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September 27, 2011

From the GMR: Enhanced Access to Herb and Supplement Information on MedlinePlus

Very cool update!



The National Library of Medicine enhanced access to herb and supplement information on MedlinePlus. On the English and Spanish supplements index pages, links to external sources of herb and supplement information now appear along with the information that we license from National Medicines Comprehensive Database. These links also appear on MedlinePlus search results pages in the Drugs & Supplements collection.

The screen capture below shows the top of the index page. The producing organization (Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Toxicology Program, etc.) appears next to each link to distinguish different pages on the same herb. For example, MedlinePlus provides links to Acai information from both the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

Natural Medicines Medline Plus screenshot


If you have any questions, contact the MedlinePlus team by clicking the "Contact Us" link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page.

Thank you!

September 7, 2011

From the GMR: New NLM Enviro-Health Links: Developing and Using Medicines for Children

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released an Enviro-Health Links page on Developing and Using Medicines for Children.

In regards to medications, it is important to remember that children are not small adults. Developing and Using Medicines for Children provides links to resources that can help researchers, medical professionals and parents provide effective medicines and administer them safely. The links include information about pediatric drug development, clinical trials, and existing laws and regulations.

NLM also offers other Enviro-Health Links on topics, including:

Children's Environmental Health

Education, Careers, and Outreach in Toxicology and Environmental Health

Indoor Air Pollution

Keeping the Artist Safe: Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials

Lead and Human Health

Mercury and Human Health

Water Pollution

Women's Health Resources

NLM Enviro-Health Links

September 6, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through August, 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Here are the latest headlines from the GMR's blog, The Cornflower:

2011 Zar Symposium Recordings Now Available

GMR RAC Members Announced

Outreach Program Summary Online

GMR Announces New Subcontracts

Registration Open! 2011 Midwest Chapter / MLA Meeting, Indianapolis

Thank you for supporting the mission of NN/LM. To post to the blog, contact Jacqueline Leskovec, Editor, The Cornflower, leskovec@uic.edu.

From the GMR: JOB ANNOUNCMENT: Distance Support Librarian

National American University (NAU) has a half-time position open for a Distance Support Librarian. This position can be done remotely and offers some flexibility. Check out the Distance Support Librarian job description and learn more about NAU at its website. This newly created position would work with the system librarian and campus librarians to provide support to our distance students as well as work on some exciting system-wide initiatives. Consider joining our dedicated team.

Pat Hamilton, MLS
System Librarian
National American University
5301 So. HIghway 16, Suite 200
Rapid City, SD 57701