDMEDLINE citations have all their Other Terms mapped to MeSH, an increase of 6% since December 2005, and are now tagged as indexed for MEDLINE. See Changes to OLDMEDLINE Records – Status Tag Change, NLM Tech Bull, 2006 Sep-Oct; (352):e3 for more information on the OLDMEDLINE status tag change.

Additional information on the MeSH Mapping Project and searching OLDMEDLINE citations using MeSH is available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/databases_oldmedline.html.

AIDSinfo Launches Comprehensive Spanish-language Web Site

May 15, 2007 [posted]

InfoSIDA, a comprehensive Spanish-language companion to AIDSinfo was launched on April 18, 2007, featuring information about HIV treatment and clinical trials.

InfoSIDA enables Spanish-speaking visitors to access many of the materials provided by AIDSinfo without having to navigate through the English site. InfoSIDA features a customized home page and a search engine that locates Spanish-language resources within the site.

The AIDSinfo Web site, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project, offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines.

See the press release for more information.

DOCLINE® 3.1 Released

May 31, 2007 [posted]

The latest version of DOCLINE was released April 26, 2007. DOCLINE 3.1 is primarily focused on administrative features for the Regional Medical Libraries and NLM®. Highlights of the release include:

Please see the DOCLINE 3.1 Release Notes for more details about the new features and to view selected screen shots.

NLM® Discontinues MEDLINE UI/PubMed ID Matcher

June 21, 2007 [posted]

The MEDLINE UI/PubMed ID Matcher, an Entrez utility tool, will no longer be available after July 2007. Up until now, we have made this utility available for users with projects and services still using the MEDLINE Unique Identifier (UI). The National Library of Medicine® stopped assigning the MEDLINE UI to all MEDLINE citations in 2003 when the PubMed Identifier (PMID) became the only unique number used in PubMed® and on records distributed to licensees.

NCBI Literature Databases Page

June 21, 2007 [posted]

The Literature Databases page is a National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resource that pulls together various Entrez resources in the general literature arena. This page is available from the NCBI home page blue sidebar by clicking on Literature databases.

The resources listed on the page range from links to the National Library of Medicine ® (NLM®) content collections such as PubMed®, PubMed Central®, OMIM™, and the Bookshelf, to links to technical specifications for the various DTDs developed by the NLM. Some introductory materials, such as the NCBI Handbook, are specifically listed, as well as explanations on the differences between the Journals database, PubMed, and the NLM Catalog.

New Books Added to NCBI Bookshelf

June 21, 2007 [posted]

Two new books have been added to the Bookshelf:

Fabry disease: Perspectives from 5 years of FOS
Mehta, Atul; Beck, Michael; Sunder-Plassmann, Gere, editors
Oxford (UK): Oxford PharmaGenesis Ltd.; c2006
Available from: //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=fabry.TOC

Health, United States, 2006
Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; c2006
Available from: //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=healthus06.TOC

The books in Bookshelf may be searched directly from the Bookshelf site or through the Entrez cross-database search page.

New Web Resource for Accessing Information on Genetic Diseases

June 26, 2007 [posted]

The National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has collaborated with the Genetic Alliance to launch a new Web site feature designed to help patients, care givers, health professionals, and others easily locate and navigate the vast array of information on genetic disorders that is available from the NLM. This new resource is accessed through the "Disease InfoSearch" function on Genetic Alliance's Web site, www.geneticalliance.org.

The Genetic Alliance is a nonprofit organization that increases the ability of advocacy organizations to help the millions of individuals and families living with genetic conditions.

For more information, please go to the NLM news release or the Genetic Alliance news release [link removed] .

List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE 2007 and Dream Anatomy Now Available at GPO

June 26, 2007 [posted]

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), the official online bookstore for U.S. Government publications, has added List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE 2007 and the illustrated catalog for the Dream Anatomy exhibit to its list of available publications.

ChemIDplus Update

June 26, 2007 [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 the NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L Join, Leave, or Change Options page.]

New Look for NLM ChemIDplus

ChemIDplus has a new banner which highlights useful links to information in both ChemIDplus Lite and Advanced, and that provides one-click access to the NLM homepage.

InChI and SMILES Structure Notations Now Available

The structure notations InChI and SMILES have been added to ChemIDplus Lite and Advanced. InChI (International Chemical Identifier) was developed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). SMILES is the Simple Molecular Input Line Entry System.

This structure notation information now appears below the structure image on both ChemIDplus's Full Record and Structure pages (these pages are accessed via buttons on the left side of ChemID's search results pages). InChI and SMILES notations appear in over 270,000 records.

New Database Locators

Several database locators have been added to ChemIDplus:

NLM® Databases and Electronic Resources Web Page Updated

June 28, 2007 [posted]

The NLM Databases and Electronic Resources Web page has a new look. The list is now easier to navigate using the alphabet jump links at the top of the page. Thirty additional resources were also added.

Papers of Mary Lasker Added to Profiles in Science®

June 28, 2007 [posted]

In the decades after World War II, Mary Lasker acted as a catalyst for the growth of the world's largest and most successful biomedical research enterprise, with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as its centerpiece. She was a well-connected fundraiser and astute lobbyist who through charm and skillful use of the media persuaded congressmen and presidents to provide greatly increased funds for biomedical research. Driven by an unshakeable belief that the nation's wealth could be mobilized to unravel the mysteries of disease and find new cures, she developed a compelling political rationale for federal sponsorship of medical research, built a powerful lobby that won large appropriations for NIH, and pushed the agency into new scientific directions, at times in opposition to the scientific establishment.

As part of its Profiles in Science project, the National Library of Medicine® has collaborated with the Columbia University Libraries Rare Book & Manuscript Library to digitize and make available over the World Wide Web a selection of the Mary Lasker Papers for use by educators and researchers. This site provides access to the portions of the Mary Lasker Papers of the Columbia University Libraries Rare Book & Manuscript Library that have been selected for digitization. Individuals interested in conducting research in the Mary Lasker Papers are invited to contact the Columbia University Libraries Rare Book & Manuscript Library.