January 21, 2022

Reference: U.S. Launches Interactive Global HIV/AIDS Database on Census.gov

From the United States Census: The U.S. Census Bureau today launched an interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. The database was developed in 1987 and now holds 149,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 10,800 new estimates in the last year, making it the most complete of its […]

History of Medicine: New Look, New Collections for National Library of Medicine’s IndexCat Database

From a NLM Announcement: The History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) [recently launched] a new user interface for its premier database, IndexCat, along with the addition of two new collections involving medieval scientific English and Latin texts. Utilizing software developed by Ex Libris, the new IndexCat interface offers improved […]

Reference: FDA Launches New Pediatric Drug Database

From WHYY: The Food and Drug Administration has just launched a new database with information about drug safety and efficacy for kids. Parents and doctors can search by drug or disease for information on how medications affect young patients, said Dr. Dianne Murphy, head of the FDA’s office of pediatric therapeutics. “Children are different in […]

Update: Database Statistics: MEDLINE Citation Counts by Year of Publication

Statistics for 2011 are now available. Years of publication Total # Citations # Citations Published in US % Citations Published in US 2011* 736,191 324,046 44% 2010 828,527 351,484 42% 2009 791,388 340,028 43% 2008 765,837 333,708 44% 2007 728,929 317,319 44% MEDLINE Citation Counts and Methodology Pre-1947 – 2011 available here See Also: More […]

Let’s Welcome the New PubMed Filters Sidebar

The NLM (National Library of Medicine) Technical Bulletin provides a screenshot rich article about a change (a good one) made to search results pages. The “limits” page has been replaced with a new filter sidebar that’s similar to what many other search tools offer. You can access the complete article here.

Database Statistics: Citations Added to MEDLINE Database by Fiscal Year (Updated Chart/Table)

Via the NLM Web Site Data for Past Three Fiscal Years (Complete Chart Includes Data for FY 1995 – FY 2011) Fiscal Year # Citations 2011 724,831 2010 699,420 2009 712,675 Indexed citations are those citations selected for MEDLINE that have completed processing and indexing with current MeSH® (Medical Subject Headings®). Indexed citations have a […]

NLM Releases Mobile Interface to TOXNET Databases

Direct to TOXNET (Mobile Interface) Databases cover toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. One of the resources available is DIRLINE, a database of health organizations.

Ovid Will Become Exclusive Medical Research Aggregator Providing Access to Current, Non-Embargoed New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Content

From a Wolters-Kluwer News Release: Wolters Kluwer Health today announced it has entered into an expanded distribution agreement with the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Under the terms of the agreement, Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, will be the only medical research aggregator to distribute current, non-embargoed NEJM content to institutions and their […]

Recently Launched: Interactive Access to CDC’s HIV and STD Data

From the AIDS.gov Blog: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new interactive web tool—the NCHHSTP Atlas—that allows users to create maps, charts, and tables using HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted disease (STD) data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). [Clip] Many public health […]

National Library of Medicine Announces Latest Release of Its “History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium”

From NLM: The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the latest release of its History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/consortium/index.html), a search-and-discovery tool for archival resources in the health sciences that are described by finding aids and held by various institutions throughout the United States. […]