NLM Updates

National Library of Medicine is committed to listening to its users and making positive changes to its Web site. In 1999 the site's use was 6 million page views and 380,000 unique visitors and has grown in fiscal year 2009 to over 42 million page views and 7.9 million unique visitors. To achieve their mission, (NLM) released a new design and organization for its main web site with focus on the user tasks.

Thousands of pages are updated within the site. The new design includes:

  • Site-wide navigation in the header,
  • A new “Share” feature to send content to colleagues
  • Added links to make it easier to connect with NLM on Facebook and Twitter.

To browse the new web site click here.

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

"The first step in Osteopathy is a belief in our own body."

"We must start our exploring boat with the blood of the aorta and float with this vital current, and watch the unloading of supplies, for the diaphragm and all that is under it.

"Never mind what the book says, God gave you a brain."

Truhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. P. 20, 21.



National Library of Medicine Introduces MedlinePlus Connect

National Library of Medicine (NLM) introduced MedlinePlus Connect, a free service that allows any electronic health record (EHR) system to link to relevant, authoritative, and up-to-date health information from MedlinePlus. By incorporating MedlinePlus content into EHR systems, MedlinePlus Connect delivers information about conditions and disorders, health and wellness, and prescription and over-the-counter medications to patients, families, and health care providers when it is needed. MedlinePlus Connect works by accepting specific requests from EHR systems and providing links to relevant MedlinePlus information in response. To learn how it works click here.

Did You Know..

DynaMed now links the references to full text if the library has a subscription to that journal.

This works by first taking the user to the PubMed citation and the user would then click on the link, if the library had it available full text.

For further assistance by a librarian, please call circulation desk (516-686-3743).



Principal Investigators Association Debuts NIH & NSF Funding Advisor

The not-for-profit Principal Investigators Association has announced the debut of a monthly newsletter to help scientists to improve research grant applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation.

This periodical provides advice on grant writing, submittal tactics, and management of awarded monies. Articles on such topics as correct usage of the NIH’s new short form, the best way to express impact and significance, the importance of titling, avoidance of common missteps, tips that can help the selection of reviewers, successful case histories, solutions to budget dilemmas, and dealings with program officers are included.

To review the copy of the inaugural issue click here.

For more information click here.

Medscape's App: Tips and Tricks

How to get offline access to the clinical references?
Follow these 5 easy steps to access Medscape Mobile clinical references anytime, anywhere.

1) Launch Medscape App
2) Tap More on menu bar
3) Tap Update Reference
4) Tap Download Clinical Reference
5) Tap Continue once installation complete

Images & videos require Internet connection.

To access Medscape Mobile click here.



Academic Medicine Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Flexner Report

Academic Medicine is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Flexner Report, the influential report that helped to shape modern medical education and training standards.

Visit to download a free electronic book (compatible with electronic readers, including the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, and iPad) that comprises twenty-seven articles about Abraham Flexner and his legacy.

PubMed Phrase Searching: Tips and Tricks

When searching for phrases:

• Search the phrase first without quotes or search tags.

• Check Search details to see how the search was translated.

• Use quotes only when your phrase is broken apart.



NPG launches a iPad app

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) unveils the Reader for iPhone & iPad. Access to the full text of the journal through the app is included in existing library subscriptions. Therefore, you can now access the journal through the NEW Reader iPad app, at no additional charge.

To download the NEW iPad app to enhance your Nature subscription go to iTunes store.

PubMed Review Article

Lu, Z. (2011). "PubMed and beyond: a survey of web tools for searching biomedical literature". Database.

This is a new review article presenting 28 third-party tools to help manage and organize PubMed results. The author Zhiyong Lu of NCBI, highlights the tools respective innovations, compare them to the PubMed system and one another. Directions for future development is discussed at the end of the article.

To view the full-text click here.



Websites Review

Images Database by NCBI

Do you need to look for visual representation of a disease or condition? Are you searching for studies with certain types of analyses? Are you seeking diagrams that elucidate complex processes? Are you looking for an image for a presentation?

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), has developed a database called Images with more than 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals. The initial content of Images reflects images and figures contained in NCBI’s PubMed Central full-text digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

To view Images Database click here.

A Public-Private Partnership advancing Americas National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

In the United States, suicide claims over 34,000 lives annually, meaning of 94 suicides per day, one suicide every 15 minutes.

The founding of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention to accelerate efforts to respond to a critical and preventable public health problem was announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates in September 2010. The alliance mission is to advance the national strategy for suicide prevention by championing suicide prevention as a national priority. To learn more and view the website click here.



Library Hours Extended!

NYCOM Library weekend hours are extended. The new hours are 9am to midnight both Saturdays and Sundays.



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