As the IHSL begins a new semester of providing reference support to our patrons, we are very pleased to announce that we have a new staff member! Molly Montgomery will be located at our Meridian Library. Starting on February 4, 2013 Molly will be available to meet with our Meridian staff and students. Stop by and welcome Molly and get to know the resources that are available at the Meridian Center.
As the NLM continues to strive to make searching PubMed more user friendly, it has updated PubMed’s basic searching page. You may notice that the limits tab under the search box is no longer there. It has been replaced by a new filters sidebar that is only activated after you have run your search. First Search — Then Limit or Filter. To learn more about this new feature see the article in the NLM Technical Bulletin for May-June. no. 386. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj12/mj12_pm_sidebar.html
The National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Aging released a redesign of the Web site, NIHSeniorHealth, last week. NIHSenior Health allows both browsing and searching through a wide variety of health information including more than 40 Health Topics and 150 videos. Controls on the home page allow easy adjustment of font size and contrast to make the Web site easier to read. If you need consumer/patient health information customized for older adults, please try out the improved NIHSeniorHealth.
A revised WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) app is now available for iPhones/iPods running iOS 4.2 or later. This National Library of Medicine brief article describes the new features including:
- Help Identify Chemical and
- protective distance mapping.
If you are unfamiliar with WISER and all its features, review this Fact Sheet.