Webinar: PubMed and MeSH Updates

Take an hour to learn about 2013 changes to PubMed and MeSH through a webinar offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine National Library of Medicine Training Center. Date: TOMORROW, January 17, 2013 Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Register here: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration This webinar is conducted via Adobe Connect; you can check if your … Continue reading Webinar: PubMed and MeSH Updates

MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities

From the NLM Technical Bulletin: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently involved in MEDLINE year-end processing (YEP) activities. These include changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Substance Names on existing MEDLINE citations to conform with the 2013 version of MeSH, and other global changes. Important Dates November 14, 2012: NLM expects to … Continue reading MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities

Author replies to be indexed separately in PubMed in 2013

MEDLINE journals regularly include letters from readers who wish to comment on published articles. Authors often respond to these letters ("author replies"). Currently, the Index Section does not create a separate MEDLINE citation for an author reply that appears in the same issue as the letter, and the reply is not indexed with MeSH. Rather, … Continue reading Author replies to be indexed separately in PubMed in 2013

New MeSH terms for PubMed 2013

The National Library of Medicine has released a list of the new MeSH terms for the coming year.  Among the terms of interest to public health are: Dual MEDICAID MEDICARE Eligibility Food Quality Fukushima Nuclear Accident Geographic Mapping Meaningful Use Motivational Interviewing Patient Medication Knowledge Patient Navigation Public Health Surveillance Racism Smoke-Free Policy Social Marginalization … Continue reading New MeSH terms for PubMed 2013

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Substance Registration System (SRS) added to PubMed records

From the National Library of Medicine: Unique Ingredient Identifiers (UNIIs) are being introduced into the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary starting with the 2013 MeSH Supplementary Concept Records (SCRs). The UNIIs are an integral part of the FDA Substance Registration System. They appear in several databases such as the Veterans Administration National Drug File Reference … Continue reading Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Substance Registration System (SRS) added to PubMed records

The Gloves Come Off: Google Scholar vs. PubMed

An interesting article has been making the rounds of health library listservs. Comparing search results from PubMed and Google Scholar based on 4 clinical questions, the authors (from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Carnegie Mellon University) conclude: "PubMed searches and Google Scholar searches often identify different articles. In this study, Google Scholar articles were … Continue reading The Gloves Come Off: Google Scholar vs. PubMed

On the Horizon: #mHealth

Continuing the series on the Medical Libraries Association 2012 conference from last week's post, this week we'll examine a trend clearly at the forefront in the health sciences: mobile resources, and particularly how our patrons utilize them in the course of daily work. Several Taubman attendees at MLA'12 pointed to a presentation from the University … Continue reading On the Horizon: #mHealth

#mHealth: Mobile Apps & Sites

You know a trend has caught on when Mashable posts about it. Mobile health (or #mHealth, for the Twitterati out there), whether in the form of mobile sites, apps, or technologies is becoming increasingly prevalent among both consumers and health practitioners. Keeping up with reputable sources, however, can be a challenge. Fortunately, the National Library of Medicine … Continue reading #mHealth: Mobile Apps & Sites