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NLM for Health Sciences Student Session 1 - NLM Catalog and LocatorPLus

  1. 1. Session One – NLM Catalog and Locator Plus
  2. 2. The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services. HHS accomplishes its mission through several hundred programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving the American public at every stage of life. Image and text from
  3. 3. National Institutes of Health NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook. Text from NIH site http://www
  4. 4. NIH INSTITUTES & CENTERS NIH INSTITUTES • National Cancer Institute (NCI) • National Eye Institute (NEI) • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) • National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) • National Institute on Aging (NIA) • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) — • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) — • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) • National Library of Medicine (NLM) NIH CENTERS • Center for Information Technology (CIT) • Center for Scientific Review (CSR) • Fogarty International Center (FIC) • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) • NIH Clinical Center (CC) Text from NIH site .
  5. 5. National Library of Medicine (NLM) The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000- member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States. This is a very large organization. Text from NLM site .
  6. 6. National Center of Biomedical Technology (NCBI) NCBI's mission is to develop new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease. More specifically, the NCBI has been charged with creating automated systems for storing and analyzing knowledge about molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics; facilitating the use of such databases and software by the research and medical community; coordinating efforts to gather biotechnology information both nationally and internationally; and performing research into advanced methods of computer-based information processing for analyzing the structure and function of biologically important molecules. Text from NCBI site .
  7. 7. DOCLINE DOCLINE® is the National Library of Medicine's automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and referral system. The purpose of the system is to provide improved document delivery service among libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine® (NN/LM) by linking journal holdings to efficiently route the requests to potential lending libraries on behalf of the borrower. DOCLINE serves over 3,000 U.S., Canadian, and Mexican medical libraries at no cost. Some selected national and major medical libraries in other countries also have DOCLINE access. Text from the NLM’s website Eastern University and all PALCI members access Rapid ILL
  8. 8. NLM Website The NLM’s website is located at It provides links to the all the databases, resources and APIs provided by the National Library Medicine. Search box at the top left allows you to search the entire NLM website.
  9. 9. Search It All Search across the NLM website. Search box returns information from the many important webpages with the the NLM site. This information includes programs, services and news about the NLM. There are limiters to select the type of information you will see. Results are more than most people need.
  10. 10. NLM Catalog The NLM Catalog website connects the users with a variety of resources available through the NLM Catalog and LocatorPlus. The catalog contains “bibliographic data for over 1.4 million books journals, books, audiovisuals and electronic resources” (NLM Catalog).
  11. 11. Familiar Interface The interface is similar to: • PubMed • PubMed Central • PubMed Health • NCBI Bookshelf • Genome The interface provides access to many other NLM and NCBI services.
  12. 12. Why Use This? The NLM Catalog has a wide scope. The service scans across all NCBI databases. This is ideal for bibliography.
  13. 13. Creating a Simple Search On the home page of the NLM Catalog website is a search box at top of the page. This search box is similar to ones that you see on search engines such as Google and Yahoo. To conduct a simple search, type in the terms related to the topic of the information that you would like to find. Let’s say that your topic is new techniques for treating lung cancer. You may want to start with terms related to your topic such as “lung cancer” or “lung cancer treatment.”
  14. 14. Results List The results provides bibliographic information about books, journals, and other resources at the NLM. PubMed Search Builder allows you to query the PubMed databases for article information. Search details displays the fields your query has searched.
  15. 15. Display Settings Fig. Display Setting 1a.3l lDoiswpla yy Soeutti ntgos adjust how the the system shows the result of your search.
  16. 16. Limiters Additional filters are available to limit the type of items returned in your search.
  17. 17. Related Records Your results can be limited to search for full-text journals in the database PubMed Central (PMC). Select the journal subset you wish to search.
  18. 18. Link to Locator Plus Search for a text using “oncology nursing”. Display the full record. Follow the link to LocatorPlus.
  19. 19. LocatorPlus LocatorPlus is a free online catalog provided by the National Library of Medicine which allows users to search for books, journals, audiovisual materials and reports that are held by the NLM. It also provides records for books and journals that are available in libraries in the NLM’s local area and links to full-text materials.
  20. 20. Search LocatorPlus Limit to a keyword search. Type the term “nursing informatics” into the search form. nursing informatics’。 Enter a search term and begin looking for books. 。 Limit the search to books alone.
  21. 21. Viewer LocatorPlus Results Choose the book you want to view by selecting the link from the title.
  22. 22. LocatorPlus to WorldCat To locate the closest library that owns this book select the “Find Other Libraries That Own This” to search WorldCat for this item.
  23. 23. Information in From the WorldCat results list select the link to the desired book.
  24. 24. A Library Near You! The record presents further information concerning the book.。 The lower part of that record presents a list of libraries where the book is located. 。
  25. 25. Know Your Zip Code. The record provides: • a link to the library’s catalog, • distance from your location, • information about the library. It’s best to contact the library and check on guest circulation policies. Find details about the library near your location.
  26. 26. What’s next? Over the next two sessions we will discuss searching PubMed and MyNCBI