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NLM Technical Bulletin

NLM Technical Bulletin. 1999 May-June; 308

In This Issue:

dotTechnical Notes - e1

Converting SDI searches to PubMed - e2

HealthSTAR Unique Journal Citations Migrate to PubMed - e3

Internet Grateful Med Update - e4

MLA 1999 - e5

BIOETHICSLINE Regenerated and New Bioethics Thesaurus Published - e6

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Direct Access to ELHILL and TOXNET Command/Menu Systems Ceases on September 30, 1999

As announced in the March-April 1999 NLM Technical Bulletin , ( all direct public access to ELHILL and the TOXNET command/menu system will cease on September 30, 1999. Automatic SDI searches and offline prints will also be discontinued on September 30, 1999.

Online registration for billed codes was discontinued on May 1, 1999. Users are encouraged to switch now to NLM's free Web-based search engines, PubMed (; Internet Grateful Med; TOXNET on the Web (; and LocatorPlus ( For more detailed information, please review the article in the March-April issue. If you have comments or questions, please send them to

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Request for Input on NLM Long Range Plan

NLM is updating its Long Range Plan in 1999, and invites your input. The areas for which your input is being solicited are listed at or you may go to NLM's Home Page and click on Provide Input to New NLM Long Range Plan under News. Please note that the current Long Range Plan and associated reports will be available from this page in the near future.

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Hospital and Health Administration Index

The American Hospital Association (AHA) Resource Center announces the availability of the casebound cumulative 1998 issue (volume 54) and the forthcoming first 1999 issue (volume 55) of Hospital and Health Administration Index. In 1999 the Index continues to be produced from NLM's HealthSTAR database. The Index is the primary printed guide to journal literature on health policy and reform issues, integrated health systems, managed care plans, community accountability and outreach, health care accessibility, and over 1,400 other administrative and planning topics. Citing English-language articles, the Index emphasizes material from the United States and developed countries. It is published in three issues; the third issue is an annual cumulation.

For ordering information contact the AHA Resource Center by telephone at 312-422-2000 or by Fax at 312-422-4700. Prices follow:

Hospital and Health Administration Index 1999 (Subscription)
Item Number:
$380 (AHA member)
$495 (nonmember)

Hospital and Health Administration Index 1998 (Casebound annual cumulation)
Item Number:
$350 (AHA member)
$460 (nonmember)

Further information and order forms are also available from the AHA Resource Center at

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TRI97 to Join TOXNET in Early July 1999;
TRI87-94 & TRIFACTS to be Retired from NLM

The EPA's TRI97 is scheduled to join the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) series of files on TOXNET in early July. TRI97 covers data from the 1997 Reporting Year. As mandated by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), EPA collects data from facilities around the country on estimated releases of certain chemicals to the environment (air, water, underground injection), as well as data related to source reduction and recycling activities.

At the same time, TRI87-94 and the TRIFACTS file will be removed due to budget constraints. TRI95 and TRI96 as well as TRI97 will still be available from TOXNET and on NLM's TOXNET's Web site ( You can access all years of TRI data (TRI87-TRI97) on EPA's ENVIROFACT's Web site: To find out more about TRI on the EPA's Web site go to:

For assistance searching the TRI files at the EPA's Web site, contact the EPA's TRI user support at (202) 260-1531 or send an e-mail to For more information on searching the TRI files on NLM's TOXNET's Web site, contact NLM's TRI user support at (301) 496-6531, or send an e-mail to or

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